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Your guide to adoption could be living next door...literally!

When Sanjay signed up to receive a reference for a family in adoption, little did he know that a parent referred to him by Families of Joy would be living just a block away - in a mega city like Bangalore.

We believe that parents in adoption are the best friend, philosopher and guide for aspiring families. They can mentor, counsel and advise the PAPs based on their experiences. They can highlight the nuances of adoption, distinguish between situations arising out of parenting or adoption and share wealth of insight hitherto undocumented. Nothing provides greater assurance and comfort to a parent embarked on a journey as unknown as adoption, than the guidance from another parent who has travelled on the same path. Most parents refer their meeting with another parent-in-adoption, and sometimes their families, as the most influencing experience in their journey to adoption.

Families of Joy Foundation maintains an online National Registry of Adoptive Families with the intent of offering a reference point to prospecting parents. Such a data bank offers ready assistance to prospective parents in their own city / State.

We urge each family to sign up for this registry (post their adoption) in building a vibrant community standing together for espousing the cause of adoption.