Adoptive Families, the award-winning national adoption magazine, is the leading adoption information source for families before, during, and after adoption.


Spring 2014
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October 22, 2014

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Getting a New Big Sib
When you grow your family by adopting an older child, siblings and parents will benefit from realistic expectations -- and patience.
► More on older child adoption

"Yes, We Do Adopt"
"Talking with Black women about adoption became a routine part of motherhood for me, alongside diapers, homework, and the warmth I feel every time I look at my son." 
► Read another personal adoption story by an African-American mom

Parent-to-Parent: Naming
Parents share their naming decisions -- from preserving their children's birth names to changing their child's name to choosing a name with the birth mother.
► Read more: legal considerations for naming decisions

2014 Adoptive Families Annual Photo Contest
Time to send in your most stunning shots of your kids!. Enter the Annual Photo Contest today

2014 "All of Us" Photo Contest
We want to see your whole fam. Enter the "All of Us" Photo Contest today!

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Adoption News from the Magazine

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Adoption Books Selected by the Editors of Adoptive Families

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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Growing Up Adopted

Creative Birth Family Connections

Share the creative ways you have kept your child's birth family up to date and involved in his life for an upcoming article!
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Help Adoptive Families celebrate those who "get it" and educate those who don't!

The Early Years
Should You Tell All?

The Importance of Play

Why Didn't They Keep Me?

Middle & High School
Speaking Up

Classic Clip and Save Articles
See the full list of classic Adoptive Families articles available here to download as they originally appeared (best for handouts) or to view online in text-only versions.
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