Toddlers can bring a unique set of challenges to new and seasoned
parents alike, but support is just a click away. We’ve compiled
our best resources from the AF archives for parents adopting and
raising kids ages 1-3. Visit our Toddler
Page for tips on toddler adjustment, establishing routines,
sleeping though the night, and more.
Teens Speak Out
While researching part one of our Special Report on Adoption &
Teens, which you’ll find in the March/April 2005 issue, we
took a look back at some of the powerful teen voices we’ve
published over the years. Visit AF’s Teen
Page to read essays written by teen and young adult adoptees
about fitting in, connecting to cultures, and forging a strong identity.
Share Your Story
In honor of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, tell
us about the joyful moment you knew in your heart that you were
a mom or dad.
Submit your favorite book suggestion online at www.adoptivefamilies.com/poll.php.
AF’s Annual Roundup
of Heritage Camps and Culture Days
AF Bookstore: Whether you’re
looking for a how-to guide, a memoir, or a great book for your multiracial
kids, you’ll find it at the Adoptive Families bookstore.
Share your adoption experiences and advice with other moms and dads.
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Thereís a lot of positive—and negative—focus on adoption in the media and business worlds. Offer your kudos to those who get it and educate those who donít.
Adoption Professional Central:
Want to list an event or let others know about your support group?
Hereís the place to do it. Sign up now.
Media Page: Read our reviews before you go to the movies, and post your own opinions and reviews, too.
Parent Support: Find a local adoptive-parents support group.
Agency and Program Listings: A database of more than 500 programs throughout the U.S., with detailed information on adoption requirements, costs, and timing.
Calendar of Events:
Adoption-related celebrations, conferences, seminars, playgroups,
and support groups in your neck of the woods.
Ask AF: Need
help with an adoption-related question or issue? Ask an expert here.