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.

parents share how they prepared for their adoption home study

Parent-to-Parent: Preparing for the Adoption Home Study Visit

Parent-to-Parent: Preparing for the Adoption Home Study Visit

Real parents share how they prepared for the adoption home study visit with a social worker, offering helpful tips and some funny stories.

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A prospective adoptive mom reading adoption websites on her laptop computer

“Logging On for Love”

Many of us wonder if the Internet is the adoption wave of the future. Here's one family's story.

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what can you say to comfort a family that's waiting to adopt?

Parent-to-Parent: What Does a Family Want to Hear While Waiting to Adopt?

Waiting to adopt is hard, especially when the wait stretches on for years. Real parents share the words that comforted them and got them through their waits.

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Medical myths about adoption

Questioning Medical Myths About Adoption

Make sure your infant or toddler is getting the care he needs.

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One parent supplements her child's diet after adopting a malnourished child.

Nourishing Beyond Growth Charts

How to assess a newly adopted child's nutritional status and get a malnourished child's growth on track.

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