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Holiday Photo Contest
Adoptive Families 2019 Holiday Photo Contest
Share the festive photos you're using on your holiday cards this year, as well as other scenes that capture the seasonal spirit!

Kids and Pets Photo Contest
2019 Kids and Pets Fun Photo Contest Winners
Meet the winner, Kathryn, and her dog, Buddy, and the finalists.

Family Hugs Photo Contest
2019 Family Hugs Fun Photo Contest Winners
Meet the winners, Steven and his mom, and the finalists.

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  • Activity Ideas for a Gathering of Adoptive Families
    Activity Ideas for a Gathering of Adoptive Families

    An Adoptive Families reader wrote in with the following question:

    “I am preparing to host a reunion of families that have all adopted from the same country where my daughter was born. Has anybody had experience planning or attending a get-together like this? Please share any and all activity ideas that will be fun for the children, and parents. Any information would be great! Thank you.”

    Have you planned a gathering of families from the same adoption travel group, that have adopted from the same country, or from different countries but using the same agency? What activities did you enjoy at the reunion? Did you ask all the parents to bring their referral…

  • Preparing for the Homestudy
    Preparing for the Homestudy

    Did you practice answering questions about your desire to have children and your parenting philosophy? Childproof? Clean your attic and basement, and everything in between? Click here and add your comment to share your stories and best tips with fellow AF readers.

  • Domestic Adoption Poll
    Domestic Adoption Poll

    For an upcoming issue of Adoptive Families, we want to hear from domestic adoptive families about their experiences at the hospital.

    Were you able to be at the hospital to witness your child’s birth? If not, were you still able to take your child home directly from the hospital?

    Please use the comments link below to take our quick poll on U.S. newborn adoption.

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