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

There are over 100,000 children in the foster care system in need of placement and thousands of those children are ready for an adoptive family. To find these children, potential adoptive parents can search through the collections of photos and biographies posted by agencies, called a photolisting. This isn't a full list of all children available for adoption in a certain state or the U.S., but it's a good place to start a domestic adoption search. Prospective parents should...

Adoption Blogs

Being Me
Being yourself is powerful, but when you don't have a solid fix on who you are its nearly impossible to do anything but...
Autumn Leaves
I came to California from Illinois, thinking I don't know what I expected to be honest, but all I know is I spent the...

Adoption Forums

Disrupting a Long Term Placement
Anyone do it? I cannot do this anymore. I am now being told that since bio mom is compliant in rehab that there...
Mentally incapable of...
Tonight we had a visit from a SW that works for GAL. He went over the typical things they need to find out before...

Parent Profiles

If lots of love, fun, and laughter Is exactly what your little one is after, Then please click on us to read and see If we are the family that could be: The perfect home for your baby! [more]

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Adoption Photo Listing

Eric (VA / 13 / M)
Eric is a very special child who will require very special parents to meet his developmental, cognitive, physical, and educational needs. He communicates by repeating learned... [more]

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