Parents share the questions their children have been asked by friends and classmates over the years, from being in an orphanage to whether they know their "real" parents.
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A mother seeks advice in selecting a school for her daughter, who is biracial. How to weigh general diversity vs. specific racial representation vs. distance from the family’s home?
Adoptive moms and dads share how their open adoptions have changed over time — whether they became more or less open, and why.
The adoptive mom and critically acclaimed author talks about her adoption of two brothers from Ethiopia, the AIDS crisis in Africa, and Haregewoin Teferra, the foster mother at the center of her book, There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Her Country's Children.
Our daughter knows she was adopted, but doesn’t know she has younger half-birth-siblings. I worry about telling her, but I also I don’t want her to feel like we were hiding information from her.
Adoptive moms and dads share their best advice for bonding with a newly adopted child, from taking time off to never leaving a child to cry it out at night.
Readers share feedback about articles published in the June 2018 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
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Readers share feedback about articles published in the May 2018 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
Adoptive parents pay tribute to their "adoption heroes," including a social worker, their child's birth mother, or their child.
Adoptive parents who welcomed their child home with an adoption shower share when they celebrated and their favorite part of the joyous occasion.
“I know that my children’s birth siblings were abused by their birth parents, but my children don’t talk about trauma in their earlier lives. How should I talk with them about this?”
“I’m so excited to be moving forward in the adoption process, but, when I share that news, I’ve been surprised and frankly dismayed at some of the reactions I’ve gotten. These range from dismissive to fearful and discouraging.”
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A parent wonders how to explain the painful possibility that a foster child might return to her birth family to the young child she’s already parenting.
Parents share the biggest false beliefs about adoption that they've encountered, from 'love heals all' to 'your child is lucky' to 'now you'll get pregnant!'
Readers share feedback about articles published in the March 2018 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
If your family is thinking about adopting a child of a different race, spend some time answering these six questions to help determine if it's right for you.