For driving directions click here.
For the RTA Route click here.
From the very beginning Family Resource Center has been
committed to developing an innovative
approach to adoption.
We believe that everyone is entitled to CHOICE and RESPECT.
Our philosophy is that people are best able to manage
their own lives, and that it is possible for birth
to work together on a basis of
mutual respect to plan and provide for a child's
We are not advocates of "open adoption"
or "closed adoption," but rather of cooperation
between birth parents and adoptive parents to find the
degree of contact and communication that is comfortable,
and best for the child.
Family Resource Center’s guiding principles include the following:
- The people we work with have the right to question absolutely everything and that every question deserves an answer.
- We believe that the people we work with are best able to manage their own lives – and understand that they our clients do not come to us with the expectation that we will tell them what to think or how to feel.
- People have a right to know all of their options – birth parents, adoptive parents and people who are adopted.
- Our job as an agency is not to favor one constituent group over another and our job is not finding children for hopeful adoptive families, but rather, to find good families for children.
- The process should be transparent and not driven by financial considerations and or financial gain.
- We want to generate money from good things – which is why we are the only agency in the country that returns placement fees to adoptive parents if an adoption is overturned or disrupted by an effective legal challenge – in effect guaranteeing adoptions against legal risk.
- We encourage our constituents to look at adoption and how it affects them – and to form their own opinions about adoption and its place in their lives for themselves.
- We believe that civil and respectful discourse, free from any kind of antagonism is possible and essential.
- While the Board and Staff must support our mission, as an organization we can continually explore and re-examine how we “operationalize” that mission. Our organization is resilient enough to tolerate disagreements and an open discussion of methods and strategies for accomplishing our mission.
- We believe that in respecting the rights and prerogatives of others – and that everyone is entitled to their own point of view. Even in when we disagree we can still listen to and consider the ideas of others.
- We support and encourage an ongoing process of professional development for our staff and increasing the knowledge, understanding and effective functioning of our board of directors