Are you looking for additional websites and resources? We have listed some of best the adoption-related sites below.
Adoption Blogs (http://www.adoptionblogs.com/) – Blogs on different related topics such as unplanned pregnancy, open adoption, and birthparent issues.
Adoption.com (http://www.adoption.com/) – This is a highly informative site covering a wide range of adoption topics. There is information for any member of the adoption triad as well as chat rooms, forums, and information about laws.
Adoption Poetry, a section of Adoption.com (http://poetry.adoption.com/) – If you are a lover of poetry, or even just want to see in print what love can put on paper, use this link. There are literally hundreds of poems and writings here, all related to adoption.
Adoption Puzzle (http://www.genealogytoday.com/adoption/puzzle/index.html) – This is a web site geared to help people who are searching for members of their birth family.
Insight! Open Adoption Resources and Support (http://openadoptioninsight.org/) – Website created by Brenda Romanchik with articles and information for birthparents participating in open adoptions
Lifemothers (http://lifemothers.tripod.com/copyright.html) – This is an excellent site created by author and birthmom, Skye Hardwick. You can read some of her articles or poems and articles written by fellow birthmoms.
While being a birthmom and receiving support for the issues that come along with being a birthmom is important, there may be times in which you need resources that are not related to adoption. Below are a few resources that some women may find helpful.
RAINN (http://www.rainn.org/) – Rape Abuse and Incest National Network
24/7 Toll free Line 1-800-656-HOPE
National Domestic Violence Hotline (http://www.thehotline.org/) – 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Council for Suicide Prevention (http://www.ncsp.org/) – 24/7 Toll free hotline 1-800-SUICIDE
Postpartum Support International (http://www.postpartum.net/) – For those dealing with postpartum depression; Toll free hotline 1-800-944-4PPD