Resources

Good To Know

Following, you will find a list of resources that I hope are helpful to you, whether you are searching for adopton and foster care support or looking for helpful literature to address your partcular needs.

ADOPTION AND FOSTER CARE RESOURCE ORGANIZATIONS

Below is a national listing of organizations that offer a variety of support services to adoptive and foster families.   Some, but not all of these organizations also recruit and train foster and adoptive parents.  Dr. Andrews has had personal contact with each of these agencies, and they are considered exemplary in their service to families.   

The organizations are grouped according to the type(s) of services provided (Adoption, Foster Care or Foster-to-Adopt).

~ ORGANIZATIONS BY STATE ~

ORGANIZATIONS SERVING BOTH ADOPTIVE AND FOSTER FAMILIES:

 

ALABAMA

Lifeline Children’s Services (Birmingham, with additional regional locations)  www.lifelinechild.org

 

ARKANSAS

The Call (Little Rock)  www.thecallinarkansas.org

CALIFORNIA

Child Hope Services (Camarillo)   www.childhopeservices.org

COLORADO

Project 1.27 (Aurora)  www.project127.com

FLORIDA

His Kids Adoption & Foster Care/First Baptist Church  (Orlando)  www.hiskidsorlando.com  

 

GEORGIA

Promise 686  (Norcross)  www.promise686.org  

OKLAHOMA

111 Project (Oklahoma City)    www.111project.org

TEXAS

Embrace Texas (McKinney)  www.embracetexas.org

Hope Ft. Worth  (Ft. Worth)  www.hopefw.org

The Fostering Collective (Tyler)   www.thefosteringcollective.org

 

ORGANIZATIONS SERVING EXCLUSIVELY FOSTER AND/OR

FOSTER-TO-ADOPT FAMILIES:

CALIFORNIA

Foster the Bay (Santa Clara/Bay Area)  www.fosterthebay.org

Peninsula Covenant Church (Redwood City)  www.wearepcc.com

COLORADO

Timberline Orphan Ministry/Timberline Church (Ft. Collins)  www.timberlinechurch.org

FLORIDA

4 Kids of South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale)  www.4kids.us

Mosaic Church (Winter Garden/Orlando)  www.thisismosaic.org

GEORGIA

Crossroads Foster and Adoption Program (Union City)  www.christiancity.org/crossroads

Fostering Together (Alpharetta)  www.fosteringtogether.com 

TEXAS

Foster Villages (Austin)  www.fostervillage.org

 

ORGANIZATIONS SERVING EXCLUSIVELY ADOPTIVE FAMILIES

 

OREGON

Holt International Children’s Services (Eugene)  www.holtinternational.org

TEXAS

Legacy 685/Houston First Baptist Church (Houston)  www.houstonfirst.org

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 ~ HELPFUL BOOKS ~

20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

by Sherrie Eldridge

 

20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed

by Sherrie Eldridge

20 Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make

by Sherrie Eldridge

 

Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special Needs Kids

by Gregory C. Keck, Ph.D. and Regina Kupecky, LSW

Adoption and Loss: the Hidden Grief

by Evelyn Burns Robinson

Are Those Kids Yours? American Families with Children Adopted from Other Countries

by Cheri Register

Becoming Home:  Adoption, Foster Care and Mentoring--Living Out God's Heart for Orphans 

by Jedd Medefind

Beyond Good Intentions: A Mother Reflects on Raising Internationally Adoptive Children

by Cheri Register

Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self

by David M. Brodzinsky, Ph.D., Marshall D. Schechter, M.D. and Robin Marantz Henig

Everyone Can Do Something: A Field Guide for Rallying Your Church Around The

Orphaned and Vulnerable

by Jason Johnson 

 

From Fear to Love: Parenting Difficult Adopted Children

by B. Bryan Post

 

I Wish for you a Beautiful Life: Letters from the Korean Birth Mothers of Ae Ran

Won to Their Children Sara Dorow, editor

 

Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow

by Gregory C. Keck, Ph.D. and Regina Kupecky, LSW

 

Secret Daughter (a novel)

by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

The Connected Child,

by Karyn B. Purvis, Ph.D. and David R. Cross, Ph.D.

The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child

by Nancy Newton Verrier

 

Thriving as an Adoptive Family: Real-Life Solutions to Common Challenges

by David and Renee’ Sanford

Wait No More: One Family’s Amazing Adoption Journey

by Kelly and John Rosati

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