The most terrifying part of adoption was having to prepare for two conflicting futures.
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.
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?
From the moment her image first appeared on my computer screen, I was her mother.
During the process to adopt from the foster system, we faced a series of delays. But, at the end, we found a love that was worth the wait.
“Adopting through foster care felt like a roller-coaster ride, but we knew that we were on the right path.”
I just adopted as a single parent. What should I do to protect the rights of myself and my child?
With fost-adopt, I didn’t need to own a home or have $50,000 in the bank to become a parent.
An attorney explains how to ensure that your parent-child relationship is recognized under U.S. law after an international adoption.
“The baby we’re adopting may have been exposed to drugs in utero. What does this mean for our child?”