You’ve made the decision to adopt. How do you tell friends and family? Use the following letters as guides when composing your own.
We surveyed our reader's feelings on specifying gender when adopting. Here's what real adoptive parents had to say.
“My child wants a sibling, and I’d like to adopt again, but my partner is against it (and has not been an very involved parent). What do I do?”
After my dream of a family through adoption had been planted, it grew in the warm soil of my backyard.
A recent "adventure vacation" I took with my daughter brought back memories of the scariest leap of all — becoming a single mom.
My infertility was in the past. But was I ready to laugh at immature teenage jokes about adoption?
If given the option, many parents choose to adopt girls. We reported on this preference, as well as the unintended consequences for the boys who are left behind, and the article has sparked quite a debate. Here's what our readers had to say.
Answers to your parenting questions.
In part one of our family's adoption odyssey, we make our way through our state's Fost/Adopt program and find that things don't always go according to plan. But sometimes, that's for the best.
You're thinking of adopting a child. You're learning as much as you can about the process and the issues. But, you keep coming back to the same question: How will I know when I am ready to take this life-changing step? To answer this question you need to think about why you want to adopt.
She was a motherless five-year-old living in an Ethiopian orphanage. The package in her hands promised a brighter future.
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.
The decision to disrupt an adoption is agonizing. But if it's been made, we must focus on the child's best interests rather than on placing blame, say families and experts.
I wasn’t going to just wait around during the wait. Instead, I filled the time with networking, decorating the baby’s nursery, and more.
Looking back at her sometimes difficult transition to family life, a mom describes learning to take care of herself as well as her daughter.
Double the pleasure—or double trouble?
All kinds of couples, even LGBT couples, are turning to adoption to build their forever families.
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.
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.