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Resources

Looking for even more information about adoption? We’ve got you covered. We compiled some of our favorite websites, books, blogs and organizations — sorted by topic — to help you navigate your adoption journey. Consider it an extension of the Adoption Support Alliance community — friends of friends who are here for you, no matter what you need.

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Clinical Resources

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Owner of Constructive Parenting, PLLC.*

 

Specializes in ages 3-18 and parents of ages 0-18 with focus on adoption, anxiety, anger management, and parenting advice/support

704.413.3323

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Kandace Andrews, LCMHC

Play Therapist, Child Therapist, Parenting-Certified Adoption-Competent Therapist at Village Counseling, PLLC

*Specializes in ages 3-17 with focus on trauma, attachment, depression, anxiety, adoption

704.360.0346

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Rebekah Talley, MSW, LCSW, RPT

Owner of Zola Counseling, Child Specialist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Child Parent Relationship Therapy Practitioner

*Specializes in ages 5-12 as well as parenting support birth+ with a focus on trauma, attachment, adoption, parenting and mood dysregulation

980.428.6195

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Renee Johnson, LCMHC

Play Therapist, Child Therapist, Parent-Certified Adoption-Competent Therapist @ Davidson Family Therapy

 

336.209.2884

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Adoption-Competent Therapists

 

General Adoption

Adoption Learning Partners offers meaningful, timely, web-based educational adoption resources for professionals, parents, adopted individuals, and the families that love them.

Creating a Family is nonprofit providing unbiased, accurate education and support for infertility or adoption based in North Carolina.  It offers a weekly radio show, newsletter and blog.

C.A.S.E. is a trusted national and international resource on adoptive life for families, communities and professionals. C.A.S.E. offers counseling, professional training, education, family forums, public awareness and advocacy programs and publications and multimedia resources.

Adoptive Families, the award-winning, national adoption magazine, is the leading adoption information source for families before, during and after adoption.

The Huffington Post has a lot of great stories and featured blogs on adoption.

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Domestic Adoption

Triangle Adoption Services is a licensed adoption agency specializing in adoptive home study and post-adoption services to families residing in North Carolina.  The goal of Triangle Adoption Services is to ensure forever homes for children in need of parents through assessment, support and preparation of families who have the desire to grow through adoption.

Triangle Adoption Services is a licensed adoption agency specializing in adoptive home study and post-adoption services to families residing in North Carolina.  The goal of Triangle Adoption Services is to ensure forever homes for children in need of parents through assessment, support and preparation of families who have the desire to grow through adoption.

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Adoption from Foster Care

 

The Dave Thomas Foundation provides education and support to increase the number of adoptions from the foster care system.

Mecklenburg County DSS is the county department that handles adoption from the North Carolina foster care system.

Adopt US Kids offers an extensive database of children in U.S. foster care available for adoption and families who are home studied and approved to adopt them.

Foster Village creates connection with dignity for children and families experiencing foster care by meeting urgent needs, providing educational and emotional support, and advocating as a collective community voice for children.  We are so fortunate to have them serving our Charlotte community.

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International Adoption

 

Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc. is a non-profit, Hague accredited placing agency based in High Point, NC and licensed to serve the entire State of North Carolina.

The internet's central location for information on international adoptions, special needs adoption, adoption articles and waiting child photolistings.

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Transracial Adoption

 

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Serving adopted children of color by providing not only adoptive placement but lifelong educationsupport, and community for adoptees and their families on matters of adoption and race.

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Books

 

Books

by Jessica Kingsley Pub

by Elisabeth O'Toole

Extended Family Members & Friends