The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released a new schedule of non-refundable accreditation fees to be shouldered by agencies and, ultimately, prospective families.
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. See the results of the most recent 2016-2017 Adoption Cost & Timing Survey.
Use these tips for building cultural diversity for children in your family, community, and school.
Q: My husband and I are working through the domestic adoption process and are trying to educate ourselves as much as possible now that we’ve entered the wait. We would like to find a pediatrician sooner rather than later in our process to have someone to help guide our decisions and inform us on what…
We asked our readers what advice they would give to a hopeful adoptive parent who just had an adoption situation fall through. Read the answers.
Readers share feedback about articles published in the January 2018 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
When it comes to adoption, teachers can be part of the solution. The key is to explain it to students in age-appropriate ways.
It's the moment you'll never forget. Here adoptive parents share the story of the most desired of all adoption situations, that all-important phone call...
Planning an adoption shower for an internationally or domestically adopted toddler or older child? Here’s what to ask for.
Readers share feedback about articles published in the December 2017 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
Following a suspension of intercountry adoption in April 2017, Ethiopia passed formal legislation banning intercountry adoption in January 2018.
The Council on Accreditations (COA) confirmed that it will withdraw as an accrediting entity at the end of 2018.
A parent-to-be who’s adopting a four-year-old from foster care solicits advice about what to do that first day home and how to make it easier on the child.
We asked our readers: How do you respond when someone asks you how long it takes to adopt? Read the answers from adoptive parents.
Adoption found its way into dozens of new books published in 2017, including several literary award winners and high-profile bestsellers that engage with and question adoption in complex and sometimes challenging ways.
Readers share feedback about articles published in the November 2017 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
A mother shares that her four-year-old has said, “You’re not my mom!” when angry. Fellow parents assure her this is normal and suggest different ways to respond.
We asked our readers: If you'll be giving your child's birth parents a gift this holiday season, what is it and how will you give it to them? Read the answers from adoptive parents.
Age limits for those adopting have been stretched or even eliminated. How might this affect the children of these "older" parents?
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Adoptive Families Cover Photo Contest! See the nine photos selected from more than 1,200 entries, and read stories from the proud parents.