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Spotlight on AF

International Birthfamily Search
Find resources, support, and other information for starting the international search for your child's birthfamily at

Get Groovin'
Are you looking for a soundtrack to accompany your adoption journey? Check out our roundup of adoption-minded musicians, from folksingers to rappers, and sample audio-clips of their songs, at

Music for the Wait
Listen to "Long Night Moon," the title track of the latest album from adoptive mom and folk singer Catie Curtis (pictured).

Find out why the New Yorker dubbed Curtis a "folk goddess"—and buy the CD—at

Adoption Travel
No matter where your adoption journey takes you, find all the pre-trip packing, paperwork, and medical advice you need at

Open Adoption
Find AF's best articles on open adoption, including the relationship between families and changing relationships; families who have searched for birthparents or opened an adoption; and more, at

The Gotcha Debate
Is "Gotcha Day" a term too silly for adoption? Or is it the perfect way to celebrate bringing a new family member into your home and heart? Read one side of the debate and send us your thoughts at

Share Your Story:
Many parents believe that their child—whether adopted in the next town or halfway around the world—was fated to be theirs. Do you belive your child was destined for your family? Tell us why at

The Hague Convention
Stay on top of the most important change in international adoption in 20 years at You'll find our guide to its implementation and regulations, links to reliable Hague news sources, and other services.

Scrapbooking Know-How
Adoptive moms are crazy about scrapbooking! Find must-know tips for getting started, oodles of creative ideas, and a collection of useful resources at

Top Companies
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.

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Tech Support
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AF Bookstore: Whether you're looking for a how-to guide, a memoir, or a great book for your multiracial kids, you'll find it at the Adoptive Families bookstore.

Parent-to-Parent FAQ: Share your adoption experiences and advice with other moms and dads.

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: There's a lot of positive-and negative-focus on adoption in the media and business worlds. Offer your kudos to those who get it and educate those who don't.

Adoption Professional Central: Want to list an event or let others know about your support group? Here's the place to do it. Sign up now.

Parent Support: Find a local adoptive-parents support group.

Agency and Program Listings: A database of more than 500 programs throughout the U.S., with detailed information on adoption requirements, costs, and timing.

Calendar of Events: Adoption-related celebrations, conferences, seminars, playgroups, and support groups in your neck of the woods.

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