Seventeen of us crowded into the court as witnesses to my nephew’s finalization, bringing an end to 10 years spent in foster care—10 years of waiting for this day.
Adoption Showers, Adoption Day Celebrations, and More
Celebrate the way your family came together with an adoption shower or family tradition to honor your child’s adoption day.
The moment I felt I became Eva's forever mother and for Eva, adopted from the Ukraine, being my forever daughter.
We asked AF readers to share their child’s adoption announcements, and we were stunned by the creativity shown in your responses. These are a handful of our favorites.
We asked our readers: "What did you do to welcome your child into your family?" Here are some of the letters we received!
Our readers share how they celebrate the anniversary of their child's adoption and how to balance the celebrations so biological kids don't feel left out.
An entrustment ceremony is an powerful place to embark on our lives as adoptive parents.
Rituals are the glue that binds a family together.
When it’s time to celebrate, we take cues from longstanding traditions and blend in rituals created from scratch. The result? Ceremonies as unique as our families.
In one life-changing day, I became a mom. But I took time to savor the sweetness of a dream coming true.
Parents always celebrate when a new child joins their family. But adoptive moms and dads might want to mark their blessed event with a meaningful ceremony beyond the usual festivities.
Sometimes, bonds in adoption form so instantly, so mysteriously, you just wonder how you ever got this lucky…
Families who've waited so long for a child are eager to share the news. Families and experts weigh in on language to use and when to send announcements.
Answering your parenting questions.