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

In the adoption community, the term "orphan" is used nearly exclusive with the legal process of international adoption. An orphan is a child whose biological parents are deceased or have terminated their parental rights. In order for a couple to adopt a child from overseas, the child must qualify as an orphan by U.S. and their country of origin's standards. The U.S. Embassy in some countries have already implemented programs that can confirm a child's orphan status more...

Adoption Blogs

Emotions
As many people can probably relate to, my hairdresser is the one person who knows everything about me.  In a short...
Forever Families
One of the coolest things about the month of November is that it is National Adoption Month. I love that there is a...

Adoption Forums

"First" ornaments
This will be our first Christmas with Little Bear, but not the first Christmas of his life. (He was a week old for...
Emergency placement... here we go!
I am a big believer in staying busy and keeping a full house. Regardless of the sadness and challenges of some of the...

Parent Profiles

We are Liz and Josh Myers. We have been married for 5 years. We love to travel, but are never happier than when we are cooking for a house full of family and friends, which happens quite... [more]

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Adoption Photo Listing

Latour (VA / 18 / 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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