In the days leading up to a second adoption, a mother worries: Are we about to turn our lives upside down? How will our daughter handle losing her position at the center of our attention? Will I be able to make room in my heart for another child?
Preparing for Parenthood Through Adoption
Prospective parents can stay busy during the wait to adopt by preparing to travel, thinking about names, planning for adoption leave (or lobbying their employer for this benefit), and more.
View the replay of the “Adopting When You’re Already Parenting” webinar. Beth Friedberg, LCSW, explore questions that arise the second time around, from deciding on birth order to preparing your child for a sibling, and more.
Take steps to babyproof your home now—before your baby is able to get into trouble.
What is an adoption assistance program?
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.
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.
In hindsight, these veteran adoptive moms would have done some things differently during the wait — but not others.
A letter can deliver the news to loved ones in efficiently and affectionately. The key is to communicate how thrilled you are about adopting.
You’re ready to adopt, but your spouse is reluctant. How can you get your “other half” (and family members) on board?
We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 expert- and reader-recommended apps for prospective parents and new families.
Do we have to use a lawyer (and pay attorney fees) to change our child’s name?
Answers to your parenting questions.
We have a cat and a dog. Will this pose a problem for our home study–or after we bring our child home?
Adoptive parents look back on the adoption process and share the hardest moments, from having to change routes to becoming parents overnight to seeing the birth mother say goodbye.
The very best way to occupy your time while you wait for your child is to learn everything you can about raising adopted children, and to prepare for any eventuality.