Adoption, adoptive parents, Parenting

10 Tips for Blending Adoptees and Biological Children Through Adoption

Many parents use various methods to grow their families which include birth, surrogacy, IVF, IUI, and adoption. Sometimes parents use a mixture of these methods, especially using a combination of birth and adoption. Families with both adopted and biological children face a distinctive set of challenges and some parents may feel pressured to make sure… Continue reading 10 Tips for Blending Adoptees and Biological Children Through Adoption

Adoption, adoptive parents, Domestic Adoption, Open Adoption

How To Tell Your Child’s Adoption Story

Explaining a child’s adoption story can be overwhelming for the adoptive parents. Some don’t know when is a good time to tell their child, while others are unclear on how to tell them. For starters, there is no right or wrong way to discuss adoption with your child. However, it is best to start introducing… Continue reading How To Tell Your Child’s Adoption Story

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Scholarships Available for Adopted and Fostered Students

Did you know that a recent study done at the University of Chicago found that only one-half of all adopted and foster students actually graduate from high school AND only six percent earn a college degree? Since adopted children often have faced tremendous hardships in their lives, such as abuse and neglect, many organizations have… Continue reading Scholarships Available for Adopted and Fostered Students

Adoption, adoption funding, adoptive parents, home study

The Different Adoption Costs and How to Adopt Without Going into Debt

As a prospective adoptive parent, you are likely researching various adoption agencies and professionals with one big question in mind: How much will this adoption cost, and will it fall within our budget? Many people say that they would really like to adopt but they automatically think they can’t afford it because the one word… Continue reading The Different Adoption Costs and How to Adopt Without Going into Debt

Adoption Books & Movies, Domestic Adoption, multicultural families

November 2013 Book Reviews

All books purchased by clicking the link in our review will give AFTH a small donation from Amazon.com.  If you are interested in purchasing one of the books in our review please consider buying it through our link to amazon.com. The Book of Answers from your Birth Mother: A guided journal for Birthmothers to share… Continue reading November 2013 Book Reviews

adoptive parents, Domestic Adoption, International Adoption, Open Adoption, Parenting, Uncategorized

The best age to tell your child that he or she was adopted

Written by Lisa H. Warren – original post from Helium.com Children may be adopted at any age. Those adopted old enough to recall the event grow up knowing they were adopted. When a child is adopted as an infant or toddler there is the question of which age is the right age to tell a child he… Continue reading The best age to tell your child that he or she was adopted

adoptive parents, Parenting

Adopted Children: Doing Just Fine, Thanks

Adopted children make up about 2 percent of the child population in the USA, or about 1.8 million kids. According to Adoption USA: A Charbook Based on the 2007 National Survey of Adoptive Parents, published by the Department of Health and Human Services, those kids usually benefit from being adopted: The report describes 85 percent… Continue reading Adopted Children: Doing Just Fine, Thanks