We asked, did you get “the call” that you’d been selected by a birth mother after the baby was already born? Parents respond with their experiences and been-there advice.
Domestic Adoption Overview: How to Adopt a Baby in the U.S.
Would you like to adopt a baby? Learn about the domestic adoption process and how to adopt a child in the U.S.
Share Your Story: Announcing Your Decision to Adopt
We polled our newsletter subscribers, “How did you tell your extended family about your decision to adopt?” Here’s what some of you said.
Online Adoption Resources for Prospective Parents
Our recommendations for online adoption resources — from government sites to attorney directories — selected by the editors of Adoptive Families magazine.
Parent-to-Parent: My Best Domestic Adoption Travel Advice
If you traveled domestically to adopt, what’s one piece of advice you can give others as they prepare to do the same? See parents’ answers.
The ICPC: An Updated Overview
When you adopt a child from a different state, you’ll need approval under the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children before traveling home. Here’s what you need to know about this process.
Share Your Story: Domestic Adoption and Attachment
We asked our readers: Before your adoption, were you concerned about bonding with your baby? After your newborn came home, what parenting techniques did you practice that enhanced attachment?
News Brief: Domestic Adoptions Rise Slightly, Despite Overall Decrease in Adoption
Adoption: By the Numbers, the latest report from the National Council For Adoption, shows a slight increase in U.S. infant adoptions from 2007 to 2014.
Adopting a Baby: The Truth About Domestic Infant Adoption
Adopting a baby in the United States has changed dramatically in the last 30 years. When will popular perceptions catch up with the new, healthier reality? Here, an adoptive mother dispels common myths about adopting a newborn.
Domestic Adoption Travel 101
Tips for — and from — domestic adoptive parents on preparing for the emotional journey to meet your child.
Adoption Law: At the Hospital
An adoption attorney explains the legal steps surrounding your child’s birth when you adopt domestically.
“Writing, Then Re-Writing, Our ‘Dear Expectant Mother’ Letter”
What do you write when the merchandise on offer is your heart?
Ask AF: Moving and Readoption
I’m about to move. Can I readopt after I move, or do I have to readopt in the state I lived in when I brought my child home?
Ask AF: Domestic Adoption Paperwork
Answers to your parenting questions.
State Adoption Law Updates, Winter 2016
State adoption laws are always changing. Read up on the latest update.
Webinar Replay – Creating Your Adoption Profile
View the replay of the “Creating Your Adoption Profile” webinar. An adoptee and adoption expert offers guidance on the most important elements of creating the profile your agency or attorney will share with expectant mothers considering adoption.
Birth Fathers’ Rights: A Legal Guide
Your child’s birth father is an important part of your child’s adoption story, and has legal rights in relation to the adoption.
Expectant and Birth Parent Rights
Openness in adoption should begin long before the expectant mother and adoptive family navigate ongoing contact. An agency and an attorney discuss best practices for working with prospective birth parents.
“From Heartbreak to Hope”
When our first adoption match fell through, we were devastated.
Finding an Expectant Mother Match
How you go about searching for your child’s birth mother will depend on what you feel comfortable with.
Tips for Creating Your Profile from Birth Mothers
When creating your family profile, be authentic.