Four years ago, my husband and I were happily raising our two daughters by birth when I decided that I was ready to adopt a son of a different race. My husband was content with our family as it was, and I struggled to give him the time he needed to think about adopting.
Most are designed for families. Other camps are just for kids, such as Holt Adoptee Camp (right), a sleep-away experience for children ages nine to 16.
Michelle Johnson, 38, adopted by white parents and raised in suburban Minneapolis, recently spoke with AF about her experiences.
ADHD is not a male disorder, and yet "most people have the misperception that it's a disorder of hyperactive elementary school-aged boys," says Patricia Quinn, M.D., a developmental pediatrician and director of the National Center for Gender Issues and ADHD in Washington, D.C. So why are girls diagnosed so much later than boys, if at all?
As genetic testing continues to make headlines, more parents are wondering whether a simple cheek swab can teach them something about their child. We help you sort the facts from the hype.
We asked our readers, "What sleep problems did you encounter after you adopted your child, and how did you handle them?" Here's what they said.
Readers share feedback about articles from the November 2016 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
Readers and the editors of Adoptive Families nominated worthy adoption charities to consider for a year-end donation.
Expectant mothers considering adoption don’t receive adequate options counseling, finds a new Donaldson Adoption Institute study that surveyed 223 birth mothers.
On December 23, 2016, the fee to obtain a Certificate of Citizenship (COC) is more than doubling. Here’s how to apply, as well as why every child adopted internationally should have this document.
The 18th annual “A Home for the Holidays” airs on December 23, 2016. The TV special raises awareness about adoption from foster care
From time to bond to a scrapbook from the orphanage to IKEA furniture (and assembly!), parents share their favorite gifts they received after adopting their child.
A prospective adoptive parent shares her feelings of sadness as the holidays approach while waiting to adopt. Parents who have been there offer advice.
The homestudy is a stressful experience for any prospective adoptive parent, but it can be especially nerve-wracking for those with health concerns or youthful indiscretions. Our readers offer advice on getting through this stage of the adoption process.
Parents share their experiences of celebrating the holidays while still waiting for their adoptions to be finalized.
Wondering how to adopt from Ecuador? Find statistics, prospective parent requirements, personal stories, and more resources.
Wondering how to adopt from South Africa? Find statistics, prospective parent requirements, and an average budget and timeline.
Wondering how to adopt from Romania? Find statistics, prospective parent requirements, and an average budget and timeline.
Learn about adopting from foster care from AdoptUSKids.
Real parents share how they prepared for the adoption home study visit with a social worker, offering helpful tips and some funny stories.