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Joy S. Goldstein, LCSW, ACSW, Executive Director and co-founder of Forever Families Through Adoption is quoted in Joni Mantell's article in The Adoptive Families Magazine (Making Open Adoption Work): Open Adoption: A Reference Guide for Families

Openness brings great benefits to all involved, as well as some unique dilemmas. Addressing them requires flexibility, sensitivity to the birth family, and confidence in yourself as parents. Consult this guide to learn how to make it work for your family.

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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.