Writing a journal is a great way to build a stronger sense of self.
Trinity B. Jones is a foster kid who's "been to enough adoption picnics to know that adoptive parents want a cute little baby to hold, not a 15-year-old with brown skin, a 34-C, and a nose ring."
It's never too early to introduce your child to the benefits—and joys—of books.
Yes, it’s about your new family. But don’t forget to focus on your work life, too.
Why adopt a child with medical special needs? The answers will surprise you and touch your soul.
Wondering whether to raise an only child? Half of all adoptive families do. How they thrive, despite occasional (or frequent!) second thoughts.
A major study reveals that open adoption works well for everyone involved. Hear what families say is good about the process — and what could be better.
Not sure when — or how — to bring up adoption with your toddler or preschooler? Here's where to begin.
Here's how to tell your child the difficult facts about his adoption in positive, age-appropriate ways...and how to keep the conversation going.
Adoptive Families readers received, on average, 9.6 weeks of leave from work. Here’s how to make an informed childcare decision, and keep the transition from disrupting your bond.
Encourage discussion — and a lifelong love for reading — with these adoption-themed books.
The decision to disrupt an adoption is agonizing. But if it's been made, we must focus on the child's best interests rather than on placing blame, say families and experts.
Can a family with a mix of temperaments get along? Here's smart advice for achieving maximum harmony.
Five strategies that will encourage teens to turn the page.
From Anne of Green Gables to Harry Potter, orphans are a staple of children's literature. Here's how to help your child make sense of it all.
It's not uncommon for a child to have different interests — and academic skills — than his achieving parents.
AF readers find creative ways to balance career and family. In this special report, we share some of their best advice.
On the long journey to adoption, a journal can record the milestones and detours, as well as your first rush of love for your child.