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Children adopted via domestic adoption are healthy and happy

The Truth About Domestic Adoption

The Truth About Domestic Adoption

Domestic adoption in the United States has undergone a seismic shift in the last 30 years. When will popular perceptions catch up with the new, healthier reality?

Confident older adoptees, like the women depicted in Lost Daughters

[Book Review] Lost Daughters

Parents of young girls can read Lost Daughters to explore how their daughter might feel as she travels through life as an adoptee.

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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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Badge for the best adoption blogs of 2011

AF Picks: Best Adoption Blogs

We scoured the blogosphere for the most funny, heartwarming, honest online reads. Our congratulations to these 18 outstanding picks!

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Summer Reading 2015

Everyone touched by adoption should check out these powerful memoirs, by a birth mother and an adoptee.

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Adoption Memoir

[Book Excerpt] Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home

In this excerpt from her adoption memoir, Kim Sunée describes the hunger she experienced as a child, and how food helped her bond with her adoptive family.

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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's Books About Adoption

[Book Review] In My Heart

Molly Bang's warm, reassuring children's book provides a tender reminder of the bond between parent and child, even when they are apart all day long. In My Heart doesn't mention adoption, but the illustrations led my son to say, "Look, Mom! He's adopted, like me!"

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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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