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This section will really grow! Check back!! This adoption information website is designed to provide assistance, information and support for Independent Adoption, Open Adoption and International Adoption This adoption information website features chat, news, information and resources for adoptive parents, adoptees, pregnant women and professionals.
Transracial Adoption Resources
Child Welfare Information Gateway: - Information and resources on Transracial and Transcultural Adoption from the DHHS Children's Bureau
  ICHILD was founded in 1995, and is an internet-based, world-wide support group and source of information & resources for those interested in adoption from India & the Subcontinent.
Special Needs Adoption Resources / Family Village
A comprehensive adoption information resource on all aspects of adoption, including infant, intercountry, and special needs adoption.
  Paraguay Adoption Resources
Dedicated to those interested in adoptions from Paraguay, with extensive list of resources and adoption information.
Adoptive Families, the online adoption and parenting guide, this adoption information magazine has provided trusted adoption information and inspiration to families for over 30 years. This is a support and advocacy organization for adoptive families. Publishes Adoptive Families magazine bimonthly.   AdoptINFO is collection of adoption information: information, research, opinion and policy documents related to adoption and issues facing adoptive families. - Adoption Resources and Fun Stuff for Kids. Kids friendly website for kids by kids. Provides adoption information and resources including homework help, famous people, books, movies, adoption facts, ...

  American Academy of Adoption Attorneys is a national association of attorneys who practice, or have otherwise distinguished themselves, in the field of adoption law.
Dave Thomas Foundation: A non-profit public charity dedicated to dramatically increasing the adoptions of the more than 114,000 children in North America's foster care systems.   Family Stories: Inspiring foster care and adoption stories are featured in the words of a family.

Adoption Information: Contains articles and tips for those considering adoption and for those who already have adopted.

National Adoption Center provides you with in-depth information about adoption, from new developments to time-tested advice. You can use this site in many ways. Learn how to adopt a waiting child or teenager. Research adoption information in our resource library. Order adoption books through their adoption bookstore. Post a message or chat with other adoptive families.

North American Council on Adoptable Children

NACAC's Adoption Subsidy Resource Center provides general adoption information on how each state operates their Title IV-E Adoption Assistance program. Adoption assistance information is also available for each Province in Canada. Families who are adopting children from the foster care system in the U.S. and Canada should speak with the child’s caseworker or the adoption worker assigned to the case about an adoption subsidy. For further information, please call (800) 470-6665.
State Department - International Adoption: U.S. Department of State’s web site dedicated to international adoption issues and legislation.
National Foster Care Coalition
Adopt US Kids: is dedicated to finding permanent, loving adoptive families for the thousands of U.S. children who are currently waiting in foster care. This site, launched in 2002, is funded by the U.S. government.
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute is dedicated to promoting, on a national level, the understanding of adoption as an estimate way of family creation and to advancing quality in adoption policy and practice.
RainbowKids An International Adoption Publication full of adoption information.
Roots & Wings This adoption magazine tells what life is like for adoptive families through a variety or articles, interactive forums, adoption information, and links to other active adoption sites.

EMK Press is a publisher of books for children and families whose lives have been touched by adoption, either domestic or international. "Books and resources to
empower children and families"

Adoption Policy Resource Center: Adoption Subsidy Advocates provides free initial consultation and related policy information to adoptive families, attorneys, advocates and agency professionals.

Mei Ming Adoption Ministry- Their vision is to educate the church about their calling as Christians to reach out and minister to orphans, and to provide an avenue for God's people to come together and act purposefully on behalf of these precious children. They hold monthly meetings where people can gather adoption information from other families or guest speakers. Meetings held in the Virignia Beach, VA area. BLOGS: The Heart of a Parent- If you are struggling as a parent, you are not alone. Someone out there is going through something similar and experiencing similar feelings. Don't give up. You have the most important job on the planet.

Casey Family Services , helping children, families and communities grow stronger together, operates as the direct service arm of the Annie E. Casey Foundation ( The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private, charitable organization dedicated to promoting public policies, human service reform and innovative programs that meet the needs of today's disadvantaged children and families in the United States. the national network for young people in foster care.

State Information: Check out Foster Care resources, news and events in your state.

Ways to Help. . . Organizations projects that are reaching out
to hurting children. They need YOUR help!
Nearly 300,000 children in America must be rescued from terrible abusive situations each year and often they arrive at crisis centers and foster homes with absolutely nothing of their own. We can’t all be there to hold these unfortunate children, but we can give them something to hold on to…a My Stuff Bag.

The My Stuff Bags Foundation
’s mission is to provide powerful advocacy on behalf of abused, abandoned and neglected children across the United States. The Foundation rallies widespread individual and corporate involvement through its unique program, My Stuff Bags, to address the needs of these children and support the organizations caring for them.

The foundation’s ultimate goal is to provide a My Stuff Bag to each of the over 300,000 children entering crisis and foster care each year. Find out the Miracle of My Stuff Bags and how you can help!

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Financial Assistance
God's Grace Adoption Ministry: works to help Christian families overcome the financial burden of adopting the world’s orphaned children. Families can apply for adoption grants or receive assistance with adoption fundraising. A Child Waits Foundation: A Child Waits Foundation is a nonprofit charitable foundation formed in 1998 to reduce the number of children not adopted from international orphanages because prospective parents lack the savings to pay for the cost of adoption. They offer financial support to those who have exhausted all other financing options and cannot adopt internationally without aid. Eligibility to receive a loan is based on financial need and each case is judged individually. For further information, please call (866) 999-2445.
Gift of Adoption Fund: A non-profit foundation that helps families overcome some of the initial financial burdens of adoption (home study, legal fees, etc.). Call (847) 205-2789 for more information. Grants are available in amounts up to $5,000
Bank of America: Bank of America offers unsecured loans specifically designed for adoptive parents. Bank of America may be contacted at(888)457-2543 to speak to a specialist. is a national non-profit 501 (c)3 financial assistance grant program that will provide qualified couples and individuals (regardless of race, religion, marital status or sexual preference) with grants of up to $15,000 towards their adoption expenses North American Council on Adoptable Children: NACAC's Adoption Subsidy Resource Center provides general information on how each state operates their Title IV-E Adoption Assistance program. Adoption assistance information is also available for each Province in Canada. Families who are adopting children from the foster care system in the U.S. and Canada should speak with the child’s caseworker or the adoption worker assigned to the case about an adoption subsidy. For further information, please call (800) 470-6665.
WACAP – World Association for Children and Parents: WACAP believes that financial concerns should not prevent qualified families from adopting children. They have set up special funds and programs to help parents cover the costs of certain adoptions.
Shaohannah's Hope: Shaohannah's Hope awards financial grants to qualified families already in the process of domestic and international adoption.
The National Adoption Foundation:
The National Adoption Foundation offers an Adoption Assistance Loan designed to help adoptive families take care of the finances necessary to adopt and raise a child. This includes adoption costs, legal fees, medical services, travel expenses, education costs, home improvements or the everyday cost of raising a family. Grants are only available to families for the actual cost of the adoption. For more information, please call (203) 791-3811.
The Orphan Foundation: The Orphan Foundation’s primary mission is to help eliminate or minimize the financial barriers to adoption by providing grants of $1,000 for each child adopted, and $1,500 for each "special needs" adoption. Grants are subject to funding availability, the basis of need, completion of a homestudy, and other factors shown in the application. To apply for these grants, you may go to the website and click on the link that says "Grant Application." For further information, call (805) 823-3552 or visit the website.




Resource Books for Adoptive Parents (adoption information and stories):

Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child by Trish Mashew

A Child's Journey Through Placement by Vera Fahlberg

Adopting the Hurt Child by Gregory Keck and Regina Kupecky

Parenting the Hurt Child by Gregory Keck and Regina Kupecky


Other Inspirational Sites:

Marriage Today - I would recommend that all of my couples check out this site. Jimmy and Karen Evans share together what they have learned in what I feel is real-life and down to earth and based on many years of struggles and then many years of success. They say on their website, "After more than thirty years of marriage, not only are we deeply in love, but we understand how to stay in love. We have learned how to meet each other's needs as we walk through life's seasons and challenges. MarriageToday is committed to sharing the good news that a successful marriage is possible by following God's plan."

Mei Ming Adoption Ministry- Virginia Beach, Va

akiane - Awesome! Her work and her words impacted me phenomenally...
"An internationally recognized 11-year-old prodigy, considered the only known child
binary genius, in both realist painting and poetry."

Adoption resources- Inspirational Art

Other inspirational art Captured by the Lens - Captured Art


Websites great for parents, parents-in-waiting or most anyone:

Beyond Consequences Institue- Heather Forbes, LCSW and Heather's Daily Reflections: Receive a free parenting reflection each day for the next 100 days. These parenting "nuggets" will support you, inspire you, and empower you. A complimentary service provided by Heather!

Mei Ming Adoption Ministry- You are welcome to attend any Mei Ming meetings which are held once a month from 5:30-7:30 at New Life Providence Church in VA BCH, VA. (See Meeting Schedule on their website). Their vision is to educate the church about our calling as Christians to reach out and minister to orphans, and to provide an avenue for God's people to come together and act purposefully on behalf of these precious children.

FlyLady- This site is amazing for those not Born Organized! Simple steps to help you stay in charge of your home, your work schedule, your family routines. What a gift from God!

Captured by the Lens Photography- Let us photograph your coming home day! Forever Family days are so special! Put down the camera and let us capture all of the emotion of this special day! Located in VA BCH, VA



One thing you must always remember in the process of adoption...

To best handle the things that matters the most in your life, is to
LET IT GO and trust your Maker to be in control.

LET IT GO and pray. LET IT GO and breathe. LET IT GO and wait.....

It takes patience, and practice to be able to do this, but the sooner you LET IT GO the sooner God can REALLY move on your behalf!

Just let it go.


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Pregnant in My Heart (TM) is an online adoption resource that offers adoption information, foster care information and links to adoption resources as well as foster care resources. We will spotlight different adoptive families, helping redefine how we view "those who adopt" and how to help hurting children through adoption and foster care. Our goal is to Equip, Support and Ignite Hearts for Hurting Children. There are so many ways to be involved, and we hope to provide enough adoption information and and foster care information to help get you started in your own journey to help hurting hearts! We are in our baby phase, but we are so glad you came to visit us. Please bookmark this page and check back often! NEW!