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