Table of Contents: February 2018



Survey Results: Adoption Cost & Timing in 2016-2017

How much does adoption cost, on average? How long does it take? We share the results of our 2016-2017 Adoption Cost & Timing Survey.

Personal Essays

“Buying the Lie”

Somehow, somewhere in my mind I believed that becoming a mother through adoption would erase my infertility. But one pregnancy announcement after another from family and friends soon made it clear that this was far from the truth. | BY AMANDA ACKERMAN

The Paternity Test, Part 2: “The Results”

After meeting a man who thought he might be our daughter’s birth father, we were all invested in the idea of an open adoption relationship—but how would the test come back? | BY BILLY CUCHENS


How to Get Through a Failed Match or Placement?

We asked our readers what advice they would give to a hopeful adoptive parent who just had an adoption situation fall through. Read the answers.

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News Brief

Transition to New Accrediting Entity for U.S. Adoption Service Providers Leads to Increase in Fees



Thank You to This Issue’s Sponsors:

Adoption by Shepherd Care
Adoptions from the Heart
Children’s Connections Inc.

Ellyn J. Bullock, Solberg & Bullock, LLC
Dr. Jane Aronson


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