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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.
In July 2017, China announced updated requirements regarding the composition of the prospective adoptive family and the timing of applications.
What ended Russia’s intercountry adoption program with the U.S. in 2013 and why is it generating political heat again?
Readers share feedback about articles published in the June 2017 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
Readers share feedback about articles published in the May 2017 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
We asked readers, “Have you found any dolls or other toys that reflect your child’s race and/or birth culture that you would specifically recommend?” Here are the top picks.
Learn the latest on the Ethiopia suspension of intercountry adoptions.
Texas’s Senate passed a bill that would allow publicly funded foster and adoption agencies to refuse to place children in homes that don’t align with an agency’s religious beliefs.
Readers share feedback about articles published in the March 2017 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
Several states have passed or are considering laws that would allow adoption agencies to deny services to LGBT individuals and couples.
In its 2016 annual report, the U.S. Department of State released the latest international adoption statistics, which have declined for the twelfth straight year, and outlined other countries’ most widely held concerns.
In late April 2017, Ethiopia announced an immediate suspension of international adoptions.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has designated May 15, 2017 “Post-Adoption Report Day” and issued a call for families that adopted internationally to submit any missing reports to their children’s countries of origin.
In response to an increase in inquiries about the citizenship status for international adoptees, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released an adoption notice about obtaining or documenting citizenship.
Expectant mothers who chose adoption most commonly cited financial pressure, social stigma, and a lack of support before and after placement in interviews with the Donaldson Adoption Institute.
Readers share feedback about articles from the February 2017 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
Adoption: By the Numbers, the latest report from the National Council For Adoption, shows a slight increase in U.S. infant adoptions from 2007 to 2014.
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. We are grateful to every one of you who took our most recent Adoption Cost & Timing Survey.
State adoption laws are always in flux. Read on to learn what changes have been made or are being considered as 2017 began.
Readers share feedback about articles from the January 2017 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.