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.
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.
Special rules may apply if a child you’re adopting has any Native American or Alaskan Native heritage. Here’s what prospective parents need to know about the Indian Child Welfare Act, and what steps to take if ICWA applies.
A white rocking chair helped us through many sleepless nights during the wait, and through many happy memories after we brought our son home.
We surveyed our reader’s feelings on specifying gender when adopting. Here’s what real adoptive parents had to say.
Finding an adoption professional can be difficult. Here are some tips to help with your research.
Even parents who adopt domestically need to travel. Are you ready for the journey?
After a few highly publicized cases where birth fathers contested adoptions, some states are taking a stand.
The most terrifying part of adoption was having to prepare for two conflicting futures.
How parents-to-be can survive failed expectant mother matches, changes to country programs, foster placements that do not lead to adoption, and other potential heartaches along the way.
Open communication can help create positive relationships with family and friends.
Tips from an adoption lawyer on deciding between independent and agency adoption, and on hiring the right professionals.
With reader recommendations, and a few picks of our own, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best apps for adoptive parents and parent-to-be.
Coming clean to our birth mother about my unstable past helped us build a solid foundation for our future.
Our readers share their recommendations for gifts for birth parents at the time of placement. Their advice? Keep it small and personal!
Try these tips to travel lighter and more easily for domestic adoption.
How do you respond to family members who say they don’t understand why you’re adopting? Members of AdoptiveFamiliesCircle share their advice.
Our legal expert explains what gay, lesbian, and single parents need to know when building their nontraditional families during the process of adopting.
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."
The ICPC aims to facilitate cooperation between states and to ensure the placement of children in safe and suitable homes.
We asked our reader panel: Tell us your best tip for saving money on adoption travel! What did you do to bring your adoption travel costs down?