A new study examines attention deficit in children living in foster care.
Adoption News Updates
Find reports on pending bills and formal changes to U.S. and international adoption laws, the latest adoption statistics, adoption research, and more.
The AAP has released new guidelines for pediatricians to follow when treating children in foster care.
Foster adoptions decreased slightly in 2014, continuing a disheartening trend.
Even as LGBT rights move irreversibly forward, some states are still trying to hold them back.
China's devastating one-child policy has finally ended. What does it mean for adoptees?
After 40 years, the Joint Council for International Children’s Services has shut its doors.
Learn about the most recent updates to international adoption laws that impact prospective adoptive parents adopting from countries around the world.
The majority of Americans support the rights of same-sex couples to adopt children.
The United States Supreme Court decision on June 26, recognizing marriage as a constitutional right for same-sex couples, will also have a positive impact on adoption.
A lawsuit alleges that the 1978 law discriminates based on race.
Efforts are underway to make the adoption tax credit refundable, and available to lower income families with the 2015 Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act.
State adoption laws were updated in Florida and Michigan that will have an impact on same-sex adoption for couples in those states. Learn more!
Many hoped the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to recognize marriage as a constitutional right for same-sex couples would pave the way for changes in same-sex adoption. Now, a suit filed in Mississippi is attempting to do just that.
Reuters recently published an in-depth investigation, “The Child Exchange,” outlining the illegal practice of exchanging children who were legally adopted.
The government of China has decided to ease its longstanding one-child policy, in response to declining birth rates and human rights interests.
In early 2014, President Obama signed into law the Accuracy for Adoptees act, which will help remove bureaucracy and red tape for individuals who were given inaccurate birth dates in their birth countries, and their adoptive families.
What changes the "demand" for adopted children around the world? Are market forces to blame?
Has your state recently changed its adoption laws? Check out AF’s condensed list here.
A bipartisan bill seeks to make the adoption tax credit refundable, helping lower-income families.
A foster youth living in a group home defied the odds to become Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen.