Here are five of the thoughtful letters we received.
Information & Advice to Help You Decide on Adoption Options
Understanding your adoption options: domestic, foster, and international adoption; same-race or transracial adoption; the child’s medical background or special needs
Much like the trimesters of pregnancy, I moved through phases of worry, disbelief, and pure joy while I waited to adopt.
We asked our readers: should adopting parents be allowed to choose gender? This is what real parents shared about their decisions.
We asked our Reader Panel: Outside of your immediate family, who was the first person you told about your decision to adopt, and how did you tell them?
Make the most of your digital presence, and avoid scams or pitfalls with these six steps.
More might be merrier, but the family dynamic is sure to change.
An adoptive parent wonders how to respond to an only child who keeps asking for a sibling. Real parents share their advice and stories.
An accident left the author disabled, but not defeated. Having a physical disability doesn't have to prevent you from adopting.
As I dove into research about in vitro fertilization, I kept waiting to be excited about this wondrous technology. But the excitement never came. When our talk turned to adoption, however, I felt the rebirth of hope.
My daughters and I have something important in common. We share the experience of joining a family through adoption.
Adoptive parents share the best adoption advice they would give themselves if they could go back five years, whether that would take them back to the adoption process or the early days of parenting.
A father and son find that, in the face of catastrophe, despair, and death, the antidote is life.
I may not remember when I first knew I wanted to be a mother, but the moments leading up to and the first time I saw my daughters are indelibly etched in my memory.
A single mom's decision to adopt a second time.
Have you been wondering whether to bring a second (or third) child into your home? An adoption social worker helps parents contemplating adoption to unpack their motivations and make the decision with eyes wide open.
Adopting a second child is a big step. Here's some been-there, done-that wisdom from parents to help you decide.
A mother of three seeks advice on adopting her child’s birth siblings. She worries that her child will feel hurt if they don’t, but also that they won’t have the energy or resources to parent more children.
More than a decade ago, I was hopefully working my way toward an adoption from China. After a tragedy derailed my plans, I wound my way to family in an entirely different way.
We asked our reader panel: "How, and why, did you choose between the different types of adoption?" This is what they shared.
Four years ago, my husband and I were happily raising our two daughters by birth when I decided that I was ready to adopt a son of a different race. My husband was content with our family as it was, and I struggled to give him the time he needed to think about adopting.