View the replay of this webinar with Deborah H. Johnson—on growing up as a transracial adoptee and what parents today need to know about talking about race and adoption, finding role models for their children, dealing with teasing, and more.
View the replay of the “Reluctant Partner or Relatives” webinar. Brooke Randolph, LMHC, talks prospective parents through getting on the same page with loved ones about adoption plans.
As you work on your adoption, never hesitate to ask your social worker, attorney, or adoption agency, “What exactly do you mean by that?”
After a birth country visit to China that was too much, too soon for my seven-year-old daughter, she and a friend returned on their own terms as teens. The trip helped them imagine what their lives might have been and explore their Chinese-American identities.
View the replay of the “Parenting the Hurt Child” webinar. Regina M. Kupecky, LSW, guides parents in understanding a newly adopted older child’s behavior and discuss what will work (and what to avoid) to help him heal and attach.
View the replay of the “Creating Your Adoption Profile” webinar. Madeleine Melcher offers guidance on the most important elements of creating the profile your agency or attorney will share with expectant mothers considering adoption.
As a general rule, foster-care adoptions are the least expensive; international adoptions are more expensive but generally predictable; private, infant adoptions range widely, depending on many factors.
When you start out choosing an adoption agency, you’ll need the answers to these common questions. Learn how to make the best decision for your family.
There are half a million children in U.S. foster care. About 100,000 of them are already free for adoption, and 50,000 are adopted every year.
View the replay of the webinar “Imagining Your Future Child,” with Lauren Jiang, LMSW, to learn how to decide on the age, racial identity, and medical history of the child you will be best equipped to adopt and parent.
I finally realized that this was “The Call” when my social worker said, “Do you remember when you said this would be the worst week for you to get picked by an expectant mother?”
Two legal experts offer advice on where to start and how to navigate the uncertainties of adopting from the U.S. foster system.
Answers to your parenting questions.
We are in the process of adopting a child who may have been exposed to drugs prenatally. How can I learn more about this topic?
After two bumpy years, we finally got my daughter, now five, to sleep through the night. But she’s recently had a slew of sleep problems: night wakings, anxiety at bedtime, and so on. Is this because of adoption? What can we do? We are exhausted!
In this open adoption video, teen and young adult adoptees who grew up knowing their birth parents share their thoughts and experiences.
View the replay of the webinar “Adoption Paperwork, Explained,” with Ketiwe Boahene, to learn about all the documentation required for your adoption home study, why you need it, and how to obtain it.
More and more families are starting to consider foster care. Find out why.
In early 2014, President Obama signed into law the Accuracy for Adoptees act, which will help remove bureaucracy and red tape for individuals who were given inaccurate birth dates in their birth countries, and their adoptive families.
What changes the “demand” for adopted children around the world? Are market forces to blame?