Keeping 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.
2015 Summer Reading Special
Two adoption memoirs touch on topics of love, loss, and the search for identity from both sides of the adoption equation.
“Many Kinds of Love“
My excitement over the prospect of meeting my birth mother does not detract from or negate my love for my adoptive parents.
“Pink Nail Polish“
My bond with my new preteen daughters grew as we learned to trust each other with our hearts, hands—and fingernails.
Sometimes, my daughter’s questions about being in my tummy are about her birth mother and adoption, and sometimes they’re not.
“Dear Mom of an Adopted Child“
Every mom of an adopted child knows the sacrifices made to bring their families together.
Marriage Equality is Also a Victory for Children
State Adoption Laws Update
Challenge to U.S. Indian Child Welfare Act
Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Update
Survey Says, Americans Support Same-Sex Adoption
International Adoption Law Update
Joint Council Shuts Down
PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS: Mommy Moments and Daddy Moments
PARENT-TO-PARENT: Becoming a Mom or Dad in Your Heart
AF PICKS: Documentaries About Adoption
Thank You to This Issue’s Sponsors:
America’s Christian Credit Union
Children’s Connections Inc.
Independent Adoption Center
Adoption By Shepherd Care
Bethany Christian Services
National Background Check, Incorporated
World Links International Adoption Agency
Adoptions from the Heart
Cleveland Clinic Children’s
Cono Christian School
Texas Children’s Health Center for International Adoptions