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.

Surviving the Wait to Adopt

“The Rocking Chair”

“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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A baby boy whose parents are traveling to adopt him

“What a Trip!” – Domestic Adoption Travel

Even parents who adopt domestically need to travel. Are you ready for the journey?

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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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One woman describes her foster-to-adopt journey.

“Waiting for Joseph”

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.

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