AdoptTogether sat down to interview Celeste Liversidge about her work with TruAdopt and found out how adoption professionals are working to redefine the way Birth Moms are not only perceived but protected by both adoption professionals & adoptive families.
Through our time together, we developed this list of 5 amazing organizations working on behalf of birth moms everywhere.
- TruAdopt is a full-service adoption law firm dedicated to representing expectant parents in an ethical, knowledgeable and compassionate manner. In order to maintain the highest ethical standards when assisting with adoption of newborn children, we only represent expectant parents who are placing a baby for adoption.
- BraveLove’s mission is to change the perception of adoption through honest, informative, and hopeful communication that conveys the heroism and bravery a birth mother displays when she places her child with a loving family for adoption.
- Three Strands exists to love, serve, and lock arms with a BirthMom, through a community of BirthMoms, Adoptive Moms, and older Adopted Children. We begin with the delivery of Three Strands Bags to the hospital!
In This With You
- In This With You points to wise next steps for people struggling after an abortion or in crisis pregnancy situation while giving their friends practical ways to love and support them.
On Your Feet Foundation
- On Your Feet Foundation was founded in 2001 by adoptive parents, adoption professionals and a birth parent who recognized the need for practical help for women who had chosen adoption for their child. We are a small, nonprofit 501c3 organization that provides personal support to birthparents to help them get “back on their feet.” OYFF focuses on helping our clients build a better life by giving them the tools they need through case management and coaching, monetary grants and through the creation of a community of other birthparents.
Attorney Celeste Liversidge has been practicing exclusively in the field of adoption law since 2001. She is a fellow of both the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the Academy of California Adoption Lawyers and a member of the National Association of Counsel for Children, Christian Adoption Legal Services, National Council For Adoption and the North American Council on Adoptable Children. Celeste earned her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Westmont College. She has served on numerous boards and as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine School of Law. Celeste is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker on a variety of adoption-related issues.
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