adoption

Adoption: Where Do I Start?

By Nancy Da Silva

On your journey to starting your family, you may decide that adoption as an option appeals to you. Even if you already have children and are looking to add your family, adoption could be the right course for you. » Read more

Madonna Adoption Denied

Never one to back down from controversy, Madonna is back in the southern African nation of Malawi with her adopted son David, daughter Lourdes and son Rocco, attempting to adopt a little girl, according to the Associated Press. Friday, a judge rejected the superstar’s bid to adopt a 3-year-old girl named Chifundo “Mercy” James, whose mother died shortly after giving birth to her. The reason for the judgment was a logistical one – with the court saying any prospective parents must reside in Malawi for a certain amount of time. » Read more

What to Expect from the Home Study Process for Domestic Adoptions

Whether you are considering doing an agency or independent adoption, one of the first things that you will have to do is to work with an agency to complete a Home Study. The Home Study is comprised of information that you give to the agency in the form of questionnaires, interviews and forms. » Read more

How much does adoption cost?

It is of course impossible to put a price tag on a child, but the down-to-earth truth is that there are business elements to adoption and it costs money. According to a survey by the national adoption magazine Adoptive Families, adoptions generally cost between $20,000-30,000. » Read more

Differences Between Open and Closed Adoption

By Jeanette Pollock

Adoption can be an alternative for a women that is facing an unexpected pregnancy. Adoption is where another family takes the child and raises it. There are various types of adoptions and each one is handled based upon the wishes of the individuals involved. There are two main types of adoption; open adoption and closed adoption. There is a lot of confusion over how exactly each type works. » Read more

Avoiding Adoption Scam Artists

As with anything where a person or persons hearts and feelings are involved there are quick buck artists out to make a quick buck by pulling on the heartstrings of those who wish to adopt an infant or put an infant up for adoption. » Read more

Ask The Adoption Agency

When making the decision to adopt an infant an adopting couple will come across a number of agencies willing to help them in their cause. Some adoption agencies deal only with International adoption, others only domestic and there are those that will work with all forms of adoption. » Read more

Alison's Journey Home: An Adoption Story

Five years ago today, I was in Kazakhstan, in the middle of the most important event of my life. I was becoming a mother! I met my daughter just a couple of weeks earlier, though I had dreamed of her my entire life. » Read more

Adoption: Laughter and Tears

If you ever walk through an orphanage, it will be an experience you’ll never forget. Witnessing children in poverty, children discarded, children stunted both physically and emotionally, will stir your heart beyond belief. And adopting a child is a joy as great as witnessing the first sharp intake of breath by your very own newborn infant. » Read more