In the days leading up to a second adoption, a mother worries: Are we about to turn our lives upside down? How will our daughter handle losing her position at the center of our attention? Will I be able to make room in my heart for another child?
Tips for — and from — domestic adoptive parents on preparing for the emotional journey to meet your child.
View the replay of this webinar with Deborah H. Johnson—on growing up as a transracial adoptee and what parents today need to know about talking about race and adoption, finding role models for their children, dealing with teasing, and more. Register today.
Answers to your parenting questions.
More and more families are finding that "going back," whether to San Antonio or San Salvador, gives their children a foundation for building identity.
We asked our readers which items no adopting family should leave home without.
With vacation time approaching, many of us are wondering how we can use the time to celebrate adoption. What are your family's plans?
What costs should you be prepared for in a domestic adoption? Our legal expert explains.
Even parents who adopt domestically need to travel. Are you ready for the journey?
Sometimes adopted children need to go back to their birthplaces to learn more about themselves.
Try these tips to travel lighter and more easily for domestic adoption.
We’d had seven days notice for our first adoption. For our second, four. Now, two. It was as if we’d been training for this moment, and we were at peak performance.
We asked our reader panel: Tell us your best tip for saving money on adoption travel! What did you do to bring your adoption travel costs down?
Visiting our son in the orphanage where he lived revealed the humbling truth that he’ll leave behind a lovely way of life.
Still jet-lagged from a 15-hour flight from Los Angeles to Hong Kong, then another to Shanghai and another to your province, I awoke at dawn knowing that this was the day that I would finally meet you—my baby girl.
The adoption trip is a defining moment in a family’s life, the event that brings parent and child together at last.
My family and I are traveling to meet our new baby. What medical preparations should I make?
Adoption travel is often one of the biggest categories of the total cost of adoption, thanks to multiple or extended trips to an international destination, or the wait for termination of birth parent rights in a domestic adoption. But families can save hundreds of dollars on travel costs.