Families who "match" don't have to answer many nosy questions. Instead, they must decide whom, when, and what to tell.
Answers to your parenting questions.
There is an irrevocable moment when you become a parent, an instant when the idea of your child enters your heart forever.
Without sonograms, morning sickness, and kicking, you have to find the joy in your own “moments” as you wait to adopt.
Looking back at her sometimes difficult transition to family life, a mom describes learning to take care of herself as well as her daughter.
After adopting in mid-life, I found I welcomed the role of single parent. Perhaps this is because I can deal only with one big relationship at a time, and my daughter takes up all the room.
Treat birth family as if they were extended family members: your child will benefit.
If you identify with a religion, it can be another source of support and belonging for your child.
Our open adoption allows us to share the love we have for our daughter with her birth parents.
Sometimes, bonds in adoption form so instantly, so mysteriously, you just wonder how you ever got this lucky…
AF readers find creative ways to balance career and family. In this special report, we share some of their best advice.
Yes, solo parenting is hard work. But the freedom is good, too.
Parents who confidently dove into the unknown for their first child are sometimes more hesitant when it comes to doing it again.
We had our fair share of disagreements over adopting for the first time. Now that we're moving forward to a second adoption, not much has changed.
A family we barely knew gave us the encouragement we needed to adopt. I repay their kindness by doing the same for others.
Adding another child to your family can be exhilarating. But first, you'll have to prep your preschooler.
Adoption expert Jayne Schooler discusses name changes after adoption, both for children adopted as infants and older adoptees.