Adoption Services – Community Resources

La Familia-Namaste is currently in the process of developing comprehensive support services for adoptive families. This will include support groups for parents, adopted children and siblings in addition to groups focused on specific developmental stages, transracial adoption, open adoption and gay and lesbian families. Please contact your worker for more information.

RESOURCES

CHILDREN & ADULTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
(CHADD)

The nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families.
Phone: 800-233-4050
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NM DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL
Provides information and referral services concerning disability issues.
2300 Menaul Blvd Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-272-8549
Phone: 800-552-8195 (TOLL FREE)
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NM DEPT OF HEALTH - DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SUPPORT DIVISION
They are committed to people with developmental disabilities or medically fragile health conditions, their families, friends and anyone committed to supporting and advocating for individuals with special needs in New Mexico.
Phone: 505-476-8973
Phone: 1-877-696-1472 (TOLL FREE)
PO Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110
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ALL FAITHS RECEIVING HOME
Their services are designed to be child-focused, providing families with the resources they need to create and maintain stable, nurturing homes for their children.
Phone: 505-271-0329
1709 Moon NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
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PARENTCRAFT, A DIVISION OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES, INC.
Workshops, seminars, and support for parents. Speakers are also available on a variety of topics such as effective discipline techniques and managing sibling rivalry.
Phone: 505-243-2551
1503 University NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
NATIONAL PARENT HELPLINE® OPERATED BY PARENTS ANONYMOUS
Phone: 1-855-4A PARENT (1-855-427-2736)
Hours of Operation: M-F, 10:00am PST to 7:00pm PST
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PARENTS OF INTERCULTURAL ADOPTION
PO Box 91175
Albuquerque, NM 87199
Phone: 505-899-0457
CYFD (Children, Youth and Families Department)
They respectfully serve and support children and families and supervise youth in a responsive, community-based system of care that is client-centered, family-focused, and culturally competent.
Phone: 1-800-432-2075
New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department
P.O. Drawer 5160
Santa Fe, NM 87502-5160
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Adoption Services – Recommended Reading

The books below provide an orientation to adoption, its meaning, the process, organizational procedures, and resources for children available for adoption. You will find important information about adoption as a factor in the developmental lifecycle of adopted children and their families, and more.

POST-ADOPTION SUPPORT GENERAL READING

All Kinds of Families Norma Simon
Families are Different Nina Pellegrini
Beginnings: How Families Come to Be Virginia Kroll
A China Adoption Story:
Mommy, Why Do We Look Different?
Frances M. Koh
Adoption Jeanne Du Prau
Adoption and After Louise Raymond
The Adoption Advisor Joan McNamara
The Adoption Lifecycle Rosenberg
Adoption Triangle Arthur Sorosky, Annette Garan, and Ruben Pannor
Being Adopted - Life Long Search for Self Brodzenski, Schechter, and Henig
Brown Like Me Noelle Lamperti
Different and Wonderful Dr. Darlene Powell Hopsen & Dr. Derek S. Hopsen
Dim Sum, Bagels and Grits:
A Source Book for Multicultural Families
Myra Alperson
The Face in the Mirror:
Teenagers and Adoption
Marion Crook
Filling in the Blanks:
A Guided Look at Growing Up Adopted
Susan Gabel, M. Ed.
How It Feels to Be Adopted Jill Krementz
How to Raise Adopted Children Schaffer and Lindstrom
Journey Through Placement Vera Fahlberg
Loving Across the Color Line:
A White Adoptive Mother Learns About Race
Sharon Rush
Open Adoption: A Caring Option Jeanne Warren Lindsay
The Open Adoption Experience Lois Ruskie Melina and Sharon Kaplan Rogia
Perspectives on a Grafted Tree Patricia Johnston
Raising Adopted Children Lois Melina
Real Parents, Real Children Holly Van Gulden and Lisa M. Bartels-Rabb
Making Sense of Adoption Lois Melina
Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother Jana Wolff
Shared Fate H. David Kirk
Twenty Things Adopted Kids
Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
Sherrie Eldridge
Wasn't Love Supposed to Be Enough? VanSlyck, Wristen, Dupre-Clare, Mague, and Haggerty
Who am I?
And Other Questions of Adopted Teenagers
Charlene Giannetti
Why Didn't She Keep Me? Answers to the
Question Every Adopted Child Asks
Barbara Burlingham-Brown, MS

SHARE A RESOURCE

If you would like to recommend a resource, please contact us and we'll consider it for inclusion on our list. If your recommendation is approved, we'll add it to the list, and share the good news with other hopeful families!