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Recent Issues and Links
While You Wait…
Whether you’re waiting for a match with a birthmother, a referral,
or a travel date, the days seem to stretch on forever. How to fill
the time? Over the years, we’ve published some great articles
that answer that question—visit our waiting
page to find the
best of them. Our authors take you beyond decorating the nursery,
so read on, and watch the time fly by!
With Father’s Day just around the corner, we looked back through
our archives and found a trove of amazingly rich writing, both by
and about fathers. Read some great pieces written by dads in our
May/June 2005 issue, then log
on to www.adoptivefamilies.com/fathers.
Share Your Story
Travel is a fact of life for every adoptive family. Whether
the trip is made within the U.S. or abroad, we travel to adopt,
and, often, we later return to our child's place of birth. Tell
us about the journeys that took you 5,000--or five--miles away.
And, if you're in the waiting stage, please tell us how you're preparing
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.