Forever Families Through Adoption

Where Can I Turn if I Need Other Kinds of Help?

Help

Pregnant? Wondering if adoption is right for you and your baby?

Text "PREGNANT" to 797979 to connect with an Adoption Counselor 24/7.
We understand how confusing and difficult this decision can be and are here to help you explore your options.

FREE options counseling is always available at FFTA call anytime (914) 939-1180


Planned Parenthood provides compassionate and affordable reproductive health care in more than 800 health centers around the country. Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic - serving Putnam, Rockland, Westchester and Suffolk counties 1-800-230-PLAN (7526).

Books

The Unplanned Pregnancy Handbook: Real Live Stories, Information & Resources to Help You by Dorrie Williams-Wheeler, features a wealth of information and resources about pregnancy, abortion, and adoption.

The Unplanned Pregnancy Book for Teens and College Students by Dorrie Williams-Wheeler, provides stories and resource specifically directed toward younger women.

In Good Conscience: A Practical, Emotional and Spiritual Guide to Deciding Whether to Have an Abortion by Anne Runkle is an excellent, evenhanded and supportive book that provides the information every woman needs to make her decision.

The Adoption Reader: Birth Mothers, Adoptive Mothers, and Adopted Daughters Tell Their Stories by Wadia-Ells is a set of essays from birth mothers, adopted mothers, and adopted daughters which reveal different facets of the adoption process.

Given In Love by Moreen Connelly

Dear Birthmother: Thank You for Our Baby by Kathleen Silber, Phylis Speedlin

Maternity Clothes

Contact FFTA and we will help guide you based on your location adopt@foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org

Information

Go Before You Show - Information on what to do to give your baby a healthy start.  Access to programs and services in Westchester County.  

Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network - Outreach, resources and data toward improving the health of women, children and families in the region. Includes resources for dads and expectant women.

Hope's Door - Programs and services to help victims and survivors of domestic abuse. 24-hour hotline. Information and links to many local and national resources.

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What's New at FFTA?

The Netherlands: Suspension of Intercountry Adoption

The Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security reported on February 8 that the Netherlands decided to suspend all intercountry adoptions. The Ministry stated that they made this decision based on recommendations from the Committee Investigating Past Intercountry Adoption, which was tasked with investigating adoptions from abroad and possible illicit practices from 1967-1998. The Committee determined that during that period, the adoption infrastructure was not sufficient to prevent illicit practices and to safeguard the interests of adoptees.

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