Your Family's Adoption Story
Share your family's adoption journey with the AF community! Upload snapshots—of your referral photos, the first time you met your child, your adoption trip, and more—at familyalbum.adoptivefamilies.com.
Check out some of our favorite Family Album categories—like "Brothers and Sisters," "Just for Laughs," and "Birthdays." We'll keep our eyes open for standouts to run in the magazine.
Music for the Wait
Find out why the New Yorker dubbed Curtis a "folk goddess"—and buy the CD—at catiecurtis.com.
If you're going out of your mind waiting for your child to come home—or keenly remember those days—make sure to listen to "Long Night Moon," the title track of the latest album from adoptive mom and folk singer Catie Curtis (pictured).
All Hague, All the Time
Stay on top of the most important change in international adoption in 20 years at adoptivefamilies.com/hague. You'll find our guide to its implementation and regulations, links to reliable Hague news sources, and other services.
Adoptive moms are crazy about scrapbooking! Find must-know tips for getting started, oodles of creative ideas, and a collection of useful resources at adoptivefamilies.com/scrapbooks.
See what readers say about their companies' adoption expense reimbursement, paid leave, and more. Want to convince your company to introduce or expand benefits? Download a ready-made letter you can use to lobby your employer.
Tales from Ethiopia
Read articles by acclaimed author Melissa Fay Greene and an interview about her international journeys to explore adoption and her imminent adoption of two brothers from Ethiopia.
When traditional announcements just don't cut it, adoptive parents get creative! Here's how AF readers and staffers expressed their joy—some hand-made, some customized, all filled with love!
Gifts that give back are the perfect presents this holiday season. Find a complete list of reader-nominated retailers who donate proceeds to adoption-related causes, and make a difference to kids around the world.
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