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AF Cover Photo Contest
Your most stunning shot could appear on our cover!
First Family Photos Contest
Meet the winner, Maleigha (18 mos., U.S.), and the finalists.
Winter Fun Photo Contest
Meet the winner, Calvin (18 mos., Korea), and the finalists.
Frequently Asked Questions About Adoptive Families Circle
How do I contact Adoptive Families Circle?
Please email us with your comments and questions about the web site. A member of the AFC team will reply as quickly as possible.
How do I register for Adoptive Families Circle?
Click here to create a free membership with Adoptive Families Circle. After registering, you can connect with other readers in adoption groups, participate in discussion forums, upload photos, comment on blogs, and even share videos.
How do I retrieve a lost password?
Click here to request a password reminder for your existing Adoptive Families Circle membership.
How do I update my member profile page?
If you’ve already registered with Adoptive Families Circle, log in to your account and click “Edit Profile” on your personal profile page. From there, you can alter all of your profile information and upload a photo to appear on your member page.
How do I update my member photo?
First, be certain your photo is smaller than 1MB in size. Then, follow the instructions above for updating your profile page and simply click the “Browse button beside “Upload a Profile Photo” to select an image from your computer. Our system takes a few minutes to update, so please wait to see your new image appear.
How do I find other Adoptive Families Circle members like me?
Click here to search for other members based on their adoption country, adoption stage, adoption agency, location, screen name, and more.
How do I join an Adoption Group?
First, make sure you’ve created a free membership with Adoptive Families Circle. Then browse our list of Adoption Groups and click on the ones that interest you. You’ll find a button to “Join Group” in the center of each individual Group homepage.
How do I create a new Adoption Group?
Can’t find an adoption group that’s right for you? Click here to submit your suggestion for a new group in the Adoptive Families Circle. A member of the AFC team will get back to you shortly.
How do I upload a photo or video to Adoptive Families Circle?
First, be certain that your photo is no larger than 1MB and that your video is already uploaded to a video-sharing site like YouTube, Blip.tv or Revver. Then click here to upload your photo an AFC photo album or click here to share your video. If you’re still having trouble, please email us and a team member will reply as quickly as possible.
How do I delete or edit a photo or video that I’ve uploaded to Adoptive Families Circle?
Please email us the URL of the photo or video you’d like to change or delete, and instructions for exactly what you’d like changed. We’ll take care of the rest.
How do I create a new photo album?
Can’t find the perfect photo album for your favorite snapshot? Click here to suggest a new photo album for the Adoptive Families Circle. A member of the AFC team will get back to you shortly.
How do I create a new discussion forum?
Visit our Adoptive Families Circle discussion forums and click on any forum subject that interests you. You’ll see a big green link to “Add a New Topic” on each individual forum subject page. If you’d like to suggest a new forum subject all together, please email us.
Can I post an advertisement in the forums or User Groups?
No. We don't allow postings from adoption professionals or from individuals who are advertising a potential adoption situation. For information about placing a third-party, paid advertisement, please email us.
I want to write a blog!
Please submit your blog idea and two short sample blogs to the AFC editors here.