Are you prepared to receive the news that you’ve been chosen? If not, here are six things we wish we had known, before we became a family of three.
Tips for — and from — domestic adoptive parents on preparing for the emotional journey to meet your child.
For working people who want to adopt, the need to take time off without pay may put adoption beyond your financial means.
If you’re worried the child you’re adopting has been exposed to alcohol prenatally, what should you watch out for?
Why adopt a child with medical special needs? The answers will surprise you and touch your soul.
An adoption attorney explains the legal steps surrounding your child’s birth when you adopt domestically.
I bought that stuffed animal — and that book, and that baby hat — in a moment of weakness. But as the wait stretched on, I realized those slip-ups are what kept me going.
When a child joins a family with his own history, his own culture—his own name—parents may want to look beyond the pages of a baby names book.
What do you write when the merchandise on offer is your heart?
I chose our route because I didn't feel comfortable adopting outside our race. Six bittersweet years of motherhood have taught me to look beyond appearances.
While they may appear fragile, premature infants are surprisingly resilient. Here's what you need to know about premature baby adoption and care.
Are all the bewildering ups and downs I’ve experienced during our wait typical of the international adoption process?
During the long wait for an adoption match, friends and family may be sympathetic, but they don’t understand the anxiety that leads you to question every aspect of your adoption profile — and yourself.
The information you need to know, and how to track it down.
We thought accepting a referral would be the easy part. It wasn’t.
If there’s a possibility that the baby you are planning to adopt was exposed to drugs in utero, what should you be prepared for?
The cruelest parts of infertility? Having to attend baby showers, coo over ultrasound pictures, and being told it’s “God’s will” that you’re still childless.
Dana E. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D., on introducing new foods and addressing feeding challenges in a newly adopted child.
A little information about your child's medical history goes a long way for finding and preventing risks.
She was going to have a child but couldn’t keep it, I wanted a child desperately but couldn’t have one. She was the mother at birth; I was the mother right after. It sounds simple, but it wasn’t.