Table of Contents: January 2018



AF Picks: 32 Noteworthy Adoption Books Published in 2017

Looking for a good book to read? How about 32? Browse Adoptive Families‘ annual roundup of new memoirs, novels, children’s books, young adult novels, and non-fiction with adoption storylines or themes. | BY ADOPTIVE FAMILIES EDITORS

Personal Essays

“Finding Peace Through Community”

The Chinese adoptee community moved across oceans, grew up in interracial families, and is now navigating young adulthood. We hold a special place in history—but long to know our own personal beginnings. | BY EDEN ROTH

The Paternity Test, Part 1: “I Hope It’s Them”

When our daughter was born, her birth mom listed the birth father as “unknown.” Ten years later, he found us on social media and reached out. | BY BILLY CUCHENS


How Do You Respond to “How Long Did It Take You to Adopt?”

We asked our readers: How do you respond when someone asks, “How long does it take to adopt?” Do you give the full timeline, or vary your answer based on who’s asking? Read the answers.

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News Briefs

Ethiopia Passes Law Banning International Adoption

Council on Accreditations (COA) Officially Withdraws as Accrediting Entity

SURVEY: Did You Adopt in 2016 or 2017? Please Take Our Adoption Cost & Timing Survey >

Photo Contests

Holiday Photo Contest Winners



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