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Adopting a child into your family can be a life-changing experience. Read about adoption in these articles.
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The Adoption Option: How It Works and What to Expect

Chances are you know someone who is adopted or who has adopted a child. In fact, about 58 percent of Americans have a personal connection to adoption. But what is involved in adopting a child?

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  • Healthy Adoption

    Healthy Adoption

    A healthy adoption is one where the child is placed where he or she will thrive, no matter what the medical considerations may be. How can you minimize health complications? See more »

  • 5 Things You Should Know About the Adoption Process

    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. See more »

  • Adopting Abroad: Catherine's Story

    Adopting Abroad: Catherine's Story

    Adoption can be an amazing and rewarding experience, but getting there requires making some tough decisions, committing to an unknown outcome and drawing on an enormous reserve of patience. Read Catherine's story to find out what's involved. See more »

  • Adoption and Racial Identity

    Adoption and Racial Identity

    Every child needs a sense of background and identity, and this can be especially confusing for adopted children. Read about how to help your adopted children establish their racial identity. See more »

  • The Adoption Option: How It Works and What to Expect

    The Adoption Option: How It Works and What to Expect

    Chances are you know someone who is adopted or who has adopted a child. In fact, about 58 percent of Americans have a personal connection to adoption. But what is involved in adopting a child? See more »

  • The Four Steps of Adoption

    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. See more »

  • The Ins and Outs of Financing Adoption

    The Ins and Outs of Financing Adoption

    How much does adoption really cost, and how will you pay for it? Learn all about what goes into financing an adoption. See more »

  • Can you ever get your child back after adoption?

    Can you ever get your child back after adoption?

    Unless a mistake was made in the adoption procedure, you can't get back your child once someone else adopts him or her. Learn about whether you can ever get your child back after adoption from this article. See more »

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

    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 »

  • Do you have to worry about immunization during international adoption?

    Do you have to worry about immunization during international adoption?

    When you adopt a child internationally you have to prepare your family, your adopted child, and yourself as parents. Learn if you have to worry about immunization during international adoption in this article. See more »

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