Adopting

Whatever your family situation, adoption may be a great option to consider. The first thing you'll need to do is determine which type of domestic adoption is right for your family: foster care, older child, or infant adoption. When researching the domestic adoption process, you'll discover the average costs, time frames, and state-specific requirements. This necessary information will be your first step in the adoption process. Having a child placed in your home and immediately becoming a part of your family can be a beautiful and life-changing experience.

Throughout this journey, you'll discover that you're not alone. There are adoption professionals available across the county. They are there to help you reach your end goal of adopting domestically. They can help you navigate the paperwork, fees, and state-specific adoption laws. If you need additional support, support groups are another option. You'll find people who are in similar situations and those who have wisdom and first-hand knowledge to share with you. Their experiences can help fortify and inform you, help you more fully understand the process. Take the time you need to research all your options. The best decision you can make is an informed decision.

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Adopting Articles

There's never a shortage of pictures of babies for adoption. The cute, chubby little cherub cheeks and the occasional tuft of hair and curled fingers. It's hard not to fall in love with a photo as if one is flipping through the pages of an online catalog. While pictures of babies up for adoption, or photolistings, are helpful tools for an adoptive couple that may not know what kind of child they're looking to adopt, many couples fall into the trap of falling in love with one or...

Adopting Blogs

One Name to Unite Us?
When I got divorced last year, it made sense for me to keep my married name. I got married during graduate school, so...
It's More Than Just Clothes!
When my daughter moved in with us last year school was already started.  Not only did she have to get used to being...

Adopting Forums

Adopting a teen as younger...
Hi! My husband and I are pretty set on adopting a teen from the foster care system. We have two younger children (2...
PM's
I think PM's haven't been going through. Dickons I'm not ignoring you, I sent it again in case you didn't get it....

Parent Profiles

We love life and each other, and we are so excited about the opportunity to start a family through adoption! Thank you for considering giving us the gift of becoming parents. [more]

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Adoption Photo Listing

Roxanne (AK / 19 / F)
Roxanne..to know her is to love her. She enjoys outdoor activities such as bouncing a ball, blowing bubbles, and throwing a frisbee with a friend. When she tires of outdoor fun,... [more]

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