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Spotlight on AF

Bonding with Your Baby
Need guidance for those first-year concerns? Here, find tips for fostering attachment, feeding, and sleeping, resources for medical check-ups, and much more. Welcome home, baby!

Are You Saving to Adopt?
AF's advice on handling the costs involved in adoption:

  • sample budget worksheets
  • reader tips on raising funds
  • an update on the adoption tax credit
  • and more!

    Attend an Adoption Event!
    Wherever you stand in your parenting journey, nothing matches the experience of connecting with others on a similar path. Our online directory lets you search locally (by state and by country) for events that interest you, whether you're just starting out or seeking a culture camp for your teen.

    Advice on Parenting Transracially
    Our online coverage offers a glimpse of this issue's feature on raising African-American children (the first of a three-part series—look for special reports on Latino and Asian-American children in upcoming issues).

  • an interview with filmmaker and adoptee Phil Bertelsen, on racism, his advice for prospective white adopters, and more.
  • recommended resources on parenting an African-American child, including DVDs and books for parents, and children's books.

    Ask the Adoption Doctor
    Get the lowdown on all things medical, before and after you adopt. Our extensive collection of articles and checklists covers health preparations for travel, feeding and nutrition, developmental problems, and more!

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  • Nominate your employer
    Adoption-friendly benefits are vital for our families, and finally, workplaces are getting the message. What perks do you get on the job?

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