Answers to your parenting questions.
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.
Although I did not endure physical childbirth, I know every emotion that pours in when motherhood begins.
Should you arrange for day care during the wait, or after your child is home? Readers weigh in.
We asked our readers which items no adopting family should leave home without.
Although a baby as young as seven months reacts when called by name, a name change isn’t a significant issue until age two.
My wife and I learned a lot from reading, but there were some things not discussed in the books we read. So from one father to another, from one parent to another, here’s my notebook of thoughts after our adoption.
On our Facebook page we asked readers: After you decided to adopt, who was the first person you told? What did he or she say? Here are some of your responses.
You’ve made the decision to adopt. How do you tell friends and family? Use the following letters as guides when composing your own.
After months of waiting, you finally get “the call.” But is your home really ready for a baby?
My insurance company is refusing to cover medical expenses for my new child. Help!
What is important when choosing an adoption pediatrician? Our adoption medicine expert has answers.
Even parents who adopt domestically need to travel. Are you ready for the journey?
The most terrifying part of adoption was having to prepare for two conflicting futures.
Open communication can help create positive relationships with family and friends.
With reader recommendations, and a few picks of our own, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best apps for adoptive parents and parent-to-be.
Try these tips to travel lighter and more easily for domestic adoption.
How do you respond to family members who say they don’t understand why you’re adopting? Members of AdoptiveFamiliesCircle share their advice.
We asked our reader panel: Tell us your best tip for saving money on adoption travel! What did you do to bring your adoption travel costs down?
I just adopted as a single parent. What should I do to protect the rights of myself and my child?
Adoptive Families readers share the when, what, and how of announcing their decision to grow their families.