Whether you are just thinking about adopting or are well on your way, there are many valuable resources and organizations available to adoptive families today. Here are just a few.
- Adoption Support Center offers one-hour weekly or biweekly counseling sessions for adoptees and their families. Counseling is provided by Diane Stiles, LCSW and Clinical Director at ASC and an adoptive parent herself. Read more about Kid Counseling
Herrin & Leach – John Herrin and Nathan Leach are dedicated to helping adoptive parents and expectant mothers navigate the Indiana adoption process. Indiana adoption is very intricate and complex and ever-changing. It’s not always easy for non-lawyers or lawyers who do not work exclusively with adoption to stay on top of the ever-changing state standards and regulations. At Herrin & Leach, adoption is all they do.John Q. Herrin is a sustaining fellow in the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and has been with the academy since 1991. He graduated from Wabash College and Indiana University School of Law.Nathan A. Leach is a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. He graduated cum laude from both Southern Illinois University and Indiana University School of Law.Indianaadoptionlawyer.com
From Anotha Motha– Kelsey Vander Vliet runs this blog for birth mothers and offers her unique perspective from her corner of the adoption triad. From Anotha Motha serves to connect birth mothers and communicate honestly, without an agenda and without judgment. Birth moms here are searching for peace and uniting with one another along the way. Birth moms often share their stories, thoughts, and perspectives through blogs and find community through the blog’s 13 state representatives.
Lifetime Healing– After years and years of grief, loss, and depression, Ashley Mitchell started to write and share her experiences. Overtime, a small community of birth mothers and friends gathered and started to share a voice. After supporting countless women throughout the country, they created the first ever post-placement curriculum to build lasting and concrete support groups for women that choose to place their children for adoption.
Big Tough Girl– This is Ashley’s Mitchell’s personal community and blog. She is a birth mother of 12 years, and offers support and empathy with each part of the adoption triad.
Brave Love– Their mission is to change the perception of adoption through honest, informative, and hopeful communication that conveys the heroism and bravery a birth mother displays when she places her child with a loving family through adoption.
Kindred + Co.– Hannah Eloge is an adoptive mom of twin girls. She started Kindred + Co. to give that community to others. Kindred + Co is a brave adoption community. Sharing stories of beauty and brokenness, hope and redemption as we walk through life together.
*Please note, these links and resources are provided for your information. Inclusion here does not represent an endorsement by Adoption Support Center.