Tag Archives: Adoption Trends

Two children awaiting adoption sit on a seesaw

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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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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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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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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A multiracial family in the adoption community

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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