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

Gay and lesbian adoption is a progressively changing process domestically and internationally. There are no national laws outlawing gay and lesbian adoption. However, states reserve the right to pass laws that may restrict or openly accept gay and lesbian adoption options. A majority of states prefer to keep their laws vague and take any contested cases to court. Private agencies also reserve the right to refuse placement to those who they do not believe would make suitable...

Adoption Blogs

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...
Change
As I walked today I remembered some of the seasons of my life. I tend to introspect and let it go, but it was more of a...

Adoption Forums

Taking a child someone disrupted on
My heart has been to help the ones who need love the most. I was called earlier this week about a toddler with...
Any support groups N.Colorado?
Does anyone know of any support groups for first moms and/or adoption triad members in Northern Co. ...

Parent Profiles

We are a fun loving family of three excited at the thought of growing our family through adoption. Our daughter is excited to be a big sister and we long for the chance to love and nurture... [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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