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Spotlight on AF

A Toolbox for Transracial Parenting
Browse AF's archive of web-only resources—blogs, recipes, book lists, reader-to-reader advice—on parenting Asian, African-American, and Latino children.

Great Reads for Moms and Dads
Every parent has a story to tell—from the day you got "the call" to the elation (and exhaustion) after miles of travel. And there is a special joy in connecting with others through storytelling. Read AF's favorite stories on the winding, wonderful journey to forming a family.

Foster Adoption: Is It Right for You?
May is National Foster Care Month, time to raise public awareness of the 513,000 foster kids who need permanent, safe homes. Take the next steps (or just learn how to help) at Explore updated foster stats, read essays by families who adopted from foster care, and more.

Planning Your Summer
It's not too late to organize an outing the whole family will love. Here, you'll find travel tips from families who've attended culture camps or toured birth countries. If you're looking for an event that's closer to home—a weekend workshop, a potluck brunch or picnic—peruse the listings at

Getting Started
Are you starting on the journey to adoption—or do you know someone who is? Get answers to all your questions from The Adoption Guide, our definitive manual for navigating the process.

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