In our experience, parents-to-be and folks on the early stages of the parenting journey are often eager for information about all sorts of topics. The Good Beginnings family resource pages are designed to help parents find the information they need by providing as much as possible in one place. The resources included are not necessarily exhaustive and are for informational purposes only.
Preparing For Your Birth
Adopt Us Kids
Online and over the phone, we provide information and resources to families exploring foster care and adoption. Families who register on our site can search our national photolisting of more than 5,000 children and youth in foster care who are available for adoption and make inquiries directly to the children’s caseworkers. They also connect with a vibrant community through our Facebook page and Twitter channels.
Adoption Advocates provides services families need to complete both international and domestic adoptions. We are located in Shelburne, Vermont and routinely travel throughout the state of Vermont.
Adoptive Families is an award-winning resource for parents-to-be navigating the adoption process and for parents raising children through adoption. Adoptive Families provides information and support through expert articles, personal stories, expert audio, in-depth eBooks, made-for-sharing Clip & Save tip-sheets, parent-to-parent interaction, and more.
Bethany Christian Services
Since 1944, we have worked to bring and keep families together through our services in many countries. These services include sponsorship, foster care, family support, and adoption. We believe that the family is the best place for children to grow and these services have been designed to allow children to stay in their home country, with a local family whenever possible.
Casey Family Services
Casey Family Services, a Foundation-sponsored private agency, provided child welfare services in New England and Baltimore. During its 36-year history, the agency developed the Lifelong Families practice model to connect children in foster care to enduring families. The Foundation continues to make available its research, videos, publications and other information related to foster care.
Friends in Adoption
Friends In Adoption (FIA) is a licensed, not-for profit adoption agency founded in 1982 by an adoptive mother who saw that the many needs of adoptive families and birth parents were not being met in adoption situations. From the beginning, FIA has been committed to compassionate treatment for all parties involved in an adoption plan.
At Lund, we work to break the cycles of poverty, addiction and abuse by supporting pregnant and parenting teens, young adults, and adoptive families with our integrated, compassionate services. The overarching goal of Lund’s education, treatment, adoption and family support services is that every child grows up in a safe, secure and loving family. Our unique and award winning programs wraparound families meeting them where they are and helping them to make progress towards their education, family and employment goals.
The Vermont Consortium for Adoption & Guardianship
The Vermont Consortium maintains an extensive library focused on providing resources for families who adopt or provide guardianship, and their children.
- Private adoption
- Adopting through child welfare
- Talking with your children about adoption
- Transracial/transcultural adoptions
- Developmental trauma
- And then there are picture books for children as well as books for youth!
The library is available to Vermont parents, children, youth, and the professionals who serve them. The library is physically located in the Vermont Easterseals office, 641 Comstock Road, Berlin, VT— please call before stopping by: 802-223-4744. The library is also accessible on line at https://vac.myturn.com open up your account, reserve the books you are interested in, and they will be sent to your home with a self addressed stamped envelope for you to return them to the library.
Vermont Adoption Services
There is a lot of support available to people who adopt children in Vermont foster care. Learn more now!
Vermont Child Adoption Laws
We hope to help you learn more about the child adoption laws in the State of Vermont. Please note that while we have tried to be as current as possible, laws are occasionally rewritten and/or amended; accordingly, the Vermont adoption law provided below may have errors, omissions, or may not be the most current version.
Voices At The Table
A place for Vermont kinship, foster, and adoptive families to access resources, and share concerns, insights, and triumphs. This blog is a forum for kinship, foster, and adoptive families to share with one another. It is also a place to learn about current resources, support, educational opportunities, and topics that are relevant to your experience.