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

One mother writes a letter to her younger self about surviving infertility and moving on to adoption.

“Dear Infertility Patient”

“Dear Infertility Patient”

From a woman who finally became an adoptive mother after a decade of trying, here are a few things I wish someone had told me years ago.

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Special needs adoption can help children find loving homes

Is Special Needs Adoption Right for Your Family?

Why adopt a child with medical special needs? The answers will surprise you and touch your soul.

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One mother shares her experience after deciding to adopt internationally.

“We Wanted to Adopt White Children”

I chose our route because I didn't feel comfortable adopting outside our race. Six bittersweet years of motherhood have taught me to look beyond appearances.

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Adopting a second child brings up different questions than the first

The Second Time Around

You've decided you're ready to grow your family — again. Here's help with answering the questions you didn't have to ask the first time you adopted.

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Declining an adoption referral is a difficult choice for adoptive parents

“Our Agonizing Decision to Decline a Referral”

We thought accepting a referral would be the easy part. It wasn’t.

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Nontraditional families are everywhere

“Raising California”

Families are forming in all sorts of ways, in a rainbow of colors, and my son through adoption is growing up right in the middle of all of it.

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Two children awaiting adoption sit on a seesaw

Daughters in Demand

Given a choice, many parents prefer to adopt girls. But should parents be allowed to select their childs sex? And how does the desire for daughters affect the adoption communityand the children themselves?

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My Friends' Insensitive Comments About Adoption

“My So-Called Friends”

The other day, I mentioned to a coworker that my husband and I were looking into international adoption. You'd have thought I said we were thinking of becoming terrorists. "What do you mean, you're going to adopt from Russia? What about all the kids in Milwaukee who need good homes?" she demanded indignantly.

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A happy family formed through gay family adoption

Who Can Help Gay Families Adopt?

LGBT prospective parents may face extra hurdles because of a state’s adoption law, an agency’s philosophy, or the attitude of an individual social worker.

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transracial adoption

Should We Adopt Transracially?

For many prospective adoptive parents, "the choice" of where and how to adopt is the most difficult part. Answers to three common questions when deciding if transracial adoption is right for your family.

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Two parents realizing adoption was the perfect way to form their family

Parent-to-Parent: Deciding to Adopt

When did you know adoption was in your future? AF readers reflect.

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