May is National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month

During National Foster Care Month in May, we work to improve the lives of the 513,000 children in U.S. foster care, and to show appreciation for foster families. ...

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Are You Ready to Adopt?

Are You Ready to Adopt?

How do you know when you are ready to take the life-changing step of adopting a child? Think about why you want to adopt. Your motives can reveal a lot about your readiness. ...

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Personal Story: “The Older Child We Adopted Was Frightened of Me, at First”

Personal Story: “The Older Child We Adopted Was Frightened of Me, at First”

I thought I understood the challenges of adopting an older child. I expected that my new daughter would need some time to get used to me, but I never thought she’d be frightened b ...

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What to Consider When Adopting a Toddler

What to Consider When Adopting a Toddler

Straddling the line between infancy and autonomy, toddlers experience adoption in unique ways. Here's what you need to know to face the challenge. ...

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Personal Story: “Our Long Wait to Adopt After Receiving a Referral”

Personal Story: “Our Long Wait to Adopt After Receiving a Referral”

In the photos our agency sent, I saw a serious little boy growing up without a mother. Halfway around the world, I waited and longed for the day when I could fill that role. ...

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