If adoption is a part of your life in any way: birth parent, adoptive parent, hopeful adoptive parent, adoption advocate or professional and would like your blog or website added to my list of links please email me your name and URL. adoptionfyi at gmail dot com

Friday, July 24, 2009

Adoption Garage Sale

Do you live in Utah? Do you have stuff hanging around your house that you don't need or want anymore? Do you love a good garage sale? Do you want to help Becky and Jeremy adopt? (of course you do!)

Becky and Jeremy are having a garage sale to help raise money for their adoption. To make sure that it is a great success, they are also taking donations of items that you no longer want. They will even come pick it up for you. (You know that box of stuff in your basement you've been meaning to take to Good Will/ DI for 7 months- they will happily take care of that for you!)

OR- if you really love a good garage sale, I am willing to bet that this is going to be a good one.

You can get the details on their blog.

Good Luck Becky and Jermey- can't wait to hear how it goes!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Photolisting Sites

My husband and I are considering fos-adopt for a future adoption.

Because I like to put the cart before the horse when ever I can, I have started collecting photolisting sites. I know this is not a comprehensive list, so please help me add to it. The states listed under the sites are the states that the children are in, not necessarily, the states that the children are able to go to. Most of these sites will accept inquiries from any family in the state the child is residing in or families who have all ready completed their home study in any state.

The Adoption Exchange
Colorado, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dekota, Utah, Wyoming
Adopt Us Kids
All States- all states search-able at the same time from one location
Heart Gallery of America
All States and several states have many galleries, however, you do have to look at each one individually
Children Awaiting Parents
All states
Adopt America Network
You can also list your family for older children to view on this site!
Northwest Adoption Exchange
Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Washington - must search each state individually
The Adoption Photolisting
All states
Wednesday's Child
All States

Many States Also have their own sites.

Minnesota- Hennepin County
Nebraska (focus on older kids)
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Ohio (Several Counties in Ohio also have small photos listings.)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas (this page is actually a list of all Texas Heart Galleries)
West Virginia (notice children are off to the left hand side of page)