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“My Journey Through the Stages of Adoption”

Much like the trimesters of pregnancy, I moved through phases of worry, disbelief, and pure joy while I waited to adopt.

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The Nove,ber 2, 2017 House Republicans’ Tax Reform Proposal would eliminate the Adoption Tax Credit

Adoption Tax Credit Now Preserved in the Tax Reform Proposal

After the House Republicans’ November 2, 2017 tax reform proposal threatened to eliminate the Adoption Tax Credit, it has been reinstated by Committee. Learn about this vital credit and steps to enhance its benefits for children and families.

A woman looks into the distance and thinks about the stages of adoption

“My Journey Through the Stages of Adoption”

Much like the trimesters of pregnancy, I moved through phases of worry, disbelief, and pure joy while I waited to adopt.

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Online Adoption Resources for Prospective Parents

Our recommendations for online adoption resources — from government sites to attorney directories — selected by the editors of Adoptive Families magazine.

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ecuador adoption

Ecuador Adoption Fast Facts

Wondering how to adopt from Ecuador? Find statistics, prospective parent requirements, personal stories, and more resources.

Bonding

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Share Your Story: Baby Carriers

Adoptive moms are passionate about their baby carriers. We asked for your favorites and here's what you said.

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Share Your Story: Baby Carriers

Adoptive moms are passionate about their baby carriers. We asked for your favorites and here's what you said.

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Which baby gift registry is best? Our readers share

“Which Baby Gift Registry is Best?”

Readers share their registry experiences—and tell us which companies have adoption-friendly options.

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Foster Adoption

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Online Adoption Resources for Prospective Parents

Our recommendations for online adoption resources — from government sites to attorney directories — selected by the editors of Adoptive Families magazine.

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Online Adoption Resources for Prospective Parents

Our recommendations for online adoption resources — from government sites to attorney directories — selected by the editors of Adoptive Families magazine.

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A baby who was adopted domestically travels home in a car seat

Parent-to-Parent: My Best Domestic Adoption Travel Advice

If you traveled domestically to adopt, what's one piece of advice you can give others as they prepare to do the same? See parents' answers.

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The ICPC: An Updated Overview

When you adopt a child from a different state, you’ll need approval under the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children before traveling home. Here’s what you need to know about this process.

International

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Online Adoption Resources for Prospective Parents

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A child toasts marshmallows at culture camp

Should I Send My Child to Culture Camp?

"My child is approaching an age where I am thinking about sending her to culture camp. Is this something I should pursue or not?" Our panel of adult adoptees responds.

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A child toasts marshmallows at culture camp

Should I Send My Child to Culture Camp?

"My child is approaching an age where I am thinking about sending her to culture camp. Is this something I should pursue or not?" Our panel of adult adoptees responds.

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Creating a Personal History for Your Adopted Child

Creating a History for Your Teen During Infancy

What we record now about our child will help him or her later in the difficult teen task of forging a positive identity.

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Adoption Myths: "You Have to Be Perfect" and The Truth

“You Have to Be Perfect.” And Other Adoption Myths

Sometimes it's not just those unfamiliar with adoption who are misinformed.

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Explaining Adoption to Classmates and Teachers

Share Your Story: Adoption & School

We asked our readers: How did you decide whether to introduce the topic of adoption at your child's school? What actions did you take, if any, to start explaining adoption to classmates or teachers? What advice do you have for other parents about how to best interact with your child's teachers?

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