Adoption

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

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How does international child adoption work?

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


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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?