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Why We Chose Adoption from Taiwan

Taiwan   Waiting Children

There are many things to consider when choosing the right country for an international adoption. There are also various reasons why one country may be...

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Waiting to adopt from China and stuck because of the pandemic? 10 tips from families who have been there

China   Adoption News, Waiting Children, Adoption Process, Single Parent Adoption

If you are one of the nearly 500 families waiting to adopt a child from China and are limbo due to the pandemic it has to feel like you are ...

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Preparing adoptees for returning to school this fall

Older Child Adoption, Special Needs Adoption, Adoption News, Adoption and School, Adoption Education and Training, Social Skills, Post-Adoption, The Teen Years, Transitions, Education

Returning to school in any year can be challenging, especially for adoptees. Returning to school after a pandemic and varied levels of remote and in-p...

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Boys Rock that Extra Chromosome Too!

Down Syndrome   China, Colombia, Philippines   Special Needs Adoption, Waiting Children, Adoption Advocacy, Boys

My career before International Adoption was in disability services.  Through that work, I came to know many children and adults who had Down synd...

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Who are the Children Waiting for Adoption in the Philippines

Philippines   Older Child Adoption, Sibling Adoption, Special Needs Adoption, How To Adopt, Adoption Process, Adoption Advocacy

"The Philippines does not allow photos of waiting children to be posted on child advocacy sites to protect the privacy of the children.  While th...

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How to Choose an International Adoption Doctor

Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Korea South   Pre-Adoption, Adoption Education and Training, Post-Adoption, Education

International adoption (IA) medical specialists and in some cases their clinics can offer families valuable information and support as they decide whe...

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Is Three a Crowd? What It’s Like to Adopt Three Siblings

Colombia   Older Child Adoption, Sibling Adoption, Family Adoption Stories, Post-Adoption

When we talk to families about the children who typically wait for adoptive families, there are some common themes: usually children with medical or ...

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Now We Are Six - Adoption

China, Colombia   Older Child Adoption, Waiting Children, Adoption Advocacy

Last night, my daughter fell asleep on my chest. Maybe not all that notable, except that she’s not a baby, she’s six years old. She still...

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Hey Families, Don't Give Up

Adoptee Articles

It’s a strange time to be alive, and a very strange time to be adopting internationally. At a time when everyone is drawing in, staying home, cl...

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Adoption is Hard but Worth It

Scoliosis   India   Family Adoption Stories

Our adoption story began many years ago when my husband and I first decided that one day, we would grow our family through adoption. Adoption had been...

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