We asked our readers how they respond when someone comments that their child "looks just like" them. Read the answers.
We asked our readers: Tell us about the first time you saw your child. Was in the hospital or in a referral photo?
We asked our readers what advice they would give to a hopeful adoptive parent who just had an adoption situation fall through. Read the answers.
We asked our readers: How do you respond when someone asks you how long it takes to adopt? Read the answers from adoptive parents.
We asked our readers: If you'll be giving your child's birth parents a gift this holiday season, what is it and how will you give it to them? Read the answers from adoptive parents.
Age limits for those adopting have been stretched or even eliminated. How might this affect the children of these "older" parents?
We asked our Reader Panel: Outside of your immediate family, who was the first person you told about your decision to adopt, and how did you tell them?
We asked our readers: How did you decide whether to introduce the topic of adoption at your child's school? What actions did you take, if any, to start explaining adoption to classmates or teachers? What advice do you have for other parents about how to best interact with your child's teachers?
Real-life advice from the Adoptive Families community on understanding openness, navigating visits and contact, explaining birth siblings, and more.
We asked our readers: What talent or trait do you see in your child that must be from his or her birth family? Read the answers from adoptive parents.
We asked our reader panel: Have you ever been asked to explain your child's ethnic identity? How do you respond?
Do you tell the teacher that your child was adopted at the start of a new school year? See parents' answers.
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.
When you and your child don't look alike, the world wants to know why. Parents who adopted transracially share how they explain strangers' questions and comments to their children.
We asked readers, “Have you found any dolls or other toys that reflect your child’s race and/or birth culture that you would specifically recommend?” Here are the top picks.
Adoptive parents share the best adoption advice they would give themselves if they could go back five years, whether that would take them back to the adoption process or the early days of parenting.
Families share their experiences with school and adoption issues.
We asked readers what tips, resources, experiences they had to say about transracial parenting. Here, we share their responses.
Parents in open adoptions share whether they have a post-adoption contact agreement with their child's birth parents and, if so, what it includes.
We asked our readers: Do you believe your child was destined for your family? Or does fate have nothing to do with it? Here are your stories.