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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

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Self help online - Worldwide

- 7 cups of tea: Foster Care support community

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Hotlines and resources per country

Canada

- 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
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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
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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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