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choosing an adoption agency

The Basics of Choosing an Adoption Agency

The Basics of Choosing an Adoption Agency

When you start out choosing an adoption agency, you’ll need the answers to these common questions. Learn how to make the best decision for your family.

Two parents realizing adoption was the perfect way to form their family

Parent-to-Parent: Deciding to Adopt

When did you know adoption was in your future? AF readers reflect.

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An adoptee and her family, wondering if she should play the adoption card in a college essay

“Should I Play the ‘Adoption Card’?”

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.

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special needs adoption

Should I Adopt a Child with “Special Needs”?

Peg Studaker, supervisor of the Waiting International Child Program at Children’s Home Society and Family Services, in Minnesota, says: "Parenting children with special needs should be a family's first choice. Adopting a special-needs child should never be a second choice because the family could not get the child they really wanted to parent."

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Baby adoption vs. older child adoption.

Choosing Which Age Group to Adopt

For lots of adoptive parents, the hardest part of the process is the “choice" — particularly what age they should adopt.

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A family successfully formed after a failed match

“From Heartbreak to Hope”

When our first adoption match fell through, we were devastated.

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A couple meeting with a pregnant woman, hoping to have a positive expectant mother match

Finding an Expectant Mother Match

How you go about searching for your child’s birth mother will depend on what you feel comfortable with.

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A man who was initially afraid of adoption, happy with his daughter, adopted from China

“I Needed This All Along”

Five years on: We have been “trying” for three years, and now are deep into the medical crapshoot of infertility treatment. Soon it becomes clear that we will never have our own biological children.

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