Forever Families Through Adoption

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 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.

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Not your typical lawyer. Debbie Wolf got to where she is today one challenging job at a time. After studying psychology in college, her first job was as a social worker for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services. This turned out to be both wrenching and rewarding. One Thanksgiving eve, she was charged with delivering a 6-year-old boy whose mother was mentally ill and abusing drugs to his new foster home. "The place was so bad I refused to leave him there,” she said. “Instead I took him back to my office and we ended up spending the night at work with another co-worker until we found a more suitable alternative."

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