Readers share feedback about articles published in the July 2017 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
“My husband and I are working to adopt from foster care. How do we transition a child from calling us our first names to calling us ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’?”
If you traveled domestically to adopt, what's one piece of advice you can give others as they prepare to do the same? See parents' answers.
In July 2017, China announced updated requirements regarding the composition of the prospective adoptive family and the timing of applications.
When you and your child don't look alike, the world wants to know why. Parents who adopted transracially share how they explain strangers' questions and comments to their children.
“My husband was advised that some adoptive parents ‘hide’ the adoption process and feign pregnancy on social media for friends and extended family. Has anyone done this?”
What ended Russia’s intercountry adoption program with the U.S. in 2013 and why is it generating political heat again?
Readers share feedback about articles published in the June 2017 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
Readers share their registry experiences—and tell us which companies have adoption-friendly options.
Keep in mind that your goal is to connect with the right expectant mother for you. Successful adoptions occur when prospective adoptive parents and birth parents make a strong pre-birth connection. So, resist making yourself into something you're not.
Readers share feedback about articles published in the May 2017 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
We asked readers, “Have you found any dolls or other toys that reflect your child’s race and/or birth culture that you would specifically recommend?” Here are the top picks.
A mother is nervous about the upcoming first birth family visit, wondering what it will be like, how to react if she or the birth mother get upset. Parents in open adoptions offer advice.
Picky eating is common in children—and as a parent, it’s probably driving you crazy. Here, simple strategies (like using a cookie cutter!) help make sure your child gets enough to eat.
Adoptive parents share the best adoption advice they would give themselves if they could go back five years, whether that would take them back to the adoption process or the early days of parenting.
Learn the latest on the Ethiopia suspension of intercountry adoptions.
Texas’s Senate passed a bill that would allow publicly funded foster and adoption agencies to refuse to place children in homes that don’t align with an agency’s religious beliefs.
Families share their experiences with school and adoption issues.
We asked AF readers to tell us about their experiences with transracial adoption.
We asked readers what tips, resources, experiences they had to say about transracial parenting. Here, we share their responses.