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Spotlight on AF

Keep the Conversation Going
Talking with your child about adoption can be tough, so check out our best resources for getting started--clip-and-save guides, discussing sensitive details, answering your child's questions, helping an adolescent open up, and more

Testing, 1-2-3
Has the adoption community taken a cue from CSI? Sure enough, DNA testing is a hot topic in adoption today. Learn more about ancestry and relationship testing at

Cost and Timing of Adoption
Get the latest information about the average length of wait and costs in various countries from parents who have been through the process. See the results from our latest Cost and Timing of Adoption Survey, and get advice from parents on keeping adoption costs down and surviving the wait.

Cutting Through the Red Tape
Adoptive parents often feel they're drowning in a sea of paperwork! We help you sort through the post-adoption procedures, and offer resources for every stage of the process.

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