“My cousin is pregnant but not ready to be a mom. She and I have discussed my adopting her baby. I realize we’ll need a lawyer, but what else will we need to do in order to adopt a family member’s child?”
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.
“You Have Thousands of Angels Around You”
How one young woman lost her family, survived a war, escaped two continents, and through the kindness of strangers found a lifelong home in Atlanta.
News Brief: Ethiopia Passes Law Banning Intercountry Adoption
Following a suspension of intercountry adoption in April 2017, Ethiopia passed formal legislation banning intercountry adoption in January 2018.
News Brief: Council on Accreditations (COA) Officially Withdraws as Accrediting Entity
The Council on Accreditations (COA) confirmed that it will withdraw as an accrediting entity at the end of 2018.
How Do You Respond to “How Long Did It Take You to Adopt?”
We asked our readers: How do you respond when someone asks you how long it takes to adopt? Read the answers from adoptive parents.
“A Different Kind of Sister”
My partner and I thought long and hard about whether we wanted to adopt a second child. We decided to adopt a puppy-sister for our daughter instead.
“My Cardiologist Opened My Heart to Adoption”
The defective structure of my physical heart ultimately led my emotional heart to pause and consider—do I try for pregnancy, or for parenthood through adoption?
Wrongful Adoption: What It Is, What It Is Not.
A lawyer explains types of misrepresentation or fraud that are classified as wrongful adoption—and what parents can do about it.
A Helping Hand Through the Foster Adoption Process
Have you considered growing your family through adoption from U.S. foster care, but don’t know where to begin? Contact the experts at AdoptUSKids for personalized guidance and the reassurance that “you don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent.”
“The China Sisters”
Two families, linked by a shared adoption experience, discover that they are bound by DNA, as well.
News Briefs: Rwanda Reopens, Ethiopia Processing Only Pending Adoptions
Read the latest about the Ethiopia adoption suspension and Rwanda’s intercountry adoption program reopening.
Share Your Story: How Did You Tell Your Extended Family?
Here are five of the thoughtful letters we received.
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.
“My Journey Through the Stages of Adoption”
Much like the trimesters of pregnancy, I moved through phases of worry, disbelief, and pure joy while I waited to adopt.
Share Your Story: Choosing a Gender
We asked our readers: should adopting parents be allowed to choose gender? This is what real parents shared about their decisions.
Adoption Tax Credit Now Preserved in the Tax Reform Proposal
After the House Republicans’ November 2, 2017 tax reform proposal threatened to eliminate the Adoption Tax Credit, it has been reinstated by Committee. Learn about this vital credit and steps to enhance its benefits for children and families.
Share Your Story: Announcing Your Adoption
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?
Take the Adoption Cost & Timing Survey
Take the 2017-2018 Adoption Cost & Timing Survey on the average adoption cost and timing of the domestic, foster, or international adoption process, and see results from previous years.
News Brief: Council on Accreditations (COA) May Stop Accrediting Adoption Agencies
The Council on Accreditations (COA), which provides Hague accreditation for international adoption agencies in the U.S., may cease duties as an accrediting entity.
News Briefs: Intercountry Adoption Updates, October 2017
Read the latest about the Ethiopia adoption suspension and a recent reversal in international adoption statistics.