Tag Archives: Adoption Trends

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Daughters in Demand

Daughters in Demand

Given a choice, many parents prefer to adopt girls. But should parents be allowed to select their childs sex? And how does the desire for daughters affect the adoption communityand the children themselves?

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AF Picks: Best Adoption Blogs

We scoured the blogosphere for the most funny, heartwarming, honest online reads. Our congratulations to these 18 outstanding picks!

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A happy family, formed through one of many same-sex adoptions

Some States Allowing Agencies to Refuse Same-Sex Adoptions

Even as LGBT rights move irreversibly forward, some states are still trying to hold them back.

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Gotcha Day

Parent-to-Parent: The Great Gotcha Debate

The term "Gotcha Day" has ardent fans and strong detractors in the adoption community. We asked Adoptive Families readers how they feel about it, and whether they use the term in their family. Here's what you said.

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What Drives Intercountry Adoption?

What changes the "demand" for adopted children around the world? Are market forces to blame?

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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 adoptive parent choosing a child's name

Parent-to-Parent: What’s In a Name?

On our Facebook page, we asked readers, How did you choose your child's name? Did you have input from his birth family? Or did you keep her original name? Here's what you said:

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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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Children adopted through the foster care system

Fostering Positive Perceptions

The number of children adopted from foster care has dropped in recent years — and a new survey finds that Americans believe many myths about the process. Here are the facts, and real-life stories, that could help find more kids permanent homes.

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When Other Adoptive Parents Don’t Understand

Acknowledging our connection to all adoptive families strengthens our children’s place in the world.

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A mother discussing her daughters' adoption story

Share Your Story: How Have You Told Your Child’s Adoption Story?

How have you handled conversations with your child about his or her adoption story? Real AF readers answer.

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