The myth of the “open adoption gone wrong” scenario persists, even though more than 95% of modern adoptions are open and research backs up anecdotal claims of the benefits of open adoption for birth and adoptive parents, and especially for adoptees. So, why are people fixed on the “adoption gone wrong” narrative?
2020 was one for the books. The entire world was affected in so many ways — including the adoption world. COVID-19 brought new challenges to adoption, but birth and adoptive families persevered. Join us in reflecting back on a very, very strange year.
Whether you’re an adoptive parent or you’re an adoptee, you may have been told that you resemble a family member you’re not biologically related to. Why do so many people seem to think that adopted kids and their (adoptive) parents look alike? Here are some theories.
The Thanksgiving season is a great time to focus on what really matters. Here are 7 ways to show your gratitude toward adoption — for adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents.
Adoption grows a family, yes. But you might be surprised to find how adoption can change your relationships, including those with your friends!
There are many types of adoption, including foster or international adoption. So, why is domestic infant adoption the most popular choice in the U.S., and is that a good thing?
Have a friend or family member starting the adoption process? Wondering what to say when talking about this journey? First, make sure you know what not to say — with this helpful guide.
Sadly, adoption disruptions are always a possibility, including in international adoptions. Understanding why disruptions occur, and how (when possible) they can be prevented is important knowledge.
While there are countless foster care success stories, there are many ways in which a foster care placement can “fall through.” Understanding how and why this can happen is an important early step.
Disruptions in adoptions are often emotionally complex for everyone involved. It’s a major fear for adoptive parents. Understanding why disruptions occur and how to prevent them, when possible, is an important first step.