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Spotlight on AF

Your Family's Adoption Story
Share your family's adoption journey with the AF community! Upload snapshots—of your referral photos, the first time you met your child, your adoption trip, and more—at

Check out some of our favorite Family Album categories—like "Brothers and Sisters," "Just for Laughs," and "Birthdays." We'll keep our eyes open for standouts to run in the magazine.

Music for the Wait
If you're going out of your mind waiting for your child to come home—or keenly remember those days—make sure to listen to "Long Night Moon," the title track of the latest album from adoptive mom and folk singer Catie Curtis (pictured).

Find out why the New Yorker dubbed Curtis a "folk goddess"—and buy the CD—at

All Hague, All the Time
Stay on top of the most important change in international adoption in 20 years at You'll find our guide to its implementation and regulations, links to reliable Hague news sources, and other services.

Scrapbooking Know-How
Adoptive moms are crazy about scrapbooking! Find must-know tips for getting started, oodles of creative ideas, and a collection of useful resources at

Top Companies
See what readers say about their companies' adoption expense reimbursement, paid leave, and more. Want to convince your company to introduce or expand benefits? Download a ready-made letter you can use to lobby your employer.

Tales from Ethiopia
Read articles by acclaimed author Melissa Fay Greene and an interview about her international journeys to explore adoption and her imminent adoption of two brothers from Ethiopia.

Adoption Announcements
When traditional announcements just don't cut it, adoptive parents get creative! Here's how AF readers and staffers expressed their joy—some hand-made, some customized, all filled with love!

Giving Back
Gifts that give back are the perfect presents this holiday season. Find a complete list of reader-nominated retailers who donate proceeds to adoption-related causes, and make a difference to kids around the world.

Share Your Story:
Tell us about the first time you saw your child, whether it was in the hospital or in a referral photo.

Stay Up to Date
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Tech Support
We're in the process of revamping our website, and we'd like your feedback about features we're considering. Tell us what you'd like to see when we relaunch.

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.

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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