You’re ready to adopt, but your spouse is reluctant. How can you get your “other half” (and family members) on board?
As foster parents, you open your hearts and home to a child even as you're preparing to reunite her with her birth mother.
My husband and I are considering a divorce. How will this affect the status of our adoption?
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.
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.
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.
Before trying to have kids, I'd never failed at anything. Though I still believe in planning and hard work, it was something else that brought me my two beautiful boys.
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.
I’m considering a special-needs adoption. What might a referral indicate?
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.
You’ve made the decision to adopt. How do you tell friends and family? Use the following letters as guides when composing your own.
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.
An adoption attorney explains the legal steps surrounding your child's birth when you adopt domestically.
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.