Although more children are available for adoption internationally than domestically, the adoption process is longer and it costs more. Learn about the pros and cons of international adoption in this article.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.