The adoption trip is a defining moment in a family’s life, the event that brings parent and child together at last.
Adapt this letter to your child's situation.
We asked our readers to share their stories about getting the adoption call. Where were you? How did you react? Read how they received the joyful news!
Choose wisely — your internationally or domestically adopted child’s pediatrician will play an important role throughout his growing years.
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.
It makes sense to have your child’s vision and hearing screened as soon as you come home.
Sometimes, bonds in adoption form so instantly, so mysteriously, you just wonder how you ever got this lucky…
My family and I are traveling to meet our new baby. What medical preparations should I make?
A father-to-be offers tips for keeping the dream of a child alive after the crushing disappointment of a failed match with an expectant mother.
Answers to your parenting questions.
One Family’s Story
Adoption travel is often one of the biggest categories of the total cost of adoption, thanks to multiple or extended trips to an international destination, or the wait for termination of birth parent rights in a domestic adoption. But families can save hundreds of dollars on travel costs.
The wait seemed endless. To fill the days — and focus my hopes — I painted, sanded, stenciled, and gradually gave shape to our baby’s place in our home.
Food has always drawn my family together. While I wait for my daughter, I'll begin reaching out to her in the best way I know — through cooking.
It's tough to wait another year, especially during the holiday season. Here are some strategies that will help you until your child arrives.
By contributing squares filled with a prayer, blessing, hope, or dream, my friends and family became part of our adoption.
As we marched through the approval process, my nerve was steady, my spirits high. But my fingertips failed me.
We were told that our daughter was six when she was adopted, but she seems much younger. Is there a medical test to determine her age accurately?
We had our fair share of disagreements over adopting for the first time. Now that we’re moving forward to a second adoption, not much has changed.
The “Daddy Moment” hits in the middle of the baby emporium.