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Recommended Sites & Services

Beyond the information presented on this website, Building Your Family recommends the trusted sources for assisted reproduction, adoption, and infertility information and support listed below:

  • Adoptive Families: The award-winning national adoption magazine is the leading source of information for families before adopting, during the process, and raising a child through adoption.

  • AdoptiveFamiliesCircle: Adoptive Families‘s online community for adoptive parents, adoptees, expectant mothers, birth mothers, and adoption professionals maintains active discussion groups, as well as featured blogs, photo contests, and more.

  • The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA): Attorneys invited to become an AAAA fellow have deep experience in adoption law, and must meet the highest standards of ethics, competence, and professionalism.

  • AdoptUSKids: AdoptUSKids, a project of the U.S. Children’s Bureau, raises public awareness about the adoption of children from foster care and provides tools and resources to prospective adoptive parents and child welfare workers.

  • Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption: This non-profit organization, established by the founder of Wendy’s (who was adopted from foster care), works to increase the number of U.S. foster adoptions to fulfill its vision that “every child will have a permanent home and a loving family.”

  • RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association: Established in 1974, this non-profit organization works to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders.

  • The American Fertility Association: The AFA provides education and outreach about infertility, and offers lifetime support services families touched by infertility.

  • Adoption Learning Partners: ALP offers interactive, web-based educational adoption resources for professionals, parents, adoptees, and adoptive families.

  • Adoption.NET: Adoption.NET is an online resource and community for all things adoption and foster care.

  • Beyond Fertility: This subscription-based membership site offers expert information, peer support, and a community of people who understand the challenges of being a parent after infertility.

  • Creating a Family: Creating A Family is a not-for-profit organization that provides education and resources on infertility and adoption.

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