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?
Foster adoptions decreased slightly in 2014, continuing a disheartening trend.
We scoured the blogosphere for the most funny, heartwarming, honest online reads. Our congratulations to these 18 outstanding picks!
Even as LGBT rights move irreversibly forward, some states are still trying to hold them back.
The majority of Americans support the rights of same-sex couples to adopt children.
Read up on basic facts on the most popular sending countries for adopted children in this overview of international adoption, plus find adoption agency listings by country.
Every year more American families include a child adopted from another part of the world.
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.
What changes the "demand" for adopted children around the world? Are market forces to blame?
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.
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.
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:
After a few highly publicized cases where birth fathers contested adoptions, some states are taking a stand.
The recent increase in gay and lesbian couples adopting in the U.S. explained.
The results of the 2007-2008 Adoptive Families survey.
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?
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.
Acknowledging our connection to all adoptive families strengthens our children’s place in the world.
How have you handled conversations with your child about his or her adoption story? Real AF readers answer.