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Spotlight on AF

The Best Adoption Blogs
Online adoption diaries are so popular, we couldn't find room in the magazine to list all of our favorites. So here are the links to the stories we enjoyed the most. And if you're looking for more good reads, check out our bookstore where you can find how-to guides, memoirs, and children's books that will inspire you and your children.

Is It Adoption or Is It Life?
In "Do We Need Professional Help?" we gave you all the tools you need to decide whether your family would benefit from a therapist's guidance--and how to find the perfect one. But as we explored last year, it's all too easy to say that a child's difficulties are adoption related--and often, that's not the case. Take a look at this must-read piece before you decide that adoption is the cause of your child's problems.

Share Your Story: Announcing Your Adoption
Outside of your immediate family, who was the first person you told about your decision to adopt, and how did you tell them?

Hosting a 2006 Heritage Event?
Submit the details to for our Annual Roundup of Heritage Camps and Culture Days.

See Your Child in the Pages of AF
Full details about how to submit a winning family photo.

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.

Parent-to-Parent FAQ: Share your adoption experiences and advice with other moms and dads.

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: There's 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 don't.

Adoption Professional Central: Want to list an event or let others know about your support group? Here's 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.

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