Each issue of Adoptive Families delivers authoritative and practical parenting information from both adoption professionals and parents
Feature topics covered in each issue
Preparing for adoption; traveling to adopt; health; school and education; family; friends and community; birthfamilies; talking about adoption; parenting tips.
Editorial Themes by Issue
Each issue includes a special group of in-depth features on a single theme as well as a number of other subjects. These are subject to change.
The process: timing, finances, & paperwork; talking about adoption; adoption health
Scrapbooks, lifebooks, photography; summer plans (camps, travel); choosing your adoption route
Family, friends, and community; bonding & attachment; U.S. open
adoption; health & learning
Adoption & family travel; transracial
adoption; best adoption books
Education & school; heritage travel
National Adoption Month; adopting from foster care; rituals and celebrations
Growing Up Adopted
Age-specific developmental information, including a regular column by adoption pediatricians, members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The Waiting Game
A special section for families waiting to adopt.
Parenting the Child Who Waited
Raising children who spent their earliest years without a permanent family.
Leading adoption attorneys answer readers' questions
Parent support group events around the country.
New books reviewed by knowledgeable reviewers.
A column in which adults write about growing up adopted.
Adoption News and Notes
Legislative and policy updates.
Readers share information.
In My Opinion
A controversial subject.
A personal essay.
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