International and Domestic Adoption – Services & Fee Agreement
Adoptive Families – The Resource & Community for Adoption Parenting
Information about adoption from “just getting started” to post-adoption issues.
Foster Child Adoption in NC
Financing Your Adoption
Abba Fund (for NC families only)
Gift of Adoption Fund
A Child Waits Foundation
International Adoption Partner Agencies:
Family Medical Leave Act
The Family Leave Act requires employers of more than 50 workers to give full-time employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for the birth or adoption of a child. Your employer may have more generous benefits.
Employee Benefit Programs
Many private and governmental employers offer adoption assistance and benefits, from financial reimbursement, paid and unpaid leave, and resource and referral services. Check with your employer’s human resources or benefits department.
Children with Special Needs
Adoption subsidies are available to assist with adoption fees, medical and therapy services and special education needs. Currently, a federal tax credit is available after your adoption is finalized. See IRS Tax Topic 607.
DOMESTIC ABUSE AND
FAMILY VIOLENCE RESOURCES
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Family Services Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline
336.723.8125 (24-hours/7 days a week)
Family Services Victim Services
City of Winston-Salem
Children’s Advocacy Centers of NC
North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Network to End Domestic Violence/Women’s Law (NC Chapter)
North Carolina Council for Women
Forsyth County Sheriff
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Resources Directory
National Organization for Women
SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCES
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Family Services Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Hotline
336.722.4457 (24-hours/7 days a week)
Sexual Assault victim services in Forsyth County, NC
Survivors of Sexual Assault Guide – English (PDF)
North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
811 Spring Forest Road, Suite 900
Raleigh, NC 27609
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
Resources for male survivors of sexual assault, abuse.
PO Box 222033
Santa Clarita, CA 91322
Forsyth County and State of North Carolina
Mental Health Association (MHA) of Forsyth County
1509 S. Hawthorne Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
American Foundation of Suicide Prevention – North Carolina Chapter
Resources for those who have lost someone to suicide to help them transform their grief into positive action.