Adoption & School
Find downloadable handouts for your child's teacher, inspiring ideas for presentations, advice from experts, suggested books, and more:
While You Wait
For activities and support to make the time go by, visit: adoptivefamilies.com/waiting.
To Change or Not to Change?
Many adoptive parents wonder how to handle name changes. In the July/August 2006 issue, Adoptive Families asked our readers how and why they decided to change or keep their child's name. Read the story and then weigh in on the debate: adoptivefamilies.com/hot-topic.
Whether you celebrate African, Russian, Chinese, or another heritage, you'll find cultural resources, holiday traditions, books, and articles at:
Adoptees share their inspirational, thought-provoking, and heartwarming stories at: adoptivefamilies.com/beenthere.
AF readers look to Lois Melina to tackle tough adoption topics with wisdom and understanding. Find readers' favorites
from the Adopted Child column at: adoptivefamilies.com/loismelina.
Share Your Story:
Tell us about the first letter, conversation, or meeting with your child's birthmother. What advice would you give nervous waiting families?
Stay Up to Date
AF’s e-newsletters bring you classic articles, Parent-to-Parent FAQs, adoption news and notes, and more about the topics you’re interested in. Sign up here.
A picture's worth a thousand words–and a big prize, if you're a winner of Adoptive Families' First Annual Photo Contest, sponsored by Sears Portrait Studio. We're seeking the sharpest, sweetest and all–around best portraits and candid photos of our readers' children. You'll find more information on this page. And for complete official rules and guidelines for taking digital photos for submission, visit adoptivefamilies.com/photocontest.
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Hosting a 2006 Heritage Event?
Submit the details to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
FAQ: Share your
adoption experiences and advice with other moms and
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.
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Page: Read our reviews before you go to
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Support: Find a local adoptive-parents
Program Listings: A database of more
than 500 programs throughout the U.S., with detailed
information on adoption requirements, costs, and
Adoption-related celebrations, conferences, seminars,
playgroups, and support groups in your neck of the
AF: Need help with an
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