Each year AF curates a list of “gifts that give back” – merchants that donate proceeds to charities that support adoption, children, or families.
Family Traditions, Holidays, & Adoption Celebrations
Parents share how they celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and other holidays, and create new traditions and adoption celebrations in their families.
Adoptive Families‘ annual gift-giving directory presents a selection of heritage and adoption products from our sponsors.
One year after my daughter came to live with me from foster care, the memory was still too bittersweet for her. But today, two years after becoming mother and daughter, we are ready to celebrate.
Adoptive parents and adoptees share their favorite adoption memories from the past year, including first Mother's Days, finalizing adoptions, and gaining access to open records.
When I bought the ornament, I imagined hanging it on the tree with the child I was carrying. But after I miscarried, I packed it away for years.
We had known about this tooth for many years, before we even met our daughter.
The uncharted journey of our first Christmas together etched a road of new, heart-warming traditions.
We've been discussing family traditions lately. The other night at dinner, our 10-year-old, Yakob, said, "You know, we should have family movie night. We could each pick a movie to watch."
What do you do when your three-year-old announces that he doesn't like the new socks your mother gave him as a gift? Or he's too busy devouring a cookie to show his appreciation for it?;
Tradition and ritual, especially during the holidays, signal security and family pride. And if you get creative, they just might reflect your distinct personalities, too.
We asked the Adoptive Families Reader Panel: How do you integrate your child's culture of origin and/or adoption story into your family's holiday rituals?
Finding ways to "give back" as a family can be fun—and rewarding—for 'tweens and parents alike.
Little ones can be overwhelmed by excitement during the holidays. Here's how to help your preschooler regulate her emotions.
The arrival of a new baby during the holiday time can be overwhelming for new parents—here's how to have a sane season.
To the birth mother of my three children through adoption, wherever you are, I say thank you for allowing me to be their "other" mommy.
My daughter's tenth birthday was the first birthday party she'd ever had. Here's how and why we decided to redo all the others.
Family rituals take on new meaning when we adopt a baby.
A simple ceremony with flowers and candles helped my children celebrate their love for two mothers.
Most parents look forward to sharing this time of the year with their children. But less is often more when it comes to holiday activities.
The story of how one transracial family reinvented their holiday traditions.