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author Nicci Rosted with her husband and newborn daughter through domestic adoption

“The Advice I Wish I’d Gotten While Waiting to Adopt”

“The Advice I Wish I’d Gotten While Waiting to Adopt”

Most prospective adoptive parents don’t get cards or baby showers, or even much excitement. It’s time to change that. Buying something for your hoped-for baby won’t ‘jinx’ your plan to adopt, and 11 more things I wish someone had told me during the wait.

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Author Lisa Emmerich and her husband with their three biological children and newborn son through domestic adoption

“Uncharted Territory”

Sometimes, you go somewhere expecting it to be totally different, and it ends up seeming familiar. I had that feeling as I led a group of students on a trip to China—and then again, back home, as we met an expectant mother.

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A baby who was adopted domestically travels home in a car seat

Parent-to-Parent: My Best Domestic Adoption Travel Advice

If you traveled domestically to adopt, what's one piece of advice you can give others as they prepare to do the same? See parents' answers.

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The ICPC: An Updated Overview

When you adopt a child from a different state, you’ll need approval under the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children before traveling home. Here’s what you need to know about this process.

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author Lakshmi Iyer with her family, including twins adopted as older infants in an open adoption

“How I Met My Daughters”

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.

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the overall number of adoptions peaked in 2004, and has been falling since

News Brief: Domestic Adoptions Rise Slightly, Despite Overall Decrease in Adoption

Adoption: By the Numbers, the latest report from the National Council For Adoption, shows a slight increase in U.S. infant adoptions from 2007 to 2014.

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Parents waiting to be chosen for a domestic adoption wonder why a birth mother hasn't chosen them.

“When Will an Expectant Mother Pick Us?”

During the long wait for an adoption match, friends and family may be sympathetic, but they don’t understand the anxiety that leads you to question every aspect of your adoption profile — and yourself.

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A happy father after his birth mother match

“Guarding My Heart During the Wait”

After years of grappling with infertility, I could only focus on what might go wrong during our (in hindsight) perfect match and my daughter's birth.

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[Book Review] The Eye of Adoption

"I believe every woman currently waiting to adopt, or who knows someone who's waiting, should read this book."

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Father and child talking about the adoption story

Parents Share: Creating Our Child’s Adoption Story

Parents share how they impart and strengthen their child's adoption story.

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Learn about creating your adoption profile in a webinar on February 10, 2016

Webinar Replay – Creating Your Adoption Profile

View the replay of the "Creating Your Adoption Profile" webinar. Madeleine Melcher offers guidance on the most important elements of creating the profile your agency or attorney will share with expectant mothers considering adoption.

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Your Adoption Budget Checklists

All adoptions, wherever from and via whatever method, include a home study, the process where a social worker checks that you are eligible to adopt. After that, budget items vary.

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A child with a globe, representing a homeland trip

6 Questions to Ponder Before Making a Homeland Trip

More and more families are finding that "going back," whether to San Antonio or San Salvador, gives their children a foundation for building identity.

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