What's in a Name? For an Adopted Child, A Lot!

An adopted child joins your family with his own history, culture, and sometimes his own name. Our readers share what they considered when making the decision to rename or keep their child's birth name.

For a child who joins a family with his own history, his own culture– his own name– the story’s rarely rooted in the pages of a baby names book. AF readers share how they made the naming decision.

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