We set off on the 3,400-mile journey to meet my daughter’s birth mother in silence, our questions too big to put into words. In Colombia, communicating through an interpreter, but also through smiles, tears, embraces, and shared sensory experiences, all of us began to find answers.
Many think of tuberculosis as a thing of the past, but it's one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. Here, learn what TB tests your adoptive child might need.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released a new schedule of non-refundable accreditation fees to be shouldered by agencies and, ultimately, prospective families.
Following a suspension of intercountry adoption in April 2017, Ethiopia passed formal legislation banning intercountry adoption in January 2018.
The Council on Accreditations (COA) confirmed that it will withdraw as an accrediting entity at the end of 2018.
Read the latest about the Ethiopia adoption suspension and Rwanda’s intercountry adoption program reopening.
“We have always tried to make sure our internationally adopted son feels proud of his heritage. This year, when the class was writing about Thanksgiving, he asked if he could skip the assignment because people from his birth country do not celebrate Thanksgiving. I know I need to talk to him, but I’m not sure where to start.”
The Council on Accreditations (COA), which provides Hague accreditation for international adoption agencies in the U.S., may cease duties as an accrediting entity.
Read the latest about the Ethiopia adoption suspension and a recent reversal in international adoption statistics.
This story of a teen adopted from Latin America tackles questions of identity, race, birth culture, and more.
A seven-year-old adoptee from China shares her thoughts on an illustrated children's book about adoption.
What ended Russia’s intercountry adoption program with the U.S. in 2013 and why is it generating political heat again?
Learn the latest on the Ethiopia suspension of intercountry adoptions.
In its 2016 annual report, the U.S. Department of State released the latest international adoption statistics, which have declined for the twelfth straight year, and outlined other countries’ most widely held concerns.
In late April 2017, Ethiopia announced an immediate suspension of international adoptions.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has designated May 15, 2017 “Post-Adoption Report Day” and issued a call for families that adopted internationally to submit any missing reports to their children’s countries of origin.
In response to an increase in inquiries about the citizenship status for international adoptees, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released an adoption notice about obtaining or documenting citizenship.
Sometimes love comes easy. Other times, it must be earned. This is the story of how I let go of my preconceived ideas about bonding and motherhood and became brave enough to trust my heart.
Following Adam Crapser’s deportation to Korea in October 2016, a woman adopted from Colombia as a child was deported in December. She was forced to leave behind her young son.
On December 23, 2016, the fee to obtain a Certificate of Citizenship (COC) is more than doubling. Here’s how to apply, as well as why every child adopted internationally should have this document.