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Adopting a Newborn in the U.S.

Fast Facts: Adopting a Newborn in the U.S.

Fast Facts: Adopting a Newborn in the U.S.

The annual number of infants adopted domestically (excluding foster and relative adoption) is estimated to be around 18,000 — far greater than the annual number of international adoptions. Moreover, the process of adopting a newborn in the United States can go more swiftly than you may imagine.

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Noteworthy New Adoption Reads

Read any good adoption books, lately? we asked our readers, and got an emphatic Yes! Here are your favorite adult and children's titles published within the last year, with our picks added to the list.

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Children adopted via domestic adoption are healthy and happy

The Truth About Domestic Adoption

Domestic adoption in the United States has undergone a seismic shift in the last 30 years. How long will it take for popular perceptions to catch up with the new, healthier reality?

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Movies about adoption or foster care can be a great resource

Adoption Films for Family Movie Night

Use this guide to plan a family movie night or two this season. These flicks will captivate your kids, and open up adoption talks long after the credits have rolled.

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A film about birth family search.

Q&A: Bryan and Angela Tucker of Closure

After a lifetime of wondering who? and why?, an adoptee set out to find some answers. The award-winning documentary that follows her birth family search has already sparked thousands of dialogues.

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Ensuring Accuracy for International Adoptees

In early 2014, President Obama signed into law the Accuracy for Adoptees act, which will help remove bureaucracy and red tape for individuals who were given inaccurate birth dates in their birth countries, and their adoptive families.

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Children's Books About Adoption

Book Review: In My Heart

A warm, reassuring children's book provides a tender reminder of the bond between parent and child, even when they are apart all day long. by Molly Bang Little, Brown & Company $15.99, ages 3–6

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International Adoption Statistics in 2014

International Adoption in 2014 at Lowest Level Since 1982

The most recent State Department figures show that the number of foreign children adopted by United States parents declined by nine percent in 2014, bringing the number to its lowest in thirty three years – only 692 adoptions from the record low of 1982. There were 6,441 international adoptions –  653 less than in 2013.

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Digging to America, Chapter 1: The Night the Girls Arrived

AF is pleased to excerpt the first chapter of Digging to America — our top pick for summer reading.

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An adopted child concerned about trafficking

Intercountry Adoption — Talking Truthfully About Trafficking

Talking to your child about the possibility of trafficking is not easy. Here's how to open the dialogue.

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Movies about adoption

It’s a Wrap! Adoption at the Movies 2014

A review of movies about adoption and foster care in 2014, along with questions and activities for families to have a discussion after the film.

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Notable new adoption memoirs, children's books, novels, and guides published in 2014.

Notable New Reads

Adoptive Families rounded up the best books about adoption published in 2014. Here are our favorites and new reads to add to your list.

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One of many adoptions by same-sex couples

Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples Still on the Rise

The recent increase in gay and lesbian couples adopting in the U.S. explained.

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Book Excerpt: The Mercy Rule

Read an excerpt from Perri Klass' new novel about a pediatrician who grew up in foster care — and now works with similar at-risk patients.

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