What do we need to know about naming our 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.
We’ve decided to adopt an older child. We have two children now, and we’re wondering how best to integrate our new child into the family. What’s your advice?
The adoption trip is a defining moment in a family’s life, the event that brings parent and child together at last.
Adoption travel is often one of the biggest categories of the total cost of adoption, thanks to multiple or extended trips to an international destination, or the wait for termination of birth parent rights in a domestic adoption. But families can save hundreds of dollars on travel costs.
The “Daddy Moment” hits in the middle of the baby emporium.
My family and I are traveling to meet our new baby. What medical preparations should I make?
Choose wisely — your internationally or domestically adopted child’s pediatrician will play an important role throughout his growing years.
Answers to your parenting questions.
Adoption expert Jayne Schooler discusses name changes after adoption, both for children adopted as infants and older adoptees.