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A list of Open Adoption Agencies, Foster Adoption, Professionals and Adoption Related Support Sites: All of the listed sites are Gay friendly as well as singles friendly.

Open Adoption Agencies:

Independent Adoption Center
is the nations premiere open adoption agency, with over 30 years experience facilitating open adoptions. IAC has never had exclusionary policies based on age, income, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, race, or ethnicity. (website)

Adoption Connection
is one of the longest-running open adoption agencies in the country. Since its inception, Adoption Connection has completed more than 1,700 domestic infant and international adoptions. (website)


Creative Adoptions, Inc. is a Colorado based adoption agency specializing in open adoption. The agency is a licensed not-for-profit child-placement agency providing services for birth parents and adoptive couples across the Rocky Mountain Front Range area. (website)


Friends in Adoption is a non-profit, non-traditional, licensed agency whose goal is to help people make informed decisions concerning adoption. FIA works with both those interested in adopting and with pregnant women/couples considering placing their children with adoptive families. Office is located in Middletown Springs, Vermont. (website)

Adoptions From The Heart is a licensed, nonprofit, nonsectarian adoption agency offering services for pregnant women and families interested in domestic adoption and the field of assisted reproduction.Headquartered in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, with additional office locations in several states. (website)

Adopt International
is a private, non-profit agency licensed by the State of California since 1983 and the State of Hawaii since 1993. They provide Home Study services and facilitate domestic adoptions for families residing in these two states. They work with traditional and nontraditional families.

Foster Adoption:

Adopt Us Kids
mission is two-fold: to raise public awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families for children in the public child welfare system; and to assist U.S. States, Territories and Tribes to recruit and retain foster and adoptive families and connect them with children. (website)

Families For Children, Inc
is a full
service California licensed private Non-Profit 501c(3) Adoption & Foster Family Agency, established in 1989. Our mission is to assist in finding permanent adoptive families for the thousands of California children currently in foster care and provide caring short term foster homes for children temporarily removed from their biological parents. (website)

The goal of the Dave Thomas Foundation is for ever child will have a permanent home and a loving family. MISSION: The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has dramatically increased the number of adoptions of waiting children from North America's foster care systems. (website)

Open Adoption Lawyers :


The Adoption Law Offices of Adams & Romer is a small and friendly law firm based in San Francisco, with a satellite office in Santa Rosa, California. We have been helping create families through open adoption for over six decades. Our firm is known for providing sensitivity, respect and support to all involved throughout the domestic adoption process. We finalize approximately 50 adoptions a year, so we can work closely together and pay attention to your needs. (website)

The Adoption Law Offices of Robin Fleischner Robin Fleischner became an adoption attorney in 1986 as an outgrowth of adopting her two sons. Her practice is unique in providing caring, personalized, and solution-oriented legal services. Robin has handled over 1,000 adoptions and is nationally known for her expertise in adoption matters. (website)


What is Open Adoption
What is open adoption. What is the history of open adoption in the United States.

Our Waiting Families
Visit our waiting families who are seeking to adopt through open adoption.

Recent Adoptions
Visit our families who have successfully built their families through open adoption.

Current Adoption Legislation
The state of our adoption laws

Adoption Terms
Definition of adoption terms commonly used in the open adoption profession.

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Hi, my name is Lisa; I am a single Mom living in Olney, Maryland. It means so much to me that you are taking the time to read my letter. I picture you as an incredible person with an abundance of courage and strength as you make a decision for your child’s future. The amount of respect that I have for you is beyond measure. I hope you take a moment to learn about my daughter and I, we have a strong desire to grow our family through adoption, and it would be an honor if you would consider us. (website)
I have always wanted to be a mother and have decided to adopt a child. I want to say thank you for the beautiful gift of a child that you are helping me to achieve. I can’t begin to describe how happy it makes me to think that I will be a mother. This is the culmination of a lifelong dream. (website)
Ariel & Joey Owens-Barham
Richmond, CA
Hi, we are Ariel & Joey Owens-Barham, two self-proclaimed nerds at heart who are eager to expand our family. We can only imagine how very much you love your baby, and admire that you are seeking the absolute best life for him or her. We hope that after you learn more about us, you can see us as loving parents and a set of lifelong friends. We're truly excited about open adoption, and want to include you in our unique family. (website)
Hi. I’m Elizabeth and I cannot wait to be a mother and have a child to love. I believe that adoption is my path to parenthood and I am excited to be on this journey to build my family. I admire the strength and courage you have to make an adoption plan for your baby. I look forward to learning about you and your dreams for your child. (website)
Words cannot begin to describe how excited I am about bringing a new baby into my home and family...both of which are filled with unconditional love, respect, acceptance, laughter, hugs, kisses, and fun! What can I say to express my admiration for and awe of your strength and courage during this time of your life?  Your sacrifice of love is inspiring and touching.  I cannot imagine the thoughts in your head, but your heart full of devotion is evident.  I wish you peace as you make this difficult choice. (website)
Chris and John
Hi! We are Chris and John from Atlanta , Georgia. We respect your courage as you consider adoption for your child. Our daughter Sara was born December 26, 2010! We are excited to welcome a second child into our family now through open adoption and are looking forward to building a relationship with you to the degree that you are comfortable. We would love to talk to you as you consider an adoption plan for your baby. (website)

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