17 simple and effective ways to bring adoption into the classroom.
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.
I keep hearing that adopting in the U.S. is rare, expensive, and risky. The statistics — and my own experience — argue otherwise.
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.…
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.
AF is pleased to excerpt the first chapter of Digging to America — our top pick for summer reading.
Talking to your child about the possibility of trafficking is not easy. Here's how to open the dialogue.
Betty Jean Lifton (1926-2010) was an adoption author, advocate, and close friend. I’ll miss her always.
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.
Adoptive Families rounded up the best books about adoption published in 2014. Here are our favorites and new reads to add to your list.
The recent increase in gay and lesbian couples adopting in the U.S. explained.
An Atlanta man, and former head of International Adoption Guides Inc., plead guilty to adoption fraud in Ethiopia in federal court. He will be sentenced another date.
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.
Talking with Black women about adoption became a routine part of motherhood for me, alongside diapers, homework, and the warmth I feel every time I look at my son.
Being asked who your "real parents" are is part of being an adoptee. Even though I know now what parenting means, those four letters still make me cringe.
There is an irrevocable moment when you become a parent, an instant when the idea of your child enters your heart forever.
The world knows a lot more about adoption these days, but not enough. It's our job to keep chipping away at society's biases, for the sake of our kids.
In the film "Outside Looking In," a transracial adoptee explore the complexities of his identity.
All kinds of couples, even LGBT couples, are turning to adoption to build their forever families.
I had never met my child's birth mother. Could I learn to love her?