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.

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A child this young could probably deal with a name change

The Name Game

Although a baby as young as seven months reacts when called by name, a name change isn't a significant issue until age two.

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A baby boy whose parents are traveling to adopt him

“What a Trip!” – Domestic Adoption Travel

Even parents who adopt domestically need to travel. Are you ready for the journey?

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Building your adoptive family support network.

Getting the Emotional Support You Want and Need

Open communication can help create positive relationships with family and friends.

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AF readers offer tips on announcing your adoption plans.

“We’re Adopting!” How to Announce Your Decision to Friends and Family

Adoptive Families readers share the when, what, and how of announcing their decision to grow their families.

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