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.
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 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.
We asked our reader panel to describe the books they find most helpful to prospective adoptive parents. Here are some of their favorites.
View the replay of the “Adoption Tax Credit Webinar” with Becky Wilmoth, EA, for an overview of the credit—what is covered, what is not, how the guidelines differ for families that adopt internationally vs. domestically or from U.S. foster care, and how and when to file for it.
A New Jersey law signed in 2014 went into effect on January 1, 2017, and adoptees in that state may now access their original birth certificates and other adoption records.
Readers share feedback about articles from the December 2016 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
Looking for your next great read? Check out our editor-curated list of the most noteworthy books about adoption from 2016.
Following Adam Crapser’s deportation to Korea in October 2016, a woman adopted from Colombia as a child was deported in December. She was forced to leave behind her young son.
A new report shows that there were more children in U.S. foster care at the end of 2015 than 2014. This is the third year this number has risen.
A new study has found that adoptees retain a subconscious knowledge of their birth language and may be able to learn the language more quickly as adults.
This powerful new film, based on a true story, offers a sensitive and responsible portrayal of adoption. Highly recommended for teens and adoptive parents!
Many of us start out thinking we are simply adding a child to our life. But for the families featured here, the immeasurable joy they found through adoption inspired them to serve needs even greater than their own.
Readers share feedback about articles from the November 2016 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
Readers and the editors of Adoptive Families nominated worthy adoption charities to consider for a year-end donation.