“I know that my children’s birth siblings were abused by their birth parents, but my children don’t talk about trauma in their earlier lives. How should I talk with them about this?”
“I’m so excited to be moving forward in the adoption process, but, when I share that news, I’ve been surprised and frankly dismayed at some of the reactions I’ve gotten. These range from dismissive to fearful and discouraging.”
A parent wonders how to explain the painful possibility that a foster child might return to her birth family to the young child she’s already parenting.
Parents share the biggest false beliefs about adoption that they've encountered, from 'love heals all' to 'your child is lucky' to 'now you'll get pregnant!'
Readers share feedback about articles published in the March 2018 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
If your family is thinking about adopting a child of a different race, spend some time answering these six questions to help determine if it's right for you.
We asked our readers how they respond when someone comments that their child "looks just like" them. Read the answers.
Readers share feedback about articles published in the February 2018 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
When you struggle with infertility, baby showers can be painful reminders — and often lead to nosy questions, like, ‘So, when are you going to have a baby?’ Parents who’ve been there advise on how to respond.
We asked our readers: Tell us about the first time you saw your child. Was in the hospital or in a referral photo?
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.
“We would like to find a pediatrician during the adoption process, so we have someone to help guide our decisions. How to do this?”
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.