What do parents need to know about medical history when adopting a foster child?
After the initial adjustment stages, parents who adopt older kids often say, "Why didn't someone tell me that?" Here are eight of the lessons families I've worked with over the past 25 years have learned.
Learn about Idaho adoption laws and find adoption agencies and attorneys who work with families in your state.
The 894 pages of my daughter's foster care case history described her birth mother's hard life, scarred by poverty, drug addiction, and homelessness. I never expected to meet her—much less like her.
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.
In part six of our adoption odyssey, Angie and Alexandra become our children in the eyes of the law. In our hearts, that had happened months ago.
In part five of our family's adoption odyssey, we begin the tug-of-war also known as parenting a teenager.
In part four of our family's adoption odyssey, our daughter grapples with her learning disability.
In the third part of our family's adoption odyssey, our new daughters help us rediscover the joy in everyday moments.
In the second part of our family's adoption odyssey, we meet our new daughters and confront their past — and look to our future together.
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.
A documentary on foster care depicts life without a safety net.
The results of the 2010-2011 Adoptive Families Cost and Timing of Adoption Survey.
Answers to your parenting questions.
Children who reject food aren't necessarily rejecting you.
In this excerpt from her book, Jayne Schooler offers adoptive parents tools for helping their children make sense of the past.
I learned that the ultimate gift of love comes not from the receiver, but from the giver.
The older child we're adopting is coming to us after seven years of foster care in another country. How can we make the transition easier?
Answers to your parenting questions
As she prepares for the adoption of her third child, the author knows it is not just she who must be ready, but also the 9-year-old girl she’s fallen in love with.