Lissa Schneckenburger’s new album, Thunder in My Arms, takes foster and adoptive parents on a melodic song cycle about the ongoing effects of early trauma and the healing power of community, understanding, and love. Tune in to learn more.
Adoption Resources: News, Webinars, Book Reviews, and More
Below, you’ll find a mix of helpful adoption resources, including expert webinars, adoption book reviews, news updates, and more.
Looking for a new book for yourself or your child? Look no further than Adoptive Families’ annual roundup of new memoirs, novels, children’s books, and non-fiction with adoption storylines or themes, including a compelling crop of young adult fiction.
Readers share feedback about articles published in the Nov/Dec 2018 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Adoptive Families Cover Photo Contest! See the nine photos selected from 1,000 entries, and read stories from the proud parents.
Today in the United States, more than 123,000 children in foster care are waiting for a permanent home through adoption. Nearly 45 percent of these children are ages eight or older—and desperately need the stability, guidance, and love that only a family can provide. Learn more of the myths and realities surrounding older child adoption.
Readers share feedback about articles published in the October 2018 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
Parents know that books are educational, but how do they make them fun for kids while building reading skills? Start with these three titles.
A step-by-step plan to help adoptive parents plan successful outings for children and their friends.
A good storybook can be a great way to start an adoption discussion with a child. We asked our Reader Panel to tell us their favorite books for talking with their preschoolers.
Want more resources on instilling a positive racial and cultural identity in kids, educating kids about racism, and learning more about your child's ethnic heritage—and the stereotypes that accompany it? Start here.
Readers share feedback about articles published in the June 2018 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
Middle-grade readers will appreciate receiving one (or all) of these books for a birthday or holiday gift.
These books can help your child connect with her birth culture. Add your family's favorites in the comments!
Readers share feedback about articles published in the May 2018 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
Do you want to see your child on the cover of Adoptive Families magazine? Enter our annual Cover Photo Contest today!
Readers share feedback about articles published in the March 2018 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
Pictures help show our children that their lives matter, and that they are part of a family. A photographer and adoptive mom offers her advice for taking and preserving meaningful moments.
Readers share feedback about articles published in the February 2018 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released a new schedule of non-refundable accreditation fees to be shouldered by agencies and, ultimately, prospective families.
Each year, Adoptive Families polls newly formed families across the country to get actual information on the cost and length of time it took them to complete their adoptions. See the results of the most recent 2016-2017 Adoption Cost & Timing Survey.