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.


Crisis Hotlines
National Domestic Violence Hotline

Family Services Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline
336.723.8125 (24-hours/7 days a week)

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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

Legal Aid

Forsyth County Sheriff

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Resources Directory

National Organization for Women


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
Phone: 919.871.1015
Fax: 919.871.5895

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

1in6, Inc.
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.