Navigating the Adoption Process


Find expert guidance and personal stories on navigating the adoption process—from choosing your adoption agency or team of professionals to completing the home study to surviving the wait as a hopeful adoptive parent.

Expert webinar with Stella Gilgur-Cook: The Adoption Home Study

View the Adoption Home Study Webinar Replay

View the Adoption Home Study Webinar Replay

View the replay of a webinar with social worker Stella Gilgur-Cook, LCSW, to learn about the adoption home study process and hear answers to commonly asked questions from prospective adoptive parents.

Surviving the Wait to Adopt

“The Rocking Chair”

A white rocking chair helped us through many sleepless nights during the wait, and through many happy memories after we brought our son home.

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Building your adoptive family support network.

Getting the Emotional Support You Want and Need

Open communication can help create positive relationships with family and friends.

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A cartoon image of a waiting adoptive mom with a clock over her heart

“An Expectant-Adoptive Mom”

While I was waiting to be matched, I tried to step out of the shoes of "adoptive mom" and into the shoes of "birth mom."

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