Adoption Triad

January 18, 2011

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Welcome to the January 2011 edition of Adoption Triad, a monthly e-brief for adoption professionals. This month, we focus on resources for pregnant women, expectant fathers, and birth parents.

  1. Birth parents are often the most neglected members of the adoption triad. There are fewer publications and services for birth parents than for adoptive parents and adopted children/adults. Expectant and birth fathers and their families sometimes are overlooked in adoption planning.
  2. Visit the webpages For Pregnant Women, Expectant Fathers, and Birth Parents on Child Welfare Information Gateway* for more information and resources for this important group:
  3. The National Foster Care & Adoption Directory provides contact information for a variety of adoption organizations and services, including support groups for birth parents. Search the National Foster Care & Adoption Directory:
    Send us information about any support groups not included in the directory:

Adoption Triad is published on the third Tuesday of each month. We welcome your feedback on this publication and trust you find it useful.

Best regards,

Phyllis Charles
Adoption Program Manager
Child Welfare Information Gateway

*Formerly the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (NAIC). In 2006, NAIC combined with the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information to become Child Welfare Information Gateway.

Adoption Triad is distributed at no charge by Child Welfare Information Gateway (, a service of the Children’s Bureau/ACF/HHS ( It provides adoption professionals with practical information to help them identify, recruit, train, and retain families for children and youth and provides resources on all aspects of adoption for members of the adoption triad: birth parents, adopted people, and adoptive parents.

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