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.

adoption announcement

How Did You Word Your Adoption Announcement?

Did you create a custom announcement, or adapt a pre-printed template? There are so many questions when sharing the news of your new family member. Our readers explain what they included.

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Timing of elective surgery

When Should You Schedule Surgery?

You may want to postpone elective surgery until your child has been home for four to six months.

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“Someone to Count On”

Four years ago, I legally became a mother. The adoption day was no less special because I had already been parenting Danielle for 15 months. On that day, I truly claimed my daughter. No one could take her away.

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adoption after infertility

From Infertility to Adoption

“After four years of fertility treatments, a friend recommended that we attend an adoption seminar. My husband and I weren’t open to adoption, but we decided to go. The hour-and-a-half seminar changed our lives forever."

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“And Now We Are Three”

Mix one American couple, one preteen Russian boy, and one summer program...and what do you get? Family.

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Heritage Travel

“You’ve Got to Have Friends”

My daughter’s fascination with China was matched by her pleasure at sharing the return trip with friends who’d made the same journey.

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18 Key Questions to Ask a Surrogacy Program

"If the carrier has a pregnancy loss, what are our financial obligations?" Questions to ask before selecting the right donor embryo program.

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12 Key Questions to Ask a Prospective Egg Donor Attorney

Choosing the right egg donor attorney to assist you through the surrogacy process will take time and research. As you consider attorneys, here are the questions to ask.

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Surrogacy Cost and Health Insurance

A reproductive law attorney explains surrogacy health insurance options and how intended parents can make sure the surrogate's pregnancy will be covered.

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male infertility

Donor Sperm: Real-Life Stories

Men are often shocked, and even ashamed, when they learn they will need to use a donor due to male infertility. They needn’t be. A male infertility specialist shares stories of families built through sperm donation.

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