Helpful Links

Creating a FamilyThis site provides resources and support for families that have found an alternative way in building a family.  Listen to Creating a Family talk about Infertility and Adoption on their Radio Show. You are more than welcome to write reports on the information you hear on the radio shows to meet your educational training.

Adoption.comThe premier online adoption search engine.

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

The Adoption GuideOne of the happy surprises of adoptive parenting is the friendship and camaraderie to be found in adoption support groups. Whether your group meets in cyberspace daily or once a month in your city, parent support groups can provide information, companionship, and enrichment that you won't find elsewhere.

Texas Teratogen Information ServiceThey provide free counseling for anyone concerned about teratogen exposures during pregnancy. “Teratogens” are agents that may cause a miscarriage, birth defects, and/or learning problems. Common examples of teratogens are alcohol, smoking, street drugs, prescription and over-the-counter medications, some environmental agents, and some chemicals.

Explaining Adoption To Your Child – Helpful article with some basic guidelines about when and how to tell your child about adoption.

Transracial & Transcultural Adoption – Helpful factsheet on raising an adopted child of another race or culture.

People Finders informational guide for adoptees who are on a journey to find their birth parents.

Tapestry Books Specializes in the adoption books you’re looking for.

Shutterfly, Snapfish, Mixbook, & PicabooThese helpful sites let you design your photo album online and will create and send it to you, bond and ready to go.

Briana Burns PhotographyAs a fellow adoptive parent, this is my gift to you:  Special package for newborn portraits for adoptive families!  A full newborn session for only $75; photo CD is included.  Mobile studio available so the photo session can be done in your home or at your hotel if you are out of state parents.  There is also a special discount for family portraits at the time of your finalization. Contact me for more details.

Angela Lynn Portraits
If you are living here in San Antonio or waiting on ICPC, take advantage of our
Adoptive Parents Special- $75 off your order, if interested please contact us and we will get you the information for the discount. (Infant portraits should be taken under 2 weeks of age)

LifeSTORY Lifebooks By Reflections – have a goal to help make it easier for busy adoptive parents to be able to still keep the journey of their child's past and future as simple as possible. Not a photo album, not a journal of information but the Life Story of a very special child.