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Wrongful Adoption: What It Is, What It Is Not.

A lawyer explains types of misrepresentation or fraud that are classified as wrongful adoption—and what parents can do about it.

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The Nove,ber 2, 2017 House Republicans’ Tax Reform Proposal would eliminate the Adoption Tax Credit

Adoption Tax Credit Now Preserved in the Tax Reform Proposal

After the House Republicans’ November 2, 2017 tax reform proposal threatened to eliminate the Adoption Tax Credit, it has been reinstated by Committee. Learn about this vital credit and steps to enhance its benefits for children and families.

Books that explain wrongful adoption

Wrongful Adoption: What It Is, What It Is Not.

A lawyer explains types of misrepresentation or fraud that are classified as wrongful adoption—and what parents can do about it.

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A woman plays with her child after sharing her adoption decision with her family

Share Your Story: Announcing Your Decision to Adopt

We polled our newsletter subscribers, "How did you tell your extended family about your decision to adopt?" Here's what some of you said.

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A Helping Hand Through the Foster Adoption Process

Have you considered growing your family through adoption from U.S. foster care, but don’t know where to begin? Contact the experts at AdoptUSKids for personalized guidance and the reassurance that “you don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent.”

Two girls started as friends, and discovered they were birth siblings

“The China Sisters”

Two families, linked by a shared adoption experience, discover that they are bound by DNA, as well.

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ecuador adoption

Ecuador Adoption Fast Facts

Wondering how to adopt from Ecuador? Find statistics, prospective parent requirements, personal stories, and more resources.

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I.D. Steinberg and her husband pose with the son that made them first time parents

“The Adoption Advantage”

Coming to parenthood on equal terms lets my husband and me appreciate the experience all the more.

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I.D. Steinberg and her husband pose with the son that made them first time parents

“The Adoption Advantage”

Coming to parenthood on equal terms lets my husband and me appreciate the experience all the more.

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Which baby gift registry is best? Our readers share

“Which Baby Gift Registry is Best?”

Readers share their registry experiences—and tell us which companies have adoption-friendly options.

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A father who adopted older children from foster care shares his story, likening parenting and filling in missing pieces to playing Jenga backward

“Parenting After Foster Adoption—Like Playing Jenga, Backward”

As a father who raised a child from birth and is now parenting older children adopted from foster care, I’ve come to see that the game and pieces may, indeed, be the same, but you have to play in an entirely different way.

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Foster Adoption

A family formed through foster adoption views a sunset

A Helping Hand Through the Foster Adoption Process

Have you considered growing your family through adoption from U.S. foster care, but don’t know where to begin? Contact the experts at AdoptUSKids for personalized guidance and the reassurance that “you don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent.”

Female hands, writing blogs on adoption or infertility

Online Adoption Resources for Prospective Parents

Our recommendations for online adoption resources — from government sites to attorney directories — selected by the editors of Adoptive Families magazine.

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A woman plays with her child after sharing her adoption decision with her family

Share Your Story: Announcing Your Decision to Adopt

We polled our newsletter subscribers, "How did you tell your extended family about your decision to adopt?" Here's what some of you said.

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Female hands, writing blogs on adoption or infertility

Online Adoption Resources for Prospective Parents

Our recommendations for online adoption resources — from government sites to attorney directories — selected by the editors of Adoptive Families magazine.

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A baby who was adopted domestically travels home in a car seat

Parent-to-Parent: My Best Domestic Adoption Travel Advice

If you traveled domestically to adopt, what's one piece of advice you can give others as they prepare to do the same? See parents' answers.

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International

Two girls started as friends, and discovered they were birth siblings

“The China Sisters”

Two families, linked by a shared adoption experience, discover that they are bound by DNA, as well.

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“Mom, Were You Alive During Woodstock?”

Age limits for those adopting have been stretched or even eliminated. How might this affect the children of these "older" parents?

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the hands of an older parent holding a walking stick

“Mom, Were You Alive During Woodstock?”

Age limits for those adopting have been stretched or even eliminated. How might this affect the children of these "older" parents?

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Creating a Personal History for Your Adopted Child

Creating a History for Your Teen During Infancy

What we record now about our child will help him or her later in the difficult teen task of forging a positive identity.

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A mom telling her children, "I am adopted" while driving home.

“Mommy, Were You Adopted?”

I'm not sure why I never told my children. But when they asked, I knew it was time to end the secrecy for good.

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Adoption Myths: "You Have to Be Perfect" and The Truth

“You Have to Be Perfect.” And Other Adoption Myths

Sometimes it's not just those unfamiliar with adoption who are misinformed.

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