Learn about Alabama adoption laws and find adoption agencies and attorneys who work with families in your state.
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.
Colorado Adoption Laws and Policies
Learn about Colorado adoption laws and find adoption agencies and attorneys who work with families in your state.
New York Adoption Laws and Policies
Learn about New York adoption laws and find adoption agencies and attorneys who work with families in your state.
Adopting can be an expensive proposition. We analyze the costs, and show you how some families dealt with them.
Hot Topic: Should Parents Choose a Gender?
If given the option, many parents choose to adopt girls. We reported on this preference, as well as the unintended consequences for the boys who are left behind, and the article has sparked quite a debate. Here’s what our readers had to say.
“In the Beginning” — Part 1 of Foster Adoption Series
In part one of our family’s adoption odyssey, we make our way through our state’s Fost/Adopt program and find that things don’t always go according to plan. But sometimes, that’s for the best.
[Movie Review] Aging Out
A documentary on foster care depicts life without a safety net.
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.
There is an irrevocable moment when you become a parent, an instant when the idea of your child enters your heart forever.
Timing of Adoption Update: 2012-2013
The results of the 2012-2013 Adoptive Families Cost and Timing of Adoption Survey.
Cost of Adoption Update: 2012-2013
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.
Timing of Adoption Update: 2010-2011
The results of the 2010-2011 Adoptive Families Cost and Timing of Adoption Survey.
Timing of Adoption Update: 2009-2010
The results of the 2009-2010 Adoptive Families Cost and Timing of Adoption Survey.
Cost of Adoption Update: 2009-2010
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.
Pursuing a Second Adoption
Parents who confidently dove into the unknown for their first child are sometimes more hesitant when it comes to doing it again.
[Book Review] Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born
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.
Mommy, What’s Donor Insemination?
How to answer this and other questions about how families are formed.
“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.
“All’s Fair in Love & Waahh!”
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.
Smart Ways to Save on Adoption Travel Expenses
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.