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Jaxon, whose parents decided on adopting a child from foster care

A Child to Love

A Child to Love

The path to adopting a child for many involves becoming a foster parent first. Learn about the risks, rewards, and responsibilities of caring for children in the U.S. foster care system.

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A happy family, after choosing foster adoption

“Why We Chose Foster Adoption”

Foster adoption was right for these three families. Read their stories to find out why.

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Mother, father, and daughter with thalassemia

“Our First Choice”

I always knew I wanted to grow my family through adoption.

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Two children brought together through adoption plans

“What Plans?”

Adoption can be an unpredictable journey. We never realized just how unpredictable.

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Specifying Gender When Adopting

Specifying Gender When Adopting

We surveyed our reader's feelings on specifying gender when adopting. Here's what real adoptive parents had to say.

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Snowy road representing birth mother grief

“Snowfall, and the Silence of Pregnancy”

I frequently found myself on the defensive while pregnant, afraid of what people might say and how they might judge me. I felt judged enough, being single and pregnant.

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The Lanes, a happy family who was once scared of open adoption

“Open Adoption Converts”

Nowadays, I can't imagine my family having come together any differently. But it wasn't always that way.

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The author, finally feeling like a mom

“Unleashing the Mom Within”

A 7-year-old girl helps this author discover her maternal side.

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A birth parent perspective on open adoption

“Promises the Adoptive Parents Kept”

The time I spent alone with my newborn daughter meant a lot. But the fact that she has grown up knowing me has meant the world.

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Making the decision to adopt was written in the stars

“Seizing the Day”

I might never have decided to adopt had I foreseen what was to come in other areas of my life. But when I imagine life without my daughter, I know there was no other choice.

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Choosing adoption was the right choice for this birth mother

“How I Discovered the Meaning of Motherhood”

It wasn't until the birth of my daughter that I realized my son's mother was his adoptive mother.

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Adoption celebrations are a joyous occasion

Adoption Celebrations for Every Family

When it’s time to celebrate, we take cues from longstanding traditions and blend in rituals created from scratch. The result? Ceremonies as unique as our families.

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Being a single mother can be scary, but this mother overcame her fears

“Pushing Past My Fears to Become a Single Mother”

A recent "adventure vacation" I took with my daughter brought back memories of the scariest leap of all — becoming a single mom.

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