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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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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.


Healthy Adoption

 Healthy Adoption

A healthy adoption places a child where they will thrive. Read about adopting a healthy child and learning about your adopted child's medical needs. See more »

Adopting Abroad: Catherine's Story

 Adopting Abroad: Catherine's Story

Adopting abroad requires a lot of tough decisions and patience. Read Catherine's story about adopting abroad. See more »

The Ins and Outs of Financing Adoption

 The Ins and Outs of Financing Adoption

The ins and outs of financing adoption show how much it really costs to adopt a child. Learn the ins and outs of financing adoption. See more »

The Four Steps of Adoption

 The Four Steps of Adoption

Follow the four steps of adoption to make sure you're prepared to bring home your new baby. Learn the four steps of adoption at TLC Family. See more »

Adoption and Racial Identity

 Adoption and Racial Identity

Adoption and racial identity can be confusing for children. Learn about adoption and racial identity at TLC Family. See more »

The Adoption Option: How It Works and What to Expect

 The Adoption Option: How It Works and What to Expect

The adoption option is becoming an increasingly popular way to form a family. Learn how adoption works and what to expect at TLC Family. See more »