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Family & Parenting Resources: Web Resources

A subject guide for patrons who are interested in learning more about parenting, children, and family issues.

Web Resources

General | Adoption | Babies | Breastfeeding | Child Safety | Dads | Missing Children | Moms | Parenthood | Pregnancy

CDC Child Development
Site for the Center of Disease Control, offers information on child development, screening and ADHD.

CICC Center for the Improvement of Child Caring
The Internet Resource for Special Children offers links to different sites that cater to helping children with various types of speech, learning or mental disabilities.
This site offers a wealth of informational links on a wide variety of parenting issues, including pregnancy, nutrition and child development.

Open Directory Project: Parenting
This site acts as a portal to over 100 different parenting websites that range from creative crafts to practical advice.

NJ Support Guidelines is the comprehensive resource for the interpretation and application of child support guidelines in the state of New Jersey. It is designed to be an aid for families in the understanding of child support. There are many useful sources about the guidelines. 

American Adoptions
Licensed non-profit adoption agency serving pregnant women, adoptive families and adoptees across the U.S.
Help for adoptive parents and birth parents in the processes of adopting a child is in this comprehensive listing of adoption resources on the internet. Clickable links to web sites of adoption agencies, attorneys, facilitators, photolistings, mailing lists and many other kinds of adoption-related services and information sources are given in easy-to-find listings. - the best place to find information and resources about adoption. Join our discussions and meet others with an interest in adopting a child in domestic or international adoption, adoptive parenting, adoption records for adoptees, birthmother and birthfather issues, search, reunion, foster care, stepparent issues, adoption practice and ethics, and professional networking.

New Jersey Fostercare
Information for those considering becoming a Foster Parent in New Jersey.

Baby Center
Baby Information - BabyCenter is the most complete online resource for new and expectant parents featuring resources such as unique baby names, newborn baby

Baby Names
Search Baby Names, Name Meanings and Name Origins! Save your Favorite name list and send it to friends. Search Baby Boy Names, Baby Girl Names, Most Popular Names, Celebrity Names and more.

Child Development
Nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the healthy development of babies and young children.

Family Digest Baby
Family Digest Magazine is the ultimate publication for Black Families. African American Families learn about love, kids, work, aspiring idols, and all aspects of life.

Breastfeeding Laws
50 State Summary of Breastfeeding Laws.

The Bump
Get pregnancy information, baby advice and parenting tips at

La Leche League
An international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breast feed their babies.

Online Birth Center
Nanny's Place Breastfeeding Corner features articles about breastfeeding, reviews, and links to other resource sites.

Children's Safety
Children's Safety Zone, a non-commercial site dedicated to children's safety issues such as drownings, missing kids, holiday safety and safe babysitting.

Safe Kids
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under.

Father Network
Provides support and resources for fathers and families of children with chronic illness and developmental disabilities.

Father Magazine
The online magazine for men who value fatherhood. is the premier online resource for every day dads. Created by the National Center for Fathering, provides research-based training, practical tips and resources to help men be the involved fathers, grandfathers, and father figures their children need.

Amber Alert Plan
The AMBER Alert Program, named for 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, and transportation agencies to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.

Child Watch
This site includes cases of missing children, safety and abduction prevention information, recovered children stories, and child ID event information.

Missing Kids
The official site for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Polly Klaas Foundation
Foundation for prevention of child abduction and aid in the search.

Midlife Motherhood
Support site for new older mothers.

Family Education provides parents with educational printables, games, activities, parenting ideas, tips, family advice, and information on learning disabilities for children of all ages: toddlers, babies, elementary-aged children, and teenagers, K-12.

Whole Family
Support and advice on family issues.

Childbirth Connection (formerly Maternity Center Association) provides trusted pregnancy and childbirth guidance to women and their families.



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