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?
Encourage discussion — and a lifelong love for reading — with these adoption-themed books.
17 simple and effective ways to bring adoption into the classroom.
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.
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.
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.
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
A foster youth living in a group home defied the odds to become Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen.
Looking for a new read? Check out these blogs on adoption, foster care, and life after infertility.
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.…
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.
I had never met my child's birth mother. Could I learn to love her?
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.