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Adoptive Families Circle FAQ
What you need to know about participating in the Adoptive Families Circle.
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Welcome to AFC & Forum Guidelines
No matter what stage of the adoption process you are in, we're glad you are here to share your experiences with us and other members. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make Adoptive Families Circle better for you!
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Improvements to AdoptiveFamiliesCircle
Posted: 12-11-2017 03:50 PM
Author: Regina
Starting Out in Adoption
Considering adoption routes, timelines, costs, and family dynamics.
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Moving on from Infertility
Making the decision to pursue adoption - with hope and excitement.
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New Infertility Support Group
Posted: 08-31-2018 06:35 AM
Author: Mccullar
Common Questions and Fears
Are the risks too high? Could we really be a 'normal' family?
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I need help
Posted: 10-14-2020 11:45 AM
Author: Charityhome
Budget and Financing
How much does adoption really cost - domestically and internationally?
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Cost & Timing of Adoption Survey!!
Posted: 09-25-2014 05:26 AM
Author: asine zosoine
Reluctant Spouse or Family
Adoption can be a sensitive subject. How to address it with your loved ones.
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Posted: 12-13-2017 10:54 AM
Author: Seipen
Choosing an Adoption Route
Domestic or international? Newborn or foster? Baby or older child?
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How do you decide?
Posted: 10-24-2013 11:15 AM
Author: Laurie_Colton
The Homestudy
Common fears, helpful hints, and real stories of surviving the homestudy.
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Planning for a Homestudy
Posted: 12-04-2014 05:02 PM
Author: binti
Ethics of Adoption
A place to (respectfully!) discuss the moral and ethical questions related to adoption.
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keeping families together
Posted: 10-25-2013 12:29 PM
Author: Laurie_Colton
U.S. Newborn Adoption
A place for hopeful and current parents of domestically adopted newborns to connect and share daily joys and challenges.
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The Domestic Adoption Process
Evaluating and choosing adoption agencies and attorneys for U.S. adoptions.
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What led you to choose your adoption agency?
Posted: 07-14-2015 03:14 AM
Author: Judith Bell
Waiting for a birthmother to select your family? Introduce yourself here.
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Hi there!
Posted: 02-08-2012 10:26 PM
Author: BruceNewMedia
Failed Adoptions
Share your stories and your fears of suspended domestic adoptions.
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Adoption Disruption?
Posted: 09-16-2017 01:57 AM
Author: JeanAdams
U.S. Foster Adoption
For parents of children adopted through the U.S. foster adoption system.
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The Foster Adoption Process
Understanding how foster adoption works, and surviving the wait.
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Adopting from Infancy
Posted: 09-05-2014 06:39 PM
Author: Bcarroll
Working to complete a domestic foster adoption? Share your story.
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The wait
Posted: 02-12-2014 09:00 AM
Author: tissywills
International Adoption
A place for parents of internationally adopted children to connect and share daily joys and challenges.
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The International Adoption Process
Choosing a country and agency, navigating the bureaucracy, managing the dossier paperwork, and maintaining a positive outlook.
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Social Security Number
Posted: 08-16-2010 03:18 PM
Author: wichuck76
For families waiting to complete international adoptions from various countries.
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Getting the Referral...for China Adoptions
Posted: 08-11-2016 03:28 PM
Author: vmichaeljvaughn
Country-Specific Questions and Comments
Stories, questions, and comments specific to particular countries of adoption.
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Pasión por Colombia/Colombia is Passion
Posted: 03-28-2013 11:19 AM
Author: Alexis
Adoption Parenting
All of the issues that matter to you: birth-family connections, multicultural families, health & development, school & peers, and more.
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Welcome Home: Showers and Celebrations
Welcoming the newest member of your family into your world.
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Transracial and Multicultural Families
Living as a visible family - and celebrating your diversity.
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Bonding and Attachment
Fostering attachment and love during those important first few days, weeks, months...
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good housekeeping article
Posted: 09-16-2017 02:02 AM
Author: JeanAdams
Talking About Adoption
Discussing your child's birth and adoption tactfully and honestly.
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unplanned pregnancy! adoption might be an option
Posted: 01-02-2017 12:14 PM
Author: JoanSmith
Living in Open Adoption
Guiding birthmother relationships and more.
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card for birthmom on Motherís Day?
Posted: 04-22-2014 08:32 AM
Author: Cole Willson
Health and Development
A place to share medical concerns and experiences.
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Medical Costs for Special Needs Kids
Posted: 02-29-2012 04:15 AM
Author: Lauren47
Divorce & Family Crisis
Dealing with divorce and other family crises in a family with adopted kids.
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Sick Parent
Posted: 01-09-2011 06:29 AM
Author: mc2family
Adoption and School
Broaching the topic of adoption with teachers and friends.
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The Family Tree Assignment
Posted: 03-13-2019 09:39 AM
Author: Regina
Parenting Babies and Toddlers
For adoptive parents to discuss the special concerns of infants and toddlers.
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Sleep problems
Posted: 02-03-2020 11:13 AM
Author: Happy Camper
Parenting Elementary- and Middle-School Kids
For adoptive parents to discuss the special concerns of elementary-school and middle-school children.
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Helping Them Shine
Posted: 04-06-2020 02:51 AM
Author: FirstSpringFlower
Parenting Teens and Young Adults
For adoptive parents to discuss the special concerns of teenagers.
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Adoption Support & Advocacy
Connecting with other adoptive families and spreading the word about adoption.
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How to start and Adoption Support Group
Posted: 03-07-2011 06:50 AM
Author: misslissa
In the News
A place to discuss adoption stories in the media, news from specific countries, and more current events.
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Adoption News Headlines
A place to discuss recent media coverage of adoption stories.
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Arkansas Adoption Law
Posted: 03-18-2011 08:10 PM
Author: Danielle Pennel
Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down
Help Adoptive Families celebrate those who 'get it,' and educate those who don't!
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Mompetition Adoption Video
Posted: 03-08-2011 04:41 AM
Author: ThaiMySchu
Adoptees’ Voices
A place for adopted children, teens and adults to share their perspectives on the aspects of adoption closest to their hearts. All members are welcome.
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Reflections on Adoption
A place for adoptees - and other community members - to share their thoughts on and experiences with adoption.
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What can I do?
Posted: 01-08-2013 08:14 PM
Author: jorgea
The Birth Family Search
A place for adoptees to share their experiences searching for birth parents and/or birth records
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Birthparent Voices
A place for birthmothers and birthfathers to share their experiences with and perspectives on adoption.
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Reflections on Adoption
A place for birthparents - and other community members - to share their thoughts on and experiences with adoption.
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For Expectant Parents Considering Adoption
A place to share your questions, expectations, and hesitations about finding and adoptive family for your child.
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