Waiting can be brutal, but there are some benefits. Take it from someone who endured 30 months before she got to hold her son.
It’s homestudy day and I’m not perfect yet.
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.
In an interstate domestic adoption, it's not always clear-cut which state's laws will apply to the process. An adoption attorney explains how to determine "choice of law."
An adoption attorney explains the legal steps surrounding your child's birth when you adopt domestically.
What is important when choosing an adoption pediatrician? Our adoption medicine expert has answers.
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.
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?
Are all the bewildering ups and downs I've experienced during our wait typical of the international adoption process?
Social worker Stella Gilgur-Cook, LCSW, will provide an overview of the home study process and answer your questions in the expert webinar – “The Adoption Home Study: What to Expect and How to Prepare” – on 4/22/15 at 1pm ET.
Tips for — and from — domestic adoptive parents on preparing for the emotional journey to meet your child.
As foster parents, you open your hearts and home to a child even as you're preparing to reunite her with her birth mother.
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.