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Transition to New Accrediting Entity for U.S. Adoption Service Providers Leads to Increase in Fees

News Brief: Transition to New Accrediting Entity for U.S. Adoption Service Providers Leads to Increase in Fees

News Brief: Transition to New Accrediting Entity for U.S. Adoption Service Providers Leads to Increase in Fees

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.

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8 Smart Diversity Strategies

Use these tips for building cultural diversity for children in your family, community, and school.

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Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: When and How to Find a Pediatrician During the Adoption Process

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

parents share best advice for those going through failed adoption match

Parent-to-Parent: How to Get Through a Failed Match or Placement?

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.

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Two prospective adoptive parents listen to a phone call that they received a match.

“Where Were You When You Got The Call?”

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...

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An adoption shower cake and gift

Adoption Shower for Toddlers or Older Children

Planning an adoption shower for an internationally or domestically adopted toddler or older child? Here’s what to ask for.

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hourglass and calendar to measure how long it takes to adopt, how to respond when people ask

How Do You Respond to “How Long Did It Take You to Adopt?”

We asked our readers: How do you respond when someone asks you how long it takes to adopt? Read the answers from adoptive parents.

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32 noteworthy new adoption novels, memoirs, children's books, and more published in 2017

32 Noteworthy Adoption Books Published in 2017

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.

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Readers share the holiday gifts they exchange with their children's birth families, including homemade ornaments, photos, and other ideas.

Parent-to-Parent: Holiday Gifts for Your Child’s Birth Family

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.

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“Mom, Were You Alive During Woodstock?”

Age limits for those adopting have been stretched or even eliminated. How might this affect the children of these "older" parents?

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