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October 2016 issue of Adoptive Families magazine

Openness in Adoption” Issue

The October 2016 issue of Adoptive Families magazine contains expert advice and personal perspectives on:

  • Parenting with an open heart (when you have full contact, or none at all)
  • A birth mom on attending her son's birthday party
  • What words does a waiting family want to hear?
  • "Stop implying that adoption—and my kids—are second best"
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troubled birth parent

Keeping an Adoption Open Despite Challenges

Five moms candidly reveal how they’re honoring their commitment to openness when their child’s birth parent struggles with substance abuse, mental illness, or is experiencing crisis.

Spring 2015 issue of Adoptive Families magazine

Open & Transracial Adoption” Issue

The spring 2015 issue of Adoptive Families magazine (56 pages) contains expert advice and personal perspectives on:

  • An open adoption reference guide for families
  • Raising a child of color in America—while white
  • Data from the 2013-2014 Adoption Cost & Timing Survey
  • Making sense of feelings about infertility & adoption through writing
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ADOPTIONS FROM THE HEART

Founded by an adoptee, Adoptions From The Heart (AFTH) has been a leader in open adoption since 1985 with over 7,200 placements. We proudly serve diverse clients and were named an Innovator by HRC for our services with LGBTQ+ families. AFTH is a private, 501 C-3 non-profit, full-service adoption agency. With over 35 years of...

author Lynn Sollitto with her children's birth mother

“A New Path in Our Adoption Journey”

For years, my daughters’ birth mother dropped in and out of our lives as she battled a drug addiction. Now she is back in our lives, back in her own life, and I can’t wait to see what the future will bring for all of us.

mother and child talking about adoption on a family vacation

8 Keys to Talking About Adoption

There is no one-size-fits-all script to walk parents through conversations with their children about they way they joined their family, but there are guidelines you can follow to ensure years of open, honest communication.

adoptive father and son

Parents Share: How Is Parenting After Adoption Different?

We asked parents to "name one way in which adoptive parenting differs from parenting a biological child." From maintaining an open adoption to understanding trauma parenting to feeling free to agree wholeheartedly with compliments about your child's looks, here's what readers shared.

21 new and noteworthy adopton books published in 2018

21 Noteworthy Adoption Books Published in 2018

Looking for a new book for yourself or your child? Look no further than Adoptive Families' annual roundup of new memoirs, novels, children’s books, and non-fiction with adoption storylines or themes, including a compelling crop of young adult fiction.

Family Life Services Adoption Agency

Family Life Services offers a range of services for adoptive families from all over the United States pursuing various types of adoption. Our domestic adoption program is designed for Christian couples (who have no more than two children) to have an opportunity to be chosen for an infant adoption placement by birth parents receiving counseling...

An adoptive mother hugs her preteen daughter after a good talk about adoption

What Do Preteens Think About Adoption?

Before the moody teen years, pre-adolescence can present its own challenges for parents. How should you respond to tweens’ questions about adoption or initiate conversation with a preteen who doesn’t seem eager to talk?

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