The Adoption Home Study


While it does include a visit to your home by a social worker, there’s no reason to be nervous about the adoption home study. This required part of any adoption process also entails deciding which adoption option is right for you and will help you start getting in a parenting mindset.

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Ask AF: An Agency Hurdle

Ask AF: An Agency Hurdle

Answers to your parenting questions.

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Religious beliefs

What Do Religious Beliefs Have to Do with Parenting?

Whether or not I believe in a higher being, and whether or not I frequent a house of worship, is a terrible predictor of what kind of parent I’ll be.

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Specifying Gender When Adopting

Specifying Gender When Adopting

We surveyed our reader's feelings on specifying gender when adopting. Here's what real adoptive parents had to say.

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Adopting with bipolar disorder is possible

“Would I Be Allowed to Adopt After the Diagnosis?”

I was terrified that telling our social worker I'd been diagnosed with bipolar disorder would end our dream of having a child.

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