I am thinking about adopting, but the idea of a home study makes me nervous. What is it, and do I need to be concerned?
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.
We just completed our profile for potential birth mothers, and our agency told us to start expecting calls. How do we handle those first conversations?
I’m worried that my lack of a relationship with any family members will negatively affect our impending home study report.
“Can prospective adoptive parents and birth family share an attorney?” A legal adoption expert explains.
How can I work with my child’s health care provider to make sure my child gets the best possible care?
What is an adoption assistance program?
Our child’s referral says he has asthma. How will this affect him? What can we do to optimize his care?
How to assess a newly adopted child's nutritional status and get a malnourished child's growth on track.
It’s home study day and I’m not perfect yet.
A list of lists to help you through the adoption process and wait.
Yes, it’s about your new family. But don’t forget to focus on your work life, too.
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.
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.