Tag Archives: Adoption In the Media

A woman talking to her child's teacher to raise adoption awareness

The Great Back-to-School Kit

The Great Back-to-School Kit

17 simple and effective ways to bring adoption into the classroom.

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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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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.

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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Cover of Digging to America

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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Black women adopt, perhaps not as visibly as white parents

“Yes, Black Women Do Adopt”

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.

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An adopted girl with her family.

“What ‘Real’ Means to Me” – An Adoptee’s Story

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.

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My life changed forever when I decided to adopt a Chinese baby

“Helpless Love”

There is an irrevocable moment when you become a parent, an instant when the idea of your child enters your heart forever.

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Adoption expert Lois Melina on talking with adopted children about unknown birth family information

When They Just Don’t Get It

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.

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A family formed through transracial adoption

Looking Back: “Where Do I Belong?”

In the film "Outside Looking In," a transracial adoptee explore the complexities of his identity.

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A family formed through gay adoption

The Dream of a Family

All kinds of couples, even LGBT couples, are turning to adoption to build their forever families.

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Being open about my child's birth mother brought us closer together

“Someone I Will Never Know”

I had never met my child's birth mother. Could I learn to love her?

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