Internet Resources

Adoption/Foster care

National Adoption Clearing House www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption www.pactadopt.org

PATH2PARENTHOOD
www.PATH2PARENTHOOD.org

Path2Parenthood (P2P) is an inclusive organization committed to helping people create their families by providing leading-edge outreach programs and timely educational information. The scope of their work encompasses reproductive health, infertility prevention and treatment, and family-building options including adoption and third party solutions. P2P services and materials are provided free of charge to consumers and are available to everyone without reservation. These services include educational outreach events, an extensive online library with HD videos, a daily blog, a resource directory, telephone and in-person coaching, and a toll-free support line.

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association www.Resolve.org

Resolve was established in 1974, is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. RESOLVE provides information and advocates for those men and women afflicted with infertility; giving them information, support, and access to all family building options.

The National Adoption Center www.adopt.org

The National Adoption Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding adoption opportunities for children living in foster care throughout the United States and is a resource to families and agencies that seek the permanency of caring homes for children.

Donation/Surrogacy

PATH2PARENTHOOD www.PATH2PARENTHOOD.org

Path2Parenthood (P2P) is an inclusive organization committed to helping people create their families by providing leading-edge outreach programs and timely educational information. The scope of their work encompasses reproductive health, infertility prevention and treatment, and family-building options including adoption and third party solutions. P2P services and materials are provided free of charge to consumers and are available to everyone without reservation. These services include educational outreach events, an extensive online library with HD videos, a daily blog, a resource directory, telephone and in-person coaching, and a toll-free support line.

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association www.Resolve.org

Resolve was established in 1974, is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. RESOLVE provides information and advocates for those men and women afflicted with infertility; giving them information, support, and access to all family building options.

Donor Conceived Families

PATH2PARENTHOOD www.PATH2PARENTHOOD.org

ART: Talking to Children about Assisted Reproductive Technology:
www.artparenting.org

National Embryo Donation Center: www.embryodonation.org

Assisted Reproductive Technology: Books for Children
http://booksfordonoroffspring.blogspot.com

This is a website/blog was created in 2009 by research librarian Patricia Sarles to help parents and professionals of ART find children picture books. It is the most comprehensive up to date book list ever published. Professionals as well as parents free of charge can come to this website to find almost every ART children’s picture books that has ever been written. There are no reviews of the books. The book lists give information about when the book was published, where it can be bought, if it still can be purchased, the age appropriateness of the book, the subject matter it covers, and if the book is published in other languages.

Donor Sibling Registry www.DonorSiblingRegistry.com

The Donor Sibling Registry (DSR) was founded in 2000 to assist individuals conceived as a result of sperm, egg or embryo donation that are seeking to make mutually desired contact with others with whom they share genetic ties. DSR advocates for the right to honesty and transparency for donor kids, and for social acceptance, legal rights and valuing the diversity of all families. The DSR website provides support and connection to families which have been created via donor conception, advocating for the rights of the donor-conceived, while educating the general public through national media interviews and appearances about the issues, challenges and rights of the donor-conceived community.

Parents via Egg Donation www.pved.org

Parents Via Egg Donation, or PVED, was created to provide non-biased information and support for parents and parents-to-be on all facets of the egg donation process and into parenthood; The website provides all families and individuals as a point of connection and community at any stage of the egg donation process and into parenthood.

The Donor Conception Network http://www.dcnetwork.org

DC Network was started in England in 1993 by five families with children conceived with the help of sperm donation.  Since those early days we have moved on to welcome those whom egg, double or embryo donation has been their means of making or adding to their family. They are inclusive of all families using donor conception.  They continue to expand their resources as demands from their members has grown and expanded; including services for both the donor-conceived and their parents and families. They also are helpful to both families that are open with their family building choices as well as those who remain unsure or unable to be open about their donation choices.

Infertility

PATH2PARENTHOOD www.PATH2PARENTHOOD.org

Path2Parenthood (P2P) is an inclusive organization committed to helping people create their families by providing leading-edge outreach programs and timely educational information. The scope of their work encompasses reproductive health, infertility prevention and treatment, and family-building options including adoption and third party solutions. P2P services and materials are provided free of charge to consumers and are available to everyone without reservation. These services include educational outreach events, an extensive online library with HD videos, a daily blog, a resource directory, telephone and in-person coaching, and a toll-free support line.

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association www.Resolve.org

Resolve was established in 1974, is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. RESOLVE provides information and advocates for those men and women afflicted with infertility; giving them information, support, and access to all family building options.

LGBTQ

www.gaycenter.org
Gaycenter.org includes resources for building families, strengthening families, and connecting families. Information on marriage and adoption & foster care is provided.

www.menhavingbabies.org
Men Having Babies provides educational and practical information to assist gay prospective parents achieve biological parenting. They provide reviews and rating of surrogacy agencies and fertility clinics, coordinate to promote academic studies about gay parenting and surrogacy, and provide grants, discounts and free services to gay men who require assistance in their quest for parenthood. The organization has also developed a framework for ethical surrogacy.


Assisted Reproductive Technology: Books for Children
http://booksfordonoroffspring.blogspot.com/

This is a website/blog was created in 2009 by research librarian Patricia Sarles to help parents and professionals of ART find children picture books. It is the most comprehensive up to date book list ever published. Professionals as well as parents free of charge can come to this website to find almost every ART children’s picture books that has ever been written. There are no reviews of the books. The book lists give information about when the book was published, where it can be bought, if it still can be purchased, the age appropriateness of the book, the subject matter it covers, and if the book is published in other languages.

Family Equality Council www.familyequality.org

Family Equality Council is a nonprofit organization that connects. Supports and represents over 3 million LGBTQ parents in the US and their six million children. Their goal is to change attitudes, awareness and policies to ensure that all families are equality respected, loved, celebrated and treated fairly.

Our Family Coalition www.ourfamily.org

Our Family Coalition advances equity (inclusion for all members of society) for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education and advocacy. They provide resources, support and workshops on topics such as family building talking with children about their biological origins.

PATH2PARENTHOOD WWW.PATH2PARENTHOOD.ORG

Path2Parenthood (P2P) is an inclusive organization committed to helping people create their families by providing leading-edge outreach programs and timely educational information. The scope of their work encompasses reproductive health, infertility prevention and treatment, and family-building options including adoption and third party solutions. P2P services and materials are provided free of charge to consumers and are available to everyone without reservation. These services include educational outreach events, an extensive online library with HD videos, a daily blog, a resource directory, telephone and in-person coaching, and a toll-free support line.

Pregnancy/Pregnancy Loss

SHARE: Pregnancy & Infant loss Support WWW.NATIONALSHARE.ORG

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support is a national non-profit organization with over 75 chapters in 29 states. It mission is to provide support for anyone who experiences the tragic death of a baby. Their services include bed-side companions, phone support, face- to-face support group meetings, resource packets, private online communities, memorial events, training for caregivers.

www.throughtheheart.org
Through the Heart is a resource for pregnancy loss and includes Comfort Kits free of charge to individuals or couples who have suffered a pregnancy loss. Resources and discussion boards are also provided for coping with loss.

climb-support.org

Centers for Loss in Multiple Birth s a support organization for families that have experienced the loss in multiple pregnancy from conception through birth, infancy and childhood. Support includes resources and personal stories.

www.handonline.org
Helping after Neonatal Death is an organization with direct support in California and resources including peer support groups, a book list, newsletters, and a resource list of related websites and support.

Single Parenting

National Organization of Single Mothers www.singlemothers.org

Parents Without Partners
www.parentswithoutpartners.org

Choice Moms
www.Choicemoms.org

The mission of Choicemoms is to create a supportive, welcoming, educational environment for single women who consciously decide to become mothers without a partner; creating both print and online tools of communication, for Choice Moms and their children as well as providing connections that bring women together via the website, special events and activities designed to help single mothers celebrate their journey to motherhood, be able to share their struggles and concerns with other mothers to help them be the best moms that they can be.

Single Mothers By Choice (SMC) www.singlemothersbychoice.org

Founded in 1981. The primary goal of SMC is to provide support and information to single women who are considering, or have chosen, single motherhood. Members connect through local chapters all over the US, and in Canada, Europe, and beyond, and/or through their online private discussion Forum and Newsletter. As the needs of the members has expanded so has the organization’s services and resources; including resources about Donor Insemination, Adoption, and Parenting concerns and questions.