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Movies about adoption or foster care can be a great resource

Adoption Films for Family Movie Night

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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Summer Reading 2015

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

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Documentaries About Adoption

These nonfiction films are sure to open up dialogues about the subjects’ experiences and your family’s story long after the last frame.

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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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Adoption Memoir

Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home

November 1973 was when I first got lucky. I was a scrawny three-year-old sitting on a bench in a South Korean marketplace waiting for Omma to come back and take me home. My omma, my mother, had left me a tiny fistful of food that had crumbled in the three days and nights of waiting–endless hours of darkness with huge shadows and no promise of return.

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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

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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