I began to have second thoughts about sharing my story in application essays — just as it’s no one else’s business, it shouldn’t factor into a college’s decision to accept me.
For months a mother tried to convince her dad that he could be a grandparent to the little girl she was bringing home. It took the child considerably less time to bring him around.
This was to have been my first summer as a mom. Instead, we're waiting for the clearing of one final hurdle.
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.
No one adoption route is right for every family. AF readers describe the thinking that went behind the route they chose.
A mother shares the story of her daughter's growth (who was once deemed "too small to fight for her needs") at summer camp.
Visitors to our apartment might see a mess, but I see the stories that bound me irretrievably to my daughter. Most of the time.
Thinking about adopting from China? Check out this sample budget to get an idea of the cost.
In this personal essay, one adoptive mother describes how her family learns about her daughter’s Chinese heritage at a school with other families.
When I adopted an older child, I was prepared to teach him what it means to have a family. Instead, I found myself with a little boy in deep mourning for the loss of his loving foster parents.
I always knew I wanted to grow my family through adoption.
Adoption can be an unpredictable journey. We never realized just how unpredictable.
My son's skin is red, dry, and itchy. What's going on?
Putting together all her pieces — Chinese, Jewish, American, Israeli — made this adoptee realize that she was more than the sum of her parts.
The Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption has implemented changes in China’s adoption process in three areas: eligibility, post-placement, and fees.
Sometimes adopted children need to go back to their birthplaces to learn more about themselves.
As my daughter discovers the brave new world of sleepovers, she and I are both missing out on some shut-eye.
As I see it now, my golden years are likely to be filled with pet doggies and boxed mac and cheese. And I can’t imagine anything better.
I'd like to shield her from life's unhappiness, but my daughter's spirit needs to lead her.
My daughter is still very much a little girl. But with every passing week, it’s getting frighteningly easier to imagine her teen years.