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.
Talking about adoption; adoption health; open adoption; bonding and attachment
Scrapbooks, lifebooks, photography; summer plans (camps, travel); culture
Summer reading; back-to-school; family, friends, and community; heritage exploration; health & learning
National Adoption Month; adopting from foster care; rituals and celebrations; annual cover photo contest
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.
Columns by leading adoption attorneys, medical professionals, transracial adoption authorities, social workers, and other adoption experts
A column in which adults write about growing up adopted.
Adoption News and Notes
Legislative and policy updates.
Photo Contest Winners
Top shots from the popular contests that run on AdoptiveFamiliesCircle.com, with themes like Mommy & Me/Daddy & Me, Kids and Pets, Halloween.
In My Opinion
A controversial subject.
A personal essay.
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