What Are My Options? Who's Going to Adopt My Baby? Frequently Asked Questions Where Can I Turn For Help? Meet Some Waiting Adoptive Parents
What Are My Options Who Makes an Adoption Plan? How Does The Process Work? What Is The Cost? What Else Should I Know? Waiting Families
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What's New At FFTA?

On October 9th, Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc. (FFTA), a NY and CT-authorized non-profit adoption placement agency and resource center based in Rye Brook, hosted "An Evening at Crawford Park Mansion," its sixth annual gourmet food tasting and silent auction event. Generous local sponsors and auction item contributors were vital to the evening's success.

FFTA's Executive Director, Joy S. Goldstein, LCSW, ACSW, who co-founded the agency in 2007 with her husband and adoption attorney, Michael S. Goldstein, Esq., LCSW, was inspired by the generosity and dedication of attendees, community volunteers and contributors. "These collective efforts greatly enhance our ability to sustain and expand our outreach and education efforts in the community for which FFTA receives no fees," said Mrs. Goldstein. Proceeds raised enable FFTA to develop new programming with the continued goal of increasing knowledge and understanding of adoption issues. "Our mission is to increase positive adoption awareness, empower families and serve the community and we pride ourselves on offering services and support to those who need it," she said.

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Where Can I Turn if I Need Other Kinds of Help?

Help

FREE options counseling is always available at FFTA call anytime (914) 939-1180

Planned Parenthood provides compassionate and affordable reproductive health care in more than 800 health centers around the country. Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic - serving Putnam, Rockland, Westchester and Suffolk counties 1-800-230-PLAN (7526).

Books

The Boys The Unplanned Pregnancy Handbook: Real Live Stories, Information & Resources to Help You by Dorrie Williams-Wheeler, features a wealth of information and resources about pregnancy, abortion, and adoption.

The Unplanned Pregnancy Book for Teens and College Students by Dorrie Williams-Wheeler, provides stories and resource specifically directed toward younger women.

In Good Conscience: A Practical, Emotional and Spiritual Guide to Deciding Whether to Have an Abortion by Anne Runkle is an excellent, evenhanded and supportive book that provides the information every woman needs to make her decision.

The Adoption Reader: Birth Mothers, Adoptive Mothers, and Adopted Daughters Tell Their Stories by Wadia-Ells is a set of essays from birth mothers, adopted mothers, and adopted daughters which reveal different facets of the adoption process.

Given In Love by Moreen Connelly

Dear Birthmother: Thank You for Our Baby by Kathleen Silber, Phylis Speedlin

Maternity Clothes

Wal-Mart and Target both offer reasonably priced maternity clothing. Motherhood Maternity holds great sales.

Information

Go Before You Show - Information on what to do to give your baby a healthy start.  Access to programs and services in Westchester County.  

Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network - Outreach, resources and data toward improving the health of women, children and families in the region. Includes resources for dads and expectant women.

Hope's Door - Programs and services to help victims and survivors of domestic abuse. 24-hour hotline. Information and links to many local and national resources.