Adoption

No matter which side of the adoption triad you find yourself--adoptee, birth parent, or adoptive parent--there is ample information available to you. You'll read about adopting domestically and internationally, what to experience during pregnancy and how to sort through your options for an unplanned pregnancy, how to sort through emotions as an adult adoptee and how to begin the reunion journey, and advice for foster parenting and general parenting.

There is support available to all members of the triad--support groups, professional counselors, adoption professionals, and family and friends. Even though you may feel like it, you're never alone. If you need support, reach out for it. There is no reason to feel ashamed or embarrassed. It takes courage to ask for help, no matter your situation. You can also share your experiences and your wisdom with others in similar situations.

Whether you're looking to place or to adopt, it's important to sort through all of your options. Take the time to research and study. Don't make a final decision until you're ready. Once you feel that you're ready for the next few steps of your journey, move forward with hope and confidence.

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Adoption Articles

An adoption placement is when an adoptive parent and adoptable child are matched and begin the process of finalizing the adoption. Before a placement can occur, an adoptive parent or parents will need to pass a home study and have registered with an agency, attorney or facilitator to make his or her desire to adopt known. After adoptive parents create profiles with their agency or attorney, they just have to wait for the placement to be made. More often than not, the adoptive...

Adoption Blogs

Space for Older Foster Children:...
Rumor warned against becoming foster parents of older children while having younger children. That's the advice I'd...
A Home Filled with Love and...
As I sit here thinking this morning, I cannot help but bring focus on the huge need for foster parents today. There are...

Adoption Forums

Help! Advice, please! Birth...
Adoption.com community, if I ever needed some advice and support, it is today. I found my birth daughter a few...
Affordable AA adoption??
My husband and I are new to the world of adoption. We have two biological kids and would like to welcome in a new...

Parent Profiles

We are excited and awaiting the opportunity to start our family. We promise to provide your child a loving home full of friends, extended family, playmates, faith, and every opportunity to... [more]

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Adoption Photo Listing

Latour (VA / 17 / M)
This duo will enchant you! Latour and Dominique are an African American brother and sister team, and they want to grow up together in a permanent family. They both sport beautiful... [more]

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