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Trip Tips
Whether you're heading to a nearby city or a far-off country, travel is a fact of life for nearly every adoptive parent. At, find everything you need to know to prepare practically, medically, and mentally for the trip of a lifetime.

A Little Support
Talking to someone who understands the exhilarating--and sometimes overwhelming--feelings that surface throughout the adoption journey can be invaluable. Use our searchable database to locate a group in your community that's right for your family:

Bookmark It
Touching moments, gripping tales, sentiments that make your smile--you'll find all these and more in AF's Annual Best Books Lists. Our picks of great adoption reads continue at From parenting guides to children's stories to adoptee memoirs, we've reviewed the books you'll want to add to your shelf.

The Adoption Guide
Thinking of expanding your family? Know someone who is interested in adopting? AF's 2009 Adoption Guide will walk you through the process. Go to to find information and advice for every step of the journey. Once you're ready to get started, search for an adoption agency, homestudy provider, or other professional in our state-by-state directory.

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