I'd expected to fit in at the adoptive parents' support group. At the first meeting, however, I found I was the only mom who'd adopted domestically, who looked like her child.
My wife and I were nervous the first Sunday we attended an African-American church. Would they welcome us? Would they stare? We should have had faith.
Can't pry your teen from the computer? The Internet can be a great tool for finding identity and networking with other adopted teens.
Families are forming in all sorts of ways, in a rainbow of colors, and my son through adoption is growing up right in the middle of all of it.
An adoption support group can provide a safe and comfortable venue for your teen to explore adoption and his larger identity in a new, more complex way.
My Bunko buddies were the ones who were there for me when I suddenly got “the call.”
Infertility, parenting after adoption, growing up in an adoptive family, relinquishing a child—all give rise to complex emotions. Learn about the innovative Therapeutic Writing model that’s helping many lay bare and make sense of their innermost thoughts.
For 15 years and counting, my adoptive-moms group has provided a vital source of support for me — and my daughter.
Open communication can help create positive relationships with family and friends.
We asked our readers, and they shared the rudest and most beautiful comments about adoption they've heard from friends, strangers, and family alike.
Acknowledging our connection to all adoptive families strengthens our children’s place in the world.
Playmates and mentors can help children find common ground.
When it’s time to celebrate, we take cues from longstanding traditions and blend in rituals created from scratch. The result? Ceremonies as unique as our families.
I just came home with my new baby and I'm already feeling overwhelmed. How am I supposed to do all of this by myself?
Heritage trips help children discover their past-and inspire who they'll become. Help your child prepare for the journey with these expert-tested tips.
How to find an adoption support group that suits your family.
Want to do something wonderful for your grade-schooler? Hook her up with other kids who were adopted.
A book club to read about our children’s birth cultures became a support group, a forum to discuss the similar parenting issues we were facing.
Finding someone who understands your child's experience will help him develop a strong sense of self.
Adopted children fare better if they know other kids who were adopted.