Free Adoption Downloads

Free resources from the library of Adoptive Families Classic Clip & Saves — tip sheets and quick guides designed for downloading, printing, and sharing. Check back often for new resources.


Adoption Cost & Timing
A special report with the latest data on average expenses and timelines.
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30 Ways to Celebrate
A calendar of family activities for National Adoption Awareness Month—updated for 2015.
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Is Foster Adoption Right for My Family?
Get fast facts about the average cost and profile of children in care, as well as two personal perspectives.
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Helping Classmates Understand
A handout for parents and students at your child’s school.
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Post-Adoption Paperwork
How to obtain the last documents to finalize your international adoption.
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Adoption at School 101
10 ways to promote adoption sensitivity and an inclusive environment at your child’s school.
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5 Ways to Talk About Racism
Includes sample language and responses to hurtful comments.
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Talking to Your 3- to 5-Year-Old
Sample conversations to help parents answer questions from curious preschoolers.
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Talking to Your 6- to 8-Year-Old
How to help your child understand and love her unique identity.
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Talking to Your 9- to 12-Year-Old
How to help the adoption conversation mature with your preteen.
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6 Themes for the Adopted Adolescent
Our free guide to understanding what your adopted teen may be thinking.
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Do We Need a Therapist?
How to decide if adoption-related therapy is necessary for your family.
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Tackling Tricky Assignments
Six possibly intrusive assignments, and how to handle them gracefully.
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The Very Best Day: A Children’s Story
A heartwarming tale to introduce your preschooler to her adoption story.
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Adoption Law: At the Hospital
Our free guide for navigating the hospital experience in a domestic adoption.
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