Adoption Resources

Are you thinking of adopting a child? Feeling overwhelmed with the amount of things to consider and where to find quality answers to your questions? We realize this is likely to be the most important decision of your life and you want to be able to find reliable information and resources to help you. Below are some referrals to help you begin this journey.

Adoption Reimbursement Benefit

Emory University will reimburse Eligible Employees for Qualified Adoption Expenses up to $5,000 per finalized adoption under the Emory University Adoption Reimbursement Plan.

Dependent Care Resource & Referral Service

E4Health is the Dependent Care Resource & Referral Service that Emory has worked with for over ten years. They have an extensive database to help you find adoption resources, and offer free adoption consultations to employees of the University.

Dependent Care Referral Form

The Adoption Guide

The Adoption Guide is a resource to help individuals understand the various options of adopting a child, along with education on the process and costs involved. It also offers networking and advice for parents.

Faculty & Staff Assistance Program

FSAP offers free confidential counseling and support to assist individuals in the process of adoption.

Georgia Center for Resources and Support

The Georgia Center for Resources and Support provides a centralized resource for adoptive parents to help them locate the help they need to be successful in meeting the needs of their adopted children.

Families First

Georgia’s largest family service agency, Families First, has skilled professional counseling and supportive services for families, couples, children and individuals such as parenting education, foster care, adoption, and homelessness prevention.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

The Child Welfare Information Gateway is a service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They provide access to print and electronic publications, web sites, and online databases covering a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, adoption, search and reunion, and much more.

Web Resources

Baby Center



Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption Digital Download