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

Adoption laws are constantly changing to accommodate the needs of the adoption community - from adoptee rights to those regulating the adoption practices of nontraditional adopters. Every state has its own adoption laws. For example, while a state like Florida can ban all forms of gay and lesbian adoption, California allows gays and lesbians to adopt individually, jointly or the child of a partner. Some laws are "enforced" federally. For example, legislation that once made the...

Adoption Blogs

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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

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This is a tough time of year for everyone I know but I am having such a hard time with this. We thought we would...

Parent Profiles

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Adoption Photo Listing

Latour (VA / 18 / M)
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