The adoption process has become more complex in the last couple of decades. With the growth of single adoption, adoption by older couples, gay adoption and overseas adoption, the dynamics of the average adoption are, well -- there's no such thing as an average adoption these days. The good news is that more children are finding loving homes, and many more people are discovering the joys of raising children. Because your adoption experience is probably somewhat unique, you'll be one up on the bonding challenges ahead if you can connect with people who've had similar experiences. Whether you're adopting a child from another culture or raising a child with special needs, there are adoption support groups that can help. You're not alone.