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Getting Started with Stepparent Adoption

Discusses the state laws, required consents, and steps for stepparents wishing to adopt.... [more]

Adoption Degree of Difficulty

It doesn’t seem fair that adoption is so hard. After all, parents who want to adopt have already been through the brutal experience of learning that they will be unable to have their ... [more]

Is Adoption Right for You?

Adoption is for forever. And it's also not the best option for every family. As you seek your own answers to the question "is adoption right for me?", it's equally important to ... [more]



Repairing a Negative Credit Report

Negative information on a credit report (bad credit) can count against you, although it does not necessarily mean that lenders won’t extend credit to you. Each lender has its own way o... [more]

Nursing Supplementers

Nearly all adoptive mothers need to supplement their milk supplies AT LEAST until their babies are taking solids and other liquids by cup or bottle. Many use a supplemental device the entire... [more]

6 Ways to Support to a Birthmother

1. Accept the Loss as a Loss There is this passage in The Girls Who Went Away , by Ann Fessler, where the mother describes losing her daughter to cancer at age sixteen. She confesses ... [more]

Agencies for Overseas Families

These results are current as of: March 13, 2005 Thefollowing licensed private agencies provide adoption services for U.S.citizens living abroad. Please note that services provided by ado... [more]




Adoption Glossary of Terms

Where Do I Start?
Adoption Degree of Difficulty, How Adoption Has Changed Through the Years, Who Can Adopt?, About the Children, About Birthparents, Is Adoption Right for You?, Requirements to be an Adoptive Parent, Are You Ready? (Assessment), Words & Terms

Steps to an Adoption
Step-by-Step Guidelines, Making a Plan, The Adoption Homestudy, Finding Your Child, Adoption Agency

Adopting Secrets
Ideas to Help Find Adoption Situations, The Most Common Characteristics Shared by Successful Adoptive Parents

Adoption Costs
Adopting on a Budget, Crowdsourcing and Adoption, Perspectives on Adoptee Costs, Raising Money for Adoption, The Costs of Adoption, What Adoptions Cost, Affording Adoption, Subsidies, Military Adoption Benefits, Apply for a loan, Adoption Tax Credit, Employer Benefits, Adoption Loans

Photo Listing
Photo Listing

Types of Adoption
Considering Adoption? Consider Foster First, Domestic Adoption Trends are Changing, Fost-Adopt, Infant/Newborn, International, Waiting Child Adoption, Semi-Open Adoption, Step Child Adoption, Older Child Adoption, Closed Adoption, Relative Adoption, Foster Child Adoption, Special Needs, Military & Overseas Adoption, Adopting an Adult, Child Adoptions, Embryo Adoption, Open Adoption

Adoption Home Study
Homestudies: The Inside Scoop

Adoption Networking

Affording Adoption
Benefits & Subsidies, Adoption Grants, Adoption Loans, Raising Money, Establishing and Repairing Credit

Issues to Consider
6 Ways to Support to a Birthmother, A Place at the Adoption Table, Adoption Language, Baby Veronica, Birth Fathers, Birthmothers Are Not Heroes, Coping with Infertility before You Adopt, Does the Triad Fit?, Domestic Adoption Trends, Grief in Adoption: For Better or Worse, Is Open Adoption Scary?, Labels of Adoption, Medical Histories, Respecting Birth Fathers and Their Decision to Parent or Place, Social Media Etiquette in Adoption, The Freedom to Express Grief, The Importance of Openness, The Power of Language, The Side Effects of Adoption, Unbreakable Thread, Attachment & Bonding, Disabled Parents, Failed Placement, My Spouse, Siblings, Single Parents, Telling Family & Friends, Adoption Risks, Breastfeeding, Drug & Alcohol Exposure, Older Parent Adoption, Transracial/Transcultural Adoption

Legal Considerations
Adopting a Native American Child, Adoption and the Defense of Marriage Act, Adoption Facilitators, Adoption is Not the Only Legal Option for Caregivers, Fraud & Scams, Indian Child Welfare Act, Laws, Parental Rights, Recent Changes in Utah Adoption Laws, Relinquishment & Time to Revoke

Alternatives to Adoption
Cloning, Legal Custody, Embryo Adoption, Fertility Treatment, Foster Care, Guardianship, Informal Adoption, Kinship Options, Subsidized Permanency, Surrogacy

Baby Names


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