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Information on child abuse, breastfeeding, information about issues facing birth mothers and birth fathers, plus the costs associated with adopting a child.

Prevent Child Abuse

Prevent Child Abuse includes information regarding the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), the national organization Prevent Child Abuse America, the Child Welfare Information Gateway, and U.S. federal laws related to child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption.


Breastfeeding is very difficult or not possible for most adoptive parents.  However, some adoptive mothers have successfully breast feed their adopted child. This site will help educate anyone who is thinking about breastfeeding her child.


Costs: General information on birth parent expenses, agency fees and costs, use of an intermediary, and reporting adoption-related expenses to the court.

Birth Mother and Birth Father

Please refer to this site for a better appreciation and understanding of the issues and concerns a birth mother and a birth father face.

Birth Statistics

Information not only about birth statistics but also about health as well as statistics on other very interesting issues.

Help for Adopting Families by State

 Alabama  Montana
 Alaska  Nebraska
 Arizona  Nevada
 Arkansas  New Hampshire
 California  New Jersey
 Colorado  New Mexico
 Connecticut  New York
 Delaware  North Carolina
 Florida  North Dakota
 Georgia  Ohio
 Hawaii  Oklahoma
 Idaho  Oregon
 Illinois  Pennsylvania
 Indiana  Rhode Island
 Iowa  South Carolina
 Kansas  South Dakota
 Kentucky  Tennessee
 Louisiana  Texas
 Maine  Utah
 Maryland  Vermont
 Massachusetts  Virginia
 Michigan  Washington
 Minnesota  West Virginia
 Mississippi  Wisconsin
 Missouri  Wyoming
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