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Welcome to Adoption Helper

By Robin Hilborn, editor of Family Helper

Welcome to Adoption Helper! I hope you'll visit often for information about adoption. I'd like to tell you about a recent development here: Adoption Resource Central.

Ever since I started publishing Adoption Helper magazine in 1990 -- it's now called Family Helper -- I've been accumulating adoption resources. Now I've assembled everything into one spot, Adoption Resource Central, at

You can click on one of 28 topics, read a topic summary and then see web sites, articles, books, email lists, newsletters and videotapes which are related to the topic. I hope this will be a useful feature for adoptive parents, researchers, teachers, social workers, in fact everyone with a connection to adoption. Do let me know of any improvements you'd like to suggest.

The adoption situation has changed rapidly, especially in international adoption. At "Adoption News Central" I've provided a compendium of adoption news from 2000 to 2012.

Also, don't miss "Coming Events" -- many support groups contribute their events to this list, so it's up to date, and lists all the contact names and numbers. At the bottom of the events list are Archived Events, so you can see which groups have been active in the past.

You can always reach me at My biography is here.

If you wish, you may order back issues of Family Helper magazine.


1995 -- Adoption Helper magazine received an Ontario Adoption Award from the Adoption Council of Ontario, "in recognition of its outstanding contribution to the adoption community of Ontario."
1997 -- Jennifer Smart, editor of Post-adoption Helper, received an Ontario Adoption Award from the Adoption Council of Ontario for her work on behalf of adoption causes.
2001 -- Robin Hilborn, editor of Adoption Helper, received an Adoption Activist Award from the North American Council on Adoptable Children for "dedicated work in making adoption information more accessible and providing materials for post-adoptive support".

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Contact: Robin Hilborn,
Box 1203, Southampton, Ont. N0H 2L0 Canada
Copyright 2013 Robin R. Hilborn
Updated Dec. 28, 2012

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