Adoptive Families, the award-winning national adoption magazine, is the leading adoption information source for families before, during, and after adoption.


Media Kit

"Adoptive Families magazine has been a valuable, even critical, resource for many, many families. When families adopt, the magazine quickly becomes one of their most trusted friends and a source of independent, thoughtful information to guide them through the many challenges of raising their children."Madelyn Freundlich, author, Ethics in Adoption series, Child Welfare League of America, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute

"AF is a great magazine. I devour it the day it arrives."A Reader in Massachusets

"Thank you for providing a superlative source of information on adoption."Robin Hayes, Weston, FL

"Our family just wanted to say thank you for all of the hard work put into this wonderful magazine. We look forward to finding the latest issue in our mailbox and can't wait to read all of the interesting and helpful articles."Christie Meiggs, NC

Adoptive Families magazine is great—light years ahead of anything here in the UK.Andrew East, Cheshire, England

As an adoptee who now has two children adopted from Eastern Europe, I find Adoptive Families magazine to be an excellent resource for educating and assisting adoptive families with many of the issues that we face.Kathleen Shryock, Overland Park, KS

Editorial Calendar

Each issue of Adoptive Families delivers authoritative and practical parenting information from both adoption professionals and parents

Feature topics covered in each issue

Preparing for adoption; traveling to adopt; health; school and education; family; friends and community; birthfamilies; talking about adoption; parenting tips.

Editorial Themes by Issue

Each issue includes a special group of in-depth features on a single theme as well as a number of other subjects. These are subject to change.


Talking about adoption; adoption health; open adoption; bonding and attachment


Scrapbooks, lifebooks, photography; summer plans (camps, travel); culture


Summer reading; back-to-school; family, friends, and community; heritage exploration; health & learning


National Adoption Month; adopting from foster care; rituals and celebrations; annual cover photo contest


Growing Up Adopted

Age-specific developmental information, including a regular column by adoption pediatricians, members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The Waiting Game

A special section for families waiting to adopt.

Parenting the Child Who Waited

Raising children who spent their earliest years without a permanent family.

The Experts

Columns by leading adoption attorneys, medical professionals, transracial adoption authorities, social workers, and other adoption experts

Been There

A column in which adults write about growing up adopted.

Adoption News and Notes

Legislative and policy updates.

Photo Contest Winners

Top shots from the popular contests that run on, with themes like Mommy & Me/Daddy & Me, Kids and Pets, Halloween.

In My Opinion

A controversial subject.

At Home

A personal essay.

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