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Adoption Information

5 Reasons NOT to Adopt star
Adoption is a blessing, but it's not always the right choice in every situation. This article looks at some reasons why you shouldn't adopt.

Adoption Myths and Misconceptions star
Do you know what adoption is really like? Many people misunderstand adoption because of what they see on television or read in the newspaper. Find out the truth about adoption in this article about myths and misconceptions.

Adoption Professionals star
Information on adoption organizations and other professionals within the adoption community.

Adoption Travel List 101 star
Part one of “The Travel List” series features some basic items to include on your adoption travel journeys. While the items on the list may seem fairly obvious, some are often the items most likely to be forgotten in the excitement of traveling to meet your child.

Avoiding Scams star
Information on adoption scams and what you can do to avoid being a victim.

Disrupted Adoption star
Resources for those who are either considering a disruption or dissolution or for those who are considering adopting children from these situations.

Domestic / U.S. Adoption star
In-Country adoption within the Unites States.

FAQ About Adoption star
Questions, myths and common misconceptions of adoption, the members of the adoption triad, etc. Also what to do and to avoid when supporting any member of the adoption triad.

Foster Care star
Information on caring for children in foster care and adopting a child through the U.S. foster care system.

How to Write a Dear Birth Mother Letter star
The Dear Birth Parent Letter helps those considering adoption for their child find the right adoptive parents. If you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed about writing this letter, these suggestions will put your mind at ease and help get you started.

Intercountry Adoption star
Information for U.S. citizens adopting outside of the United States.

Open Adoption star
Information about open or semi-open relationships between birth / first families and adoptive families.

Positive Adoption Language star
Do you use language that is positive and respectful when talking about adoption? Some people without even realizing it may use terms that can be considered hurtful or offensive. Here's a look at a few common adoption language faux pas - and some more respectful alternatives.

Preparing to Adopt star
Information on considering and preparing to adopt.

Special Needs Adoption star
Special needs children around the world are waiting for forever families to give them a chance to thrive.

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