Family Formation Blog

Selecting Gender in Adoption

Are you wondering about gender in adoption? Gender in adoption is an interesting and sometimes complicated topic any aspiring adoptive parent should know a little bit about.

Packing Checklist to Pick Up Your Adopted Baby

You may have prepared for this moment for months or even years. But getting the call that it’s time to pick up your newborn can still come as a surprise. You may have only a few hours of notice before you need to get moving. Even if the drive is short, it can feel like the most...

What is ICPC and How Does it Work?

If you are pursuing adoption, you might already have heard about ICPC. If not, this will become a part of your adoption journey if you find yourself adopting a child who currently resides in a different state.

What You Should Know to Avoid Adoption Scams

Recent changes in the social and legal landscape make adoption scams more likely than ever before. If you are considering adoption, it’s crucial you take the right steps to protect yourself and your family. A scam can be highly convincing, and scammers prey upon people with good...

What is Artificial Twinning and Why is it So Controversial?

Artificial twinning is a term you may hear if you are planning to introduce a child or children into your family who are of similar age. For example adopting two children close in age at the same time born to different birth parents. Though it is controversial, all families...

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