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Family Planning Resources for SJSU Faculty

I am thinking of adopting or fostering a child.  What are some good resources to give me more information on this process?

Adoption.com (www.Adoption.com) has a host of resources to provide general information about the adoption process.  The site also assists adoptees and birthparents to find birthfamilies.

The County of Santa Clara's Social Service Agency offers information on how to become a foster parent at http://www.sccgov.org/portal/site/ssa/agencychp?path=%2Fv7%2FSocial%20Services%20Agency%20(DEP)%2FFoster%20Parent%20Recruitment

Adopt Us Kids' (http://www.adoptuskids.org/ )mission is to recruit and connect foster and adoptive families with waiting children throughout the United States.

National Council For Adoption (http://www.adoptioncouncil.org/ ) has been a champion of adoption since its founding in 1980. Whether as an advocate for state laws that promote sound adoption policy, a resource for federal officials and policymakers about appropriate federal adoption initiatives and reform, a diplomat for sound international adoption policy, or a source of adoption facts and education, NCFA is devoted to serving the best interests of children through adoption. Learn more about the ways in which NCFA works to promote the positive option of adoption.

The National Adoption Center (http://www.adopt.org/assembled/home.html ) provides information about adoption in general and specifically about adopting children who are living in foster care.  An independent, non-profit founded in 1972, the Center has helped more than 22,000 children find their "forever" families, and has worked with countless families to guide them through the adoption process. Their specialty is providing the information you need as you move along in your adoption journey. Learn who the waiting children are and what you need to do to get started if you are interested.

I am interested in learning more about fertility options.  What are some good resources?

Creating a Family has an extensive list of resources related to understanding infertility and your options.  http://www.creatingafamily.org/infertility/resources.html

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association (http://www.resolve.org/ ), established in 1974, is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders.

The American Infertility Association (AIA) ( http://www.americaninfertility.org/ )is a national nonprofit organization that provides advice from experts and support from friends for anyone who is struggling to build a family.

The National Infertility Network Exchange (http://www.nine-infertility.org/  )is a national nonprofit organization for persons and couples with impaired fertility, and the professionals who serve them.

FertilityPlus (http://www.fertilityplus.org/ )is patient information site containing FAQs, patient experiences with various tests and procedures and several useful resourse lists.