Before You Leave Home
The final days of the long wait to adopt can be busy and hectic. Here is a checklist to help make sure that you remember it all before you settle down for that 13 hour flight.
Surviving The Wait
Everything is signed, notarized, sealed, approved, authenticated and mailed off. Now begins the wait, the part that most couples find the most difficult and frustrating part of the adoption process.
The First Hours
Many parents have unrealistic expectations of the first few hours or night together. There are a few things that you can do to make the transition a little smoother.
Talking to Your Kids About Adoption: 11 Tips
How do you help your child achieve enough openness and confidence in you and your relationship to talk about adoption issues as they arise?
Pointers for Discussing Tough Adoption Subjects with Kids
Two tough situations, one from an adoptive parent and one from a birth parent, and some ideas about how to handle them.