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.
How to Adopt a Child: Learn About Becoming a Parent Through Adoption
Would you like to become a parent through adoption? Learn how to adopt a child, and how the process differs from international to domestic to foster adoption.
There is an irrevocable moment when you become a parent, an instant when the idea of your child enters your heart forever.
The results of the 2012-2013 Adoptive Families Cost and Timing of Adoption Survey.
A comparison of costs for domestic and international adoptions, the cost of adoption uncertainties, and more–data from our 2012-2013 Cost & Timing of Adoption Survey.
The results of the 2010-2011 Adoptive Families Cost and Timing of Adoption Survey.
The results of the 2009-2010 Adoptive Families Cost and Timing of Adoption Survey.
A comparison of costs for domestic and international adoptions, the cost of adoption uncertainties, and more — data from our 2009-2010 Cost & Timing of Adoption Survey.
Parents who confidently dove into the unknown for their first child are sometimes more hesitant when it comes to doing it again.
Adoption travel is often one of the biggest categories of the total cost of adoption, thanks to multiple or extended trips to an international destination, or the wait for termination of birth parent rights in a domestic adoption. But families can save hundreds of dollars on travel costs.
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.
We had our fair share of disagreements over adopting for the first time. Now that we’re moving forward to a second adoption, not much has changed.
How to answer this and other questions about how families are formed.
Our editors review Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born, a children's book about domestic adoption that will bring your family together.