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the overall number of adoptions peaked in 2004, and has been falling since

News Brief: Domestic Adoptions Rise Slightly, Despite Overall Decrease in Adoption

News Brief: Domestic Adoptions Rise Slightly, Despite Overall Decrease in Adoption

Adoption: By the Numbers, the latest report from the National Council For Adoption, shows a slight increase in U.S. infant adoptions from 2007 to 2014.

survey results on adoption cost and timing in 2015 and 2016

Adoption Cost and Timing in 2015-2016

Each year, Adoptive Families polls newly formed families across the country to get actual information on the cost and length of time it took them to complete their adoptions. We are grateful to every one of you who took our most recent Adoption Cost & Timing Survey.

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Share Your Story: Favorite Pre-adoption Books

We asked our reader panel to describe the books they find most helpful to prospective adoptive parents. Here are some of their favorites.

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Readers' most treasured family photographs

Capturing Our Favorite Family Photographs

We asked readers about your most treasured photos from your trips to the hospital or country where your children were born. Here are some of the most meaningful scenes and stories you shared from your adoption journeys.

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How Did Your First Child React to the Arrival of a Second?

How did you work through sibling issues/rivalries at the time of the adoption and in subsequent years? How about instances in which one child receives more attention than another or silly questions? (Is that your "real" sister?) Our readers respond.

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photo shared by an adoptive mom, capturing her first skin-to-skin with her new baby

Parent-to-Parent: My Favorite Adoption Memory

Adoptive parents and adoptees share their favorite adoption memories from the past year, including first Mother's Days, finalizing adoptions, and gaining access to open records.

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Adoptive Families' annual list of nest new adoption books published in 2016

Noteworthy Adoption Books Published in 2016

Presenting our annual roundup of new memoirs, novels, children’s books, and non-fiction with adoption storylines or themes. Here are 19 notable adoption books published in 2016.

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Share Your Story: Pre-Adoption Education

Some international adoption regulations require pre-adoption education for prospective adopters. Do you think this is a good idea? What kind of preparation did you have? Would you do anything differently?

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Share Your Story: Choosing a Route

We asked our reader panel: "How, and why, did you choose between the different types of adoption?" This is what they shared.

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