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Collection of articles available for reading by non-members of Adoptive Families.

One mom describes getting the adoption call.

“Our Frantic 24 Hours After Getting the Adoption Call”

“Our Frantic 24 Hours After Getting the Adoption Call”

We had only been “active” with our adoption agency for two months. So when my husband went on a camping trip with no cell reception, we thought, “What could go wrong?”

A birth parent perspective on an adoption

“Finding Peace with My Adoption Plan”

As a birth mother, my path to adoption was full of conflicting feelings. But at the moment my son was born — when two women came together in the same instant to love him — I felt at peace.

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One mother describes meeting her adoptive son after prenatal drug exposure.

“The Decision to Adopt a Child with Prenatal Drug Exposure”

Typically, I would have spent weeks — if not months — gathering information and exhausting every possible scenario. But there wasn't time for analyzing. My son needed me.

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ready to adopt

Are You Ready to Adopt?

You're thinking of adopting a child. You're learning as much as you can about the process and the issues. But, you keep coming back to the same question: How will I know when I am ready to take this life-changing step? To answer this question you need to think about why you want to adopt.

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Foster care can lead to permanent adoption

“Changing My Name to Mom”

As she prepares for the adoption of her third child, the author knows it is not just she who must be ready, but also the 9-year-old girl she's fallen in love with.

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