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Spotlight on AF

2010 Photo Contest Winners, Announced
Announcing the 14 breathtaking winners of Adoptive Families' annual cover photo contest.

We received more than 5,000 entries to this year's contest. Needless to say, we couldn't fit all the photos we loved in the magazine! We chose a second group of great shots for the 2010 Readers' Choice Photo Contest -- help us choose the winners by commenting on your favorites.

Opening Minds, One Day at a Time
During National Adoption Month, in November, we urge you to foster positive and accurate thinking about adoption. It's easy to take action in your community, workplace, or school when armed with our articles, printable handouts, and sample letters. Find these resources and our activity calendar -- filled with fun ways to be an advocate all month long -- at

The Reluctant "Other Half"
Are you dealing with a family member or relative who won't accept adoption, even as you're embracing it? Tell us how you got a loved one on board in our "Reluctant Spouse or Family" community forum at, and read comments and advice from once-reluctant parents, and parents who've successfully gotten a loved one to come around.

Tips on Time and Money
Take our 2010 Cost & Timing of Adoption Survey to give prospective adoptive parents a realistic picture of the waiting periods and average expenses for different routes. Share your experiences at

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Complete Guide to Adoption
If you know a family who's just starting the process, why not give them the gift of AF's comprehensive how-to? Our 2010 Adoption Guide is filled with up-to-date adoption agency and attorney listings, best books and websites, cost and timing reports, and more! Check it out at

Adoption Law
What happens at the hospital after birth? Do you need to readopt in an international process? Is your child covered under your insurance plan? Find guidance on the legal aspects of adoption at, from those who know best: adoption attorneys and fellow adoptive parents.

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