FAQ About Adoption
Common Adoption Myths
With over 100,000 adoptive placements each year, one would think that at least some of the myths surrounding adoption would have disappeared by the twenty-first century.
Five Common Adoption Questions
As friends and family learn that you are adopting, there´s bound to be an onslaught of questions. Some questions are asked out of love and excitement.
However, other questions may simply be too personal. Here are five examples of such questions, with short and to the point answers for each.
He Said, She Said
These are twelve tips for being a supportive friend to someone who is going through the adoption process.
Mom Terms in Adoption
There are hundreds of ways that families refer to mothers in adoption--those who have given birth to a child and those who have adopted a child. Which terms do you prefer?
More Common Adoption Myths
Believe it or not, many people have inaccurate perceptions of the adoption process and members of the adoption triad.
Split Decision on Adoption
What happens when one spouse wants to adopt, and the other is against the idea?
Thoughts on Motherhood Article
I had many thoughts running through my head as I read an article on becoming a Mom through sperm donation instead of adoption. While I was truly happy for the new Mom, I couldn´t get past two comments made about adoption as "Plan B"--here´s why.
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What is your idea of adoption? Each perspective adoptive parents has his or her own idea of what adoption should be for them. Discovering this truth about your own desires is the first step in your adoption.
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