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Adoptive Families 2014 Halloween Photo Contest
Share your shots of your kids in costume!

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2014 Hugs and Kisses Adoption Photo Contest Winners
Meet the winners, Trey, Ally, and Carley, and the finalists.

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Current Contests

2014 Halloween Photo Contest

Costumes, everyone! Time to share all your photos of your kids exploring pumpkin patches and dressed up in fantastical finery.

Enter the 2014 Halloween Photo Contest today!

Recent Contests

2014 "All of Us" Photo Contest

Share photos that include the entire family.

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE WINNERS.
See all the 2014 "All of Us" Photo Contest entries!

Adoptive Families' 2014 Photo Contest

We want to see your most stunning shots of your child.

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE WINNERS.

2014 Summer Vacation Photo Contest

Share photos that capture your family's favorite seasonal, sunny moments.

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE WINNERS.
See all the 2014 Summer Vacation Photo Contest entries!

2014 Daddy and Me Photo Contest

Share photos that capture special father-child moments.

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE WINNERS.
See all the 2014 Daddy and Me Photo Contest entries!

2014 Mommy and Me Photo Contest

Share photos that capture special mother-child moments.

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE WINNERS.
See all the 2014 Mommy and Me Photo Contest entries!

2014 Kids and Pets Photo Contest

Share photos of your child cuddling or playing with the family pet.

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE WINNERS.
See all the 2014 Kids and Pets Photo Contest entries!

2014 Welcome Home Photo Contest

Share photos of your first moments--as you met, and your first weeks home as a family.

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE WINNERS.
See all the 2014 Welcome Home Photo Contest entries!

2014 Hugs and Kisses Photo Contest

How does your family show affection? We want to see your most cuddly candids.

Congratulations to Trey, Ally, and Carley (2, 1, and 3) and to the five runners up!
See all the 2014 Hugs and Kisses Photo Contest entries.

2013 Holiday Photo Contest

How does your family celebrate the season? We want to see all your most festive photos.

Congratulations to Xavier and Grayden (5 and 3) and to the five runners up.
See all the 2013 Holiday Photo Contest entries.

2013 Halloween Photo Contest

Calling all witches, vampires, butterflies, and bears--we want to see you in costume!

Congratulations to Amara (1) and to the five runners up.
See all the 2013 Halloween Photo Contest entries.

2013 School Days Photo Contest

Submit shots of your kids wearing backpacks, boarding buses, and heading back to school.

Congratulations to Maya (8, India) and to the five runners up.
See all the 2013 School Days Photo Contest entries.

2013 Cover Photo Contest

We want to see your most stunning photo of your child -- on our next cover!

Congratulations to Bruno (4, U.S.) and to the eight finalists. Thank you to everyone who entered!

2013 Summer Fun Photo Contest

Submit your favorite shots of your kids making the most of the lazy (or busy) days of summer.

Congratulations to Halle, Payton, Sofia, and Parker (7, 7, 5, and 4; all U.S.) and to the five runners up.
See all the 2013 Summer Fun Photo Contest entries.

2013 Daddy & Me Photo Contest

In honor of Father's Day this month, share your most touching father-child moments.

Congratulations to Houston (3, U.S.) and his dad, Jeff, and to the three runners up.
See all the 2013 Daddy & Me Photo Contest entries.

2013 Mommy and Me Photo Contest

Share your favorite mother-child moments.

Congratulations to Paul (8 months, U.S.) and his mom, Kimberly (also an adoptee!), and to the three runners up.
See all the 2013 Mommy & Me Photo Contest entries.

2013 Sweet and Silly Smiles Photo Contest

Share your favorite shots that showcase happy grins, whether sweet or silly.

Congratulations to Ben and Lucy (4 and 3, China) and to the five runners up.
See all the 2013 Sweet and Silly Smiles Photo Contest entries.

2013 Kids and Pets Photo Contest

We want to see your child with the family pet! Share photos of your child and a furry friend.

Congratulations to Sam (13 months, U.S.) and Pepper and to the five runners up.
See all the 2013 Kids and Pets Contest entries.

2013 First Family Photos Contest

Share photos from your first days or weeks together.

Congratulations to Maleigha (18 months, U.S.) and to the five runners up.
See all the 2013 First Family Photos entries.

2013 Winter Fun Photo Contest

Share your family's favorite wintery scenes.

Congratulations to Calvin (18 months, South Korea) and to the five runners up.
See all the 2013 Winter Fun Photo Contest entries.

2012 Holiday Photo Contest

Thank you to all who shared shots of their family's seasonal festivities, from Thanksgiving through New Year's.

Congratulations to Carter (9 months, U.S.) and to the five runners up.
See all the 2012 Holiday Photo Contest entries.

2012 Halloween Photo Contest

Thank you to all who shared their spookiest or sweetest photos of their costumed kiddos.

Congratulations to pirate Zeke (4, U.S.) and to the five runners up.
See all the 2012 Halloween Photo Contest entries.

2012 Adoptive Families Cover Photo Contest

Thank you for entering nearly 4,000 photos in our annual contest.

Congratulations to Carah (11 months), the precious grand-prize winner who graced our November/December 2012 cover!

See the other eight finalists.

Comment on the photos in the 2012 Adoptive Families Cover Photo Contest album.

2012 Silly Smiles Photo Contest

Thank you to all who uploaded playful pics of your kids laughing and having fun.

Congratulations to William (4, Taiwan) and to the five runners up.
See all of the 2012 Silly Smiles entries.

2012 Summer Fun Photo Contest

Thank you to all who uploaded photos of your kids having splishy, splashy, sandy, sunny fun.

Congratulations to Caroline and Blakely (1 and 4, U.S.) and their cousins, and to the five runners up.
See all of the 2012 Summer Fun entries.

2012 Daddy and Me Photo Contest

Thank you to all who uploaded photos of father and child sharing a special moment.

Congratulations to winners Isaac (3, China), Emerson (3, Kazakhstan) and dad, John, and to the three runners up!

See all of the 2012 Daddy & Me Photo Contest Entries and our three runners up!

Where Were You When You Got "The Call"? Contest

Share your story of learning that you were finally going to become a parent.

Read the winning quote and stories that other moms and dads shared.

2012 Mommy and Me Photo Contest

Thank you to all who uploaded photos that capture a mother-child moment.

Congratulations to winners Kendall (2, U.S.) and her mom, Jody, and to the three runners up!

See all of the 2012 Mommy & Me Photo Contest Entries and our three runners up!

2012 Brothers and Sisters Photo Contest

Thank you to all who uploaded photos of siblings sharing a moment.

Congratulations to winners Max (6, U.S.) and Kate (5, U.S.), and to the five runners up!

See all of the touching 2012 Brothers & Sisters Photo Contest Entries and our five runners up!

2012 Family Hugs Photo Contest

Thank you to all who uploaded photos of your family getting close!

Congratulations to winner Joelle (3 weeks, U.S.), and to the five runners up!

See all of the touching 2012 Family Hugs Photo Contest Entries and our five runners up!

2012 Kids & Pets Photo Contest

We loved looking at all your fantastic photos that included a furry friend!

Congratulations to Truett and Grady (both 2; U.S.), who won the contest, and to the five runners up.
See all of the 2012 Kids and Pets Photo Contest entries and our five runners up.

2011 Holiday Photo Contest

Thank you to all who uploaded your magical family moments captured this holiday season.

Congratulations to winners Jordan and Meredith (4 years and 9 months; both U.S.), and to the five runners up!

See all of the festive 2011 Holiday Photo Contest entries and our five runners up!

You Knew You Were a Mom or Dad When... Contest

The moment a tiny hand wrapped around your finger. When you realized you could call your mom a grandmother. When did you know, in your heart, that you were a mom or dad?

Read the winning quote and stories that other mom and dads shared.

2011 Halloween Photo Contest

Thank you to all who uploaded their sweet and spooky shots of kids in costume.

Congratulations to Devon (4), who won this contest, and to the five runners up!

See the 2011 Halloween entries and our five runners up!

2011 Adoptive Families Cover Photo Contest

Thank you for sharing more than 4,000 photos for our annual contest.

Congratulations to Lauren (10), the stunning grand-prize winner who graced our November/December 2011 cover!

See the other eight breathtaking finalists!

See all photos individually in the 2011 Adoptive Families Cover Photo Contest album.

2011 Fall Fun Photo Contest

Thank you for sharing photos of your bright, crisp family moments this autumn.

Congratulations to brothers William (4) and Andrew (8), who won this contest with their charming leaf-pile photo!

See the 2011 Fall Fun entries and our five runners up!

2011 Welcome Into Our Hearts Photo Contest

Thank you to all who shared the beautiful and joyous moments you captured during your earliest days as a family.

Congratulations to winner Joshua and his grandfather, Fred, who were featured in the October 2011 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.

See the 2011 Welcome Into Our Hearts entries, outtakes, and runners-up.


2011 Daddy and Me Photo Contest

We called on all proud daddies to show off their favorite family photos.

Congratulations to winners Jacob and Jonathan, and their dad, Todd, who were featured in the August 2011 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.

See the 2011 Daddy and Me entries and runners-up.


2011 Mommy and Me Photo Contest

In honor of Mother's Day, you showed us how much your little ones love Mom.

Congratulations to Jennifer McCord, whose photo, Z and Me, was featured in the August 2011 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.

See the 2011 Mommy and Me entries and runners-up.


2011 Hugs and Kisses Photo Contest

We asked you to send us your most cuddly candids, and you delivered!

Congratulations to LuvJustice, whose Squishy Hugs photo was featured in the June 2011 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.

See the 2011 Hugs and Kisses runner-up photos.


2010 Holiday Photo Contest

Browse delightful snapshots that capture the spirit of the season.

Congratulations to winner emestrunk, whose Santa's Little Helper photo was featured in the April 2011 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.

See the 2010 Holiday runner-up photos.


2010 Readers' Choice Photo Contest

After judging the 2010 AF Cover Photo Contest, we uploaded another set of adorable pictures and asked you to be the judges -- here are your favorites!

We tallied your comments and are happy to recognize the seven winning entries you selected! Brothers Joshua, 6, and Gabriel, 3, are among them.

See the rest of the 2010 Readers' Choice winners.


2010 Cover Photo Contest

Thanks to all who submitted your best candids and portrait shots to our Fifth Annual Cover Contest.

We received more than 5,000 entries to this year's contest. Isabelle, 4, and Madeleine, 1, are among the winners and graced the cover of the December 2010 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.

See the rest of the 2010 Cover Contest winners.


"Our Adoption Story" Video Contest Winners

These short films, which highlight many of the beautiful ways our families are formed, will move you.

Congratulations to winner theamaros, who submitted the video, Home.

See the "Our Adoption Story" runner-up videos.


2010 Halloween Photo Contest

Who had the spookiest, most spirited costumes of all?

Congratulations to winner suzyleigh, whose Li'l Blue Monster photo was featured in the February 2011 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.

See the 2010 Halloween runner-up photos.


2010 Summer Fun Photo Contest

Sand! Sea! Smiles!

Congratulations to winner ethioguatemama, whose Shadow Scarecrow photo was featured in the September/October 2010 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.

See the 2010 Summer Fun runner-up photos.


2010 Daddy and Me Photo Contest

In honor of Father's Day, we asked you to show us how much your little ones love Dad.

Congratulations to winner helmjs, whose Smiles Outdoors photo was featured in the July/August 2010 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.

See the Daddy and Me runner-up photos.


2010 Mommy and Me Photo Contest

Congratulations to winner DivaDisaster! Her winning snapshot was featured in the May/June 2010 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.

See the Mommy and Me runner-up photos.


2010 Hugs and Kisses Photo Contest

Congratulations to our winner, LoriH!

View the rest of the entries submitted to the Hugs and Kisses album.

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