Adoption

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

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Where can you find information on international adoption?

International adoption is a complex process, and it's important to get detailed and up-to-date information from credible sources. Learn where you can find information on international adoption in this article.


What are the benefits of open child adoption?

Adoptions can be closed (there is no contact between the birth and adoptive families), mediated (with contact through an attorney or agency) or open (where there is direct contact). Find out about the benefits of open child adoption in this article.

What percentage of children in child protective services goes to adoption?

A little less than half of all adoptions carried out in the U.S. involve publically funded child welfare organizations. Learn about what percentage of children in child protective services goes to adoption from this article.

What's the international adoption process like?

The international adoption process involves a lot of paperwork and traveling to your adopted child's country of origin. Learn about the international adoption process from this article.

Where can you find information on international adoption?

International adoption is a complex process, and it's important to get detailed and up-to-date information from credible sources. Learn where you can find information on international adoption in this article.

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.

Giving up a child for adoption is often a heart-wrenching decision. Learn how you can find a child that you gave up for adoption in this article.

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.

When a child is given up for adoption, the process is meant to be irrevocable, although there are some instances when the birth parents may change their minds. Learn about reversal of child adoption in this article.

Donations to charitable organizations are tax-deductible. Learn how to give a tax-deductible donation for an international adoption in this article.

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.