The defective structure of my physical heart ultimately led my emotional heart to pause and consider—do I try for pregnancy, or for parenthood through adoption?
Here are five of the thoughtful letters we received.
We polled our newsletter subscribers, "How did you tell your extended family about your decision to adopt?" Here's what some of you said.
We asked our readers: should adopting parents be allowed to choose gender? This is what real parents shared about their decisions.
Sometimes it's not just those unfamiliar with adoption who are misinformed.
Make the most of your digital presence, and avoid scams or pitfalls with these six steps.
More might be merrier, but the family dynamic is sure to change.
An adoptive parent wonders how to respond to an only child who keeps asking for a sibling. Real parents share their advice and stories.
An accident left the author disabled, but not defeated. Having a physical disability doesn't have to prevent you from adopting.
My daughters and I have something important in common. We share the experience of joining a family through adoption.
A father and son find that, in the face of catastrophe, despair, and death, the antidote is life.
I may not remember when I first knew I wanted to be a mother, but the moments leading up to and the first time I saw my daughters are indelibly etched in my memory.
Have you been wondering whether to bring a second (or third) child into your home? An adoption social worker helps parents contemplating adoption to unpack their motivations and make the decision with eyes wide open.
Adopting a second child is a big step. Here's some been-there, done-that wisdom from parents to help you decide.
We asked our reader panel to describe the books they find most helpful to prospective adoptive parents. Here are some of their favorites.
A mother of three seeks advice on adopting her child’s birth siblings. She worries that her child will feel hurt if they don’t, but also that they won’t have the energy or resources to parent more children.
We asked our reader panel: "How, and why, did you choose between the different types of adoption?" This is what they shared.
Four years ago, my husband and I were happily raising our two daughters by birth when I decided that I was ready to adopt a son of a different race. My husband was content with our family as it was, and I struggled to give him the time he needed to think about adopting.
First-time parent at 41? If this is my mid-life crisis, I couldn't have hoped for a sweeter one.
"I began to understand what Bianca was going through. She wasn't sure she was ready for a baby sister yet. Was I?"