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Third Annual Photo Contest

Think your child can capture America's heart? Then enter your favorite portrait or candid photo in our Third Annual Photo Contest. Winners will be announced in our November/December issue.

Back to School!
We have everything you need to ensure a happy, healthy start to the academic year for your family. With expert strategies for tackling tricky assignments and parent-tested approaches to educating the teacher and your child’s peers, you’ll be on your way to making the classroom an open and respectful one. Get started now at

Blogging Adoption
Many people in our community are sharing their journeys with friends, family, and the world. Are you ready to get on board—and online? Here, you can find plenty of tips and resources for starting a journal, and browse blogs recommended by AF editors, and by readers like you.

A Guide to Your Child's Health
Our adoption medicine experts share important advice on navigating the maze of medical information you’ll encounter, before and after you adopt. Assessing a referral, asking the right questions during post-arrival checkups, spotting setbacks in development—explore these topics, and more, at

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