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Adoption

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

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The Four Steps of Adoption

What do you need to do before bringing home your new adopted baby? Learn the four steps of adoption to make sure you're adequately prepared for a new child.


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. See more »

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

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. See more »

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. See more »

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. See more »

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. See more »

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. See more »

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

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. See more »

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. See more »