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Adoption and Fostering Hotlines and Resources

Adoption and fostering

Below are some resources specifically for adoption and fostering. For general mental health and support hotlines and resources, see here


Self help online - Worldwide

- 7 cups of tea: Foster Care support community


Hotlines and resources per country


- Origins: Origins Canada is a 100% volunteer-run non-profit organization serving people across Canada who have been separated from family members by adoption. Visit website

United Kingdom

- Adoption UK: For adoptive families or prospective adopters. Helpline available for information and resources. Phone numbers are as follows:
England mon-thurs 10am-2:30pm and fri 10am-12pm. Phone 07904 793 974 and 07539 733079 
Northern Ireland mon-thur 10am-4pm and fri 10am-2:30pm. Phone 028 9077 5211
Scotland mon-fri 10am-2:30pm. Phone 0131 201 2489
Wales mon-fri 10am-2:30pm. Phone 02920 230319

United States

- Journeys of the Heart: Support for birth monhers and also information on adoption. 24 hour helpline for birth mothers available. Phone 1-800-876-0575

- Adopt help: Information for adoptive parents and birth mothers. Confidential 24hour helpline available. Phone 800- 637- 7999

- Adoption Network: Adoption Services for Birth Mothers and Adoptive Parents Nationwide. 24/7 hotline available. Phone 1-866-607-8246

- National Foster Parent Association: Resources for foster parents. Visit website


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