Here at the Law Offices of Laurie B. Goldheim, adoptionrights.com, we support our clients through both adoption and assisted reproduction journeys. We feel that the more informed you are, the more comfortable you will be with the process of private domestic adoption or gamete donation and surrogacy.
Below are some recommended adoption and infertility resources that provide additional information about adopting and modern day family building both here and abroad, including foster parenting, gestational surrogacy, gamete donation, step-parent adoption, second parent adoption and other related issues.
Department of State
Intercountry adoption information from starting the process through post-adoption information
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Government website containing information on international adoption as well as required forms to be completed by prospective international adoptive parents.
New York Office of Children and Family Services http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/adopt/agcymenu.asp
New York list of state authorized adoption agencies.
State of New Jersey Department of Children and Families
New Jersey list of state approved adoption agencies.
Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
National association (formerly known as The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys) of approximately 330 attorneys who practice, or have otherwise distinguished themselves, in the field of adoption law and/or assisted reproduction law. The Academy’s work includes promoting adoption law reform and disseminating information on ethical adoption practices.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Non-profit organization devoted to advancing knowledge and expertise in reproductive medicine. ASRM has led the effort to ensure that reproductive medicine adheres to the highest ethical and medical standards.
Adoptive Families Magazine
Online and printed adoption adoption parenting guide which has provided trusted information and inspiration to adoptive families for over 30 years.
Adoptive Parents Committee
Parent support group, with chapters throughout the tri-state area, which is dedicated to improving all aspects of the adoption and interim (foster) care process.
Center for Adoption Policy
Extensive website providing research, analysis, advice and education to practitioners and the public about current legislation and practices governing domestic and inter-country adoption.
Creating a Family
National adoption & infertility education organization whose mission is to strengthen families through unbiased education and support for infertility patients, adoptive parents, and allied professionals.
Family Equality Council
Advocacy organization dedicated to changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated—including LGBTQ families.
National Adoption Center
Focused on adoption of children with special needs and those children who are at risk.
National Council for Adoption
Focused on helping find permanent homes for children through adoption.
New York State Citizens Coalition for Children
An organization of New York state citizens dedicated to improving services for at risk children and advocating for systemic change in the adoption and foster care system.
An inclusive organization (formerly known as The American Fertility Association) which serves all demographics of the infertility and LGBT communities with a wide range of information surrounding reproductive family building options including third-party assisted reproduction and adoption.
National non-profit organization devoted to providing education, advocacy and support to people experiencing infertility. RESOLVE has local and regional chapters throughout the United States.
An on-line book store providing adoption classics as well as cutting edge information on adoption issues.
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies
SART promotes and advances the standards for the practice of assisted reproductive technology benefitting reproductive patients.