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Considering Adoption?

Are you considering adopting a baby in the United States? Chances are you’re pursuing a Domestic Adoption. What exactly is Domestic Adoption?

Married Couples Choosing Adoption

While it is important to be very excited about this new stage of your life, it is also important to...

Requirements To Adopt A Child

So you’ve decided to adopt a child, but you know you’re only at the beginning of what is sure to...

What Are the Best Adoption Agencies or Professionals For You?

Concerned about adoption agencies’ costs, wait times, staff size, locale, or financial protection? All adoption agencies and professionals can help...

Am I Ready to Adopt a Child?

Should I work with an attorney or agency? Depending on where you live, state regulations will determine with whom you...

Why Adopt?

Long ago, this process of finding a family with whom to place a child was mysterious. But now thanks to...

5 Things to Know (And Do) Before You Adopt

Start researching: State and federal regulations Rights and responsibilities of birth and adoptive parents Services that attorneys and agencies provide...

Adoption Benefits

Adoption can be viewed from many different angles. The Birth Parents, the Adoptive Parents, and the child themselves all have...

Adoption Risks

What are the Risks, and How Can I Protect Myself? Don’t try to do it yourself. Find a reputable adoption professional to...

Requirements / Can I Adopt?

Maybe you just started researching adoption, or maybe you are further along in your journey to becoming a parent. You...

Adoption After Infertility

About 10 percent of women (6.1 million) in the United States have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant, according to...

Adoption Experience

Adoptive parents get to experience parenting in a unique way, and are equally unique as individuals. People who choose to...

Looking To Adopt A Baby Girl Or Boy?

Oftentimes, knowing whether a child is going to be a boy or a girl is a small miracle before the...

Adoption Costs

Probably the most common questions asked in adoption: “How much does it cost to adopt a child?” or “What is the cost of adopting a baby?”

Employer Provided Benefits

Types of Adoption Benefits Employer­ provided adoption benefits can usually be sorted into three main categories: information, financial assistance, and...

Federal Family and Medical Leave Act

What is it? According to an article for U.S. News and World Report, the FMLA can entitle an eligible employee...

Domestic Adoption Loans and Grants

Don’t Let Lack of Finances, Information, or Help Stop You When it comes to adoption, the most important component is...

Additional Finance Options

Adopting With A Budget Adoption can be incredibly expensive, making it a very large, and very serious investment. Many couples...

How to Financially Protect Yourself

Why You Need Financial Protection The cost of adoption can be very high, so when an adoption disruption occurs, you...

Adoption Tax Credit

The Federal Adoption Tax Credit allows certain adoption expenses to be credited within your Federal Tax Returns. The Federal Adoption...

How Much Does it Cost?

Sessions with an Adoption Attorney Adoption Network Law Center’s former Chief Counsel, Kristin A.F. Yellin makes a guest appearance on...

How to Afford Your Adoption

Whatever your situation, you may wish to consider: 1. Loans You may not like the idea of borrowing money for...

What are Birth Mother Expenses?

Since the Adoptive Families are responsible for these payments, many are curious about what exactly this cost entails and what...

Why Does Adoption Cost So Much?

Private US Newborn Adoption Costs Private US newborn adoption costs often range from $35,000 to $50,000 and Adopting Parents must...

Parenting

Newborns
School
What does adoption mean to people?
Holidays
Talking About Adoption
Parental Guidance

Talking About Adoption

As you’ve probably heard over and over again, it is important to talk to your adopted child talk to your adopted child about how they joined your family.

Newborn – 18 months

Infants – 18 months Infants prefer the sound of familiar voices, which are reassuring and soothing. The volume and tone...

18 months – 3 years

They also like looking at pictures of themselves, family members, friends and places they know. They can look and listen...

3 – 4 years old

They like repetition, which enables them to dissect, understand and give back information, such as directions or likes and dislikes....

4 – 5 years old

Continue to share your child’s adoption story with them, adding a few more details each time. Then, ask your child...

6 – 7 years old

Comparing oneself to peers and insecurities is common for all children at this age. This is also the age, when...

8 – 9 years old

They are more independent and trying to fit in. They are socially active and want to be one of the...

10 – 13 years old

You want to be part of that conversation. They can become moody and try to push you away in an...

14 – 16 years old

Teens are developing an identity and are influenced by who they are, who their friends are and who they want...

17 – 18 years old

They have hopes and dreams for their future, fall in love easily and frequently and turn to peers as role...

Adult “Children” of Adoption

Being an adult is all about experimenting with the things you learned and the values you were taught and believe...

Knowing When You’re Ready to Talk

You have even read articles about it, looked at children’s books to read with them and spoken with other adoptive...

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