Adoption

Adopting a child into your family can be a life-changing experience. Read about adoption in these articles.

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5 Things You Should Know About the Adoption Process

Embarking upon the adoption process can seem big, and it is big. But with some research and soul searching it isn't insurmountable. Learn 5 things you should know before you start.


How do you find a child given up for adoption?

Families may wish to adopt in order to provide a home for a needy child, or because they cannot have children of their own (or both). Learn how to find a child available for adoption in this article.

Families are taking on new structures. Learn about statistics on parent relationships with foster or adopted children in this article.

How to Adopt a Child From Haiti

After the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, the need for adopting children from Haiti increased. Read this article and learn how to adopt a child from Haiti.

How to Get Adoption Records

You want to get adoption records, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to get adoption records in this article.

You want to become a foster parent. Where can you find more information?

Each state has its own laws and requirements for becoming a foster parent. Learn how to find more information to become a foster parent in this article.

Do mothers who give up their children for adoption get paid?

It is illegal in most countries to pay a woman to give up her child for adoption. Find out in this article if mothers who give up their children for adoption get paid.

How can you apply for adoption of a child that you are a legal guardian for?

Usually, you'll need a lawyer to navigate the adoption process. Learn how to apply for adoption of a child that you're a legal guardian for from this article.

Many families who wish to adopt look for a child in another country. Find out how international adoption works in this article.

International adoption is only one of the ways to adopt a child. Learn what some of the alternatives to international adoption are in this article.

Although more children are available for adoption internationally than domestically, the adoption process is longer and it costs more. Learn about the pros and cons of international adoption in this article.