Answers to your parenting questions.
View the replay of the webinar “Adoption Costs,” with Denise M. Bierly, Esq., and Sue Orban to learn about domestic, foster, and international adoption costs and funding strategies.
In the photos our agency sent, I saw a serious little boy growing up without a mother. Halfway around the world, I waited and longed for the day when I could fill that role.
Ready to build your family? Get started today by learning about your options, then search our directories to find your agency or team of professionals.
Choosing age, race, and even gender is sometimes seen as the perk of adoption. Be careful not to attach expectations to these selections.
Our advertising was placed, our adoption profile was ready to go, and it was only a matter of time before our 800-line started ringing with calls from expectant mothers. Yikes! Mercifully, I was prepared, thanks to the expertise of my adoption attorney, adoption consultant, and other adoptive parents. Here’s what I learned:
My wife and I learned a lot from reading, but there were some things not discussed in the books we read. So from one father to another, from one parent to another, here’s my notebook of thoughts after our adoption.
You'll need an experienced attorney to guide you through the legal process.
Thinking about adopting from China? Check out this sample budget to get an idea of the cost.
Use the home study to learn all about adoption.
Everything you need to ask before picking a legal professional to handle your adoption.
Deciding on an adoption agency can be an organizational challenge. Read up on the best questions to ask before making your choice.
The adoption timeline can vary dramatically, depending your chosen route. This general overview explains a typical adoption schedule, requirements at each step, and common expenses.
Even after we turned in our paperwork, I wasn't 100-percent certain I was ready to adopt. But when the time was right, I knew.
Whether or not I believe in a higher being, and whether or not I frequent a house of worship, is a terrible predictor of what kind of parent I’ll be.
Each year, Adoptive Families polls newly formed adoptive families across the country. Here are the average expenses and timelines reported by families who completed international or domestic adoptions in 2013 or 2014.
View the replay of a webinar with social worker Stella Gilgur-Cook, LCSW, to learn about the adoption home study process and hear answers to commonly asked questions from prospective adoptive parents.
Finding an adoption professional can be difficult. Here are some tips to help with your research.
View the replay of a webinar with adoption attorneys Denise M. Bierly, Esq., and Bobbie L. Rabuck, Esq., to learn about the foster adoption process and adoption subsidies.