Support Services

Birth Parents

The following resources are designed to assist expectant parents or birth parents in their exploration of adoption:

  • Birth Parent Support Group: (see attached flyer) Open to anyone who has placed a child for adoption. Meetings held monthly in Green Bay or Appleton.
  •  Amstel Life ( is a blog written by Amy, a woman who placed her daughter for adoption at age 18 years and continues to have an open relationship with her daughter and the adoptive family more than 8 years later.
  • Birthmothers 4 Adoption ( is a blog written by Jessalyn, a birth mother who placed her child for adoption.
  • Life After Placing ( is a blog written by Amanda, a birth mother who placed her child for adoption.
  • On Your Feet Foundation ( honors and values the choices birthparents have made to place their children for adoption, helps birthparents become self-sufficient and provides support and community after placement.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway( is a website that contains extensive information on adoption for both adoptive parents and birth parents.

General Adoption and Parenting

  • The Coalition for Children, Youth and Families ( is an organization that receives funding from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families to provide information about adoption to prospective adoptive parents, social workers and the general public.
  • The Post Adoption Resource Centers (PARC) provide education, support services and activities to adoptive families. There are several PARCs throughout the state of Wisconsin:
  • OURS Through Adoption ( is a non-profit organization providing assistance and information about the unique challenges of adoption.
  • Adoptive Families, ( award-winning national adoption magazine, is the leading adoption information source for families before, during, and after adoption.
  • Considering Adoption: ( an informative website, hosted by American Adoptions, that contains an abundance of information for both adoptive parents birth parents on the topic of adoption.
  • UMOJA ( is an organization that works to empower transracial families to raise children who will have a positive black identity and will feel comfortable in all different cultures.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway( is a website that contains extensive information on adoption for both adoptive parents and birth parents.
  • Wisconsin Family Ties ( is a statewide, nonprofit organization run by families for families that include children and adolescents with social, emotional or behavioral challenges.
  • ( contains information for adoptive parents as well as birth parents regarding the adoption process.
  • This website provides resources to help parents participate in their child’s academic success and personal growth. There are grade by grade academic benchmarks, guides to parent-teacher conferences, a health and wellness section, tips for parents and more.

International Adoption

  • USCIS ( is the United States Citizen and Immigration Services website. This website provides extensive information on the regulations of international adoption.
  • The United States Department of State website provides information on the intercountry adoption process as well as information on various countries. Click here to find out more information.
  • The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families ( can provide information on adoption in the State of Wisconsin.


  • Resolve ( is an national organization that provides information and support services relevant to infertility.
  • Infertility Resources ( contains a wealth of well-organized information to guide you through the often daunting labyrinth of infertility — from the first steps of wondering when, and if, to seek help — to diagnosis and treatment.

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