18-Year-Old Adopted Into Forever Family After A Life Spent In Foster Care

When 18-Year-Old Carson Peterson was adopted into his forever family, he told reporters, “It was just awesome to be wanted.” Carson’s

Mickey Mouse Surprises Kids With Their Adoption Date (Grab Some Tissues!)

These two siblings were obviously excited to be meeting with Mickey Mouse on their Disney vacation. The talkative character cheerfully

Don’t Assume You Know Why We Adopted

We adopted a child. Here’s what we want you to know about it. In this article, three different parents share

Advice Column: “My Adoptive Son’s Enthusiasm For His Birth Family Is Hurtful To Us”

Reuniting with birth family can be a pivotal moment in the life of someone who was adopted. It can also

Search For Birth Mother: Adopted Daughter Meets Mom

Teresa Stensen was adopted as a baby. She had a happy childhood, but she always wondered about her birth mother.

The Surprise Adoption

Lacey and Banks Farris experienced a rocky path on the way to parenthood. They trudged through years of infertility. They

Children Cannot Have Too Many People Who Love Them And Want Them To Succeed

Open adoption can stir up quiet fears within a parent’s heart. What if they love their birth mom more than

I Said No To A Placement

“Never had it occurred to me when we began our adoption journey 10 years ago that we would be the

Do News Features Really Help Kids Get Adopted?

A news station based in Oklahoma, KFOR, answered this question recently when they published an article about 50 children now

Waiting For His Forever Family: Meet Edwin

Edwin is available for adoption through the Texas Adoption exchange, which is dedicated to helping children and families find each

Looking For Her Forever Family: Meet Destiny

Destiny is an 11-year-old girl who is personable and articulate. For her Wednesday’s Child feature, she was able to visit

Looking For Her Forever Family: Meet Scarlet

Scarlet was in and out of the foster care system until she was 6 years old, switching back between her

“We Are So Alike In Some Ways, It’s Scary”: Birth Mother And Daughter Reunited After 30 Years

Lisa Griggs always knew she was adopted – her entire adoptive family was African American – but it wasn’t until

ReMoved: This Short Film Provides An Intimate Glimpse Into The Life Of A Child In Foster Care

Removed is a moving documentary that will forever change the way you think about children in foster care. It begins

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Hospital Etiquette And Adoption?

You’ve been matched with an expectant mother making an adoption plan. You’ve decorated the nursery, you’ve attended doctor’s appointments, and

What Kind of Father? A Son Confronts The Troubling Past Of A Man He Never Knew

When Frank L. Christlieb found his birth mother, the story of his birth father began to unfold. It was a

International Adoptees Fear Deportation

Deportation is usually the last thing on the mind of someone who has lived in the United State their whole

Man Finds Birth Mother In Manila 30 Years After Getting Lost In A Market

Thirty years after getting lost, Joel De Carteret knew he had to find his birth mother. He couldn’t remember her

Police Officer Adopts Boy He Helped Rescue From Severe Abuse

Officer Jody Thompson wasn’t on duty when he heard overheard a dispatch about an abused child. But because he had

Public Adoption Announcements: Hurtful Or Not?

You’ve been matched with an expectant mother considering adoption and you are SO EXCITED. You want to shout your news

Bad vs. Good Adoption Language

Adoption is a subject that carries a heavy emotional burden. It’s connected to the most intense kind of love –

I’m Mixed Race And Was Adopted By A White Family: This Is My Experience

While the experience of being raised by a family that doesn’t share your race can have its challenges, says Emma

Amanda Explains How Open Adoption Has Blessed Her Family

Amanda is a mom of three boisterous young children, but motherhood did not come easily to her. After years of

What Fills Your Cup? Thoughts For Foster Parents

We’ve all heard it, but it’s very true – and very important. You can’t pour water out of an empty

Open Adoption Is Not About You

“Openness can be scary,” confesses adoptive mom Karen White, “even when done right.” But the first thing you need to

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