When I announced our adoption plans, I hoped for the same kind of excitement that pregnant women get. After all, the happiness we're expecting is the same.
After years of disappointment, adopting couples have a hard time believing that parenthood is just around the corner. But now is the time to get ready.
When you bring your child for their first post-adoption check-up, what should the doctor be looking for?
Are you prepared to receive the news that you've been chosen? If not, here are six things we wish we had known, before we became a family of three.
The cruelest parts of infertility? Having to attend baby showers, coo over ultrasound pictures, and being told it's "God's will" that you're still childless.
What it’s normal to feel, even after you adopt and fall in love with your child.
I chose our route because I didn't feel comfortable adopting outside our race. Six bittersweet years of motherhood have taught me to look beyond appearances.
I’m considering a special-needs adoption. What might a referral indicate?
An adoption attorney explains the legal steps surrounding your child's birth when you adopt domestically.
Are all the bewildering ups and downs I've experienced during our wait typical of the international adoption process?
Tips for — and from — domestic adoptive parents on preparing for the emotional journey to meet your child.
If you're worried the child you're adopting has been exposed to alcohol prenatally, what should you watch out for?
You've decided you're ready to grow your family — again. Here's help with answering the questions you didn't have to ask the first time you adopted.
I bought that stuffed animal — and that book, and that baby hat — in a moment of weakness. But as the wait stretched on, I realized those slip-ups are what kept me going.
For a child who joins a family with his own history, his own culture– his own name– the story's rarely rooted in the pages of a baby names book. AF readers share how they made the naming decision.
While they may appear fragile, premature infants are surprisingly resilient. Here's what you need to know about premature baby adoption and care.
As foster parents, you open your hearts and home to a child even as you're preparing to reunite her with her birth mother.
Finding an adoption professional can be difficult. Here are some tips to help with your research.
For working people who want to adopt, the need to take time off without pay may put adoption beyond your financial means.
Even parents who adopt domestically need to travel. Are you ready for the journey?