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.
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!"
A foster youth living in a group home defied the odds to become Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen.
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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.
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.
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.
What is life like for a person adopted internationally? Adopted digs deep into the lives of two adoptive families to find out.
An adoptive parent reviews The Connected Child by Drs. Purvis and Cross, a book about helping children overcome early trauma.
Here at AF, we've searched far and wide, through stacks of books, and into our memories, to pick the best titles for our AF Best Adoption Books list. We've found the best books for our kids, the best adoption memoirs, the best how-to guides—everything to inspire you, inform you, help you talk about adoption with your children, and enjoy.
A documentary on foster care depicts life without a safety net.
Originally conceived and written as a guide for therapists working with adopted adolescents, Beneath the Mask is a valuable resource for parents.