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.

Medical Evaluations after adoption

List of Recommended Post-Arrival Medical Evaluations

List of Recommended Post-Arrival Medical Evaluations

Adapted from an article by Deborah Borchers, M.D.

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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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Adoption expert Lois Melina on talking with adopted children about unknown birth family information

How to Prepare for Parenthood

After years of disappointment, adopting couples have a hard time believing that parenthood is just around the corner. But now is the time to get ready.

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