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The Library is a site devoted to articles and stories related to the various sides of adoption and foster parenting. Many of the stories and articles you'll find here are written by members of the triad who want to share their experiences with others.

You will also find information on celebrities who have or are adopted, adoption laws for each state and a comprehensive glossary of adoption terminology, used in the Library as well as throughout the adoption community. The library has something for everyone, from stories about search and reunion to first-hand accounts of successful open adoptions, from the perspective of the birth parent, adoptee and adoptive parent.

Browse Adoption Library articles by selecting a topic below or jump to other adoption reference materials. You can also share your adoption stories.

Featured Articles

Overcoming Inertia
One of the best things about finding faith is how it changes perspective. Something formerly regarded as causeless is suddenly appreciated for its purpose. Circumstances and coincidences become designs and plans. Mistakes are seen as… not. I was intended to live and my life was never a mistake. This is an important fact for an adoptee to...

6 Ways to Support to a Birthmother
1. Accept the Loss as a Loss There is this passage in The Girls Who Went Away, by Ann Fessler, where the mother describes losing her daughter to cancer at age sixteen. She confesses that it felt incredibly similar to the loss of her infant from years before, except that no one ever acknowledged the loss she felt and endured when she relinquished...

She Needs to Know
I was heavily into ‘lay-ministry’, spending mornings teaching at the Christian school, afternoons and evenings in planning, teaching or working with others in my church’s music department. I loved my work and was excited about every aspect of it. But a gnawing began to grow. I thought I’d lain this to rest. I...

Preparing Your Hospital Birth Plan
For a birthmother, the time in the hospital is the most integral part of the adoption planning process. Agencies will advise a mother who has chosen adoption to make a plan on what she intends to get out of the hospital, and what she wants before the relinquishment papers are signed. However, this process can be a great way for a woman...

Adoption Photolisting

Featured Children from The Photolisting
Esmeralda (Texas / 14 / F)
Esmeralda is a bright, thoughtful, and intelligent youth. She has a wonderful head on her shoulders and is very mature for her age. Esmeralda is very athletic and active. She loves to play volleyball and plays very well. She has also... [more]

Community Discussions

Community Discussions
Hochzeitskleider & Abendkleider Günstig Online 2014
August 19, 2014, 3:18 pm
Hochzeitskleider & Abendkleider Günstig Online 2014 Dieses schicke Sammlung hochzeitskleider ist voll von Fett, hohe Mode-Designs, die...
Brautmode, Hochzeitskleider, Hochzeitsmode Und Exklusive Abendmode In Augsburg
August 22, 2014, 1:36 pm
40% Bei BALAYI Brautmoden In Berlin Und Hamburg Brautkleider, Abendkleider, Abilballkleider, Cocktailkleider, Hochzeitsanzüge Besonders...
Kate Middleton Wird Zwei Hochzeitskleider Tragen
August 22, 2014, 1:36 pm
Maßangefertigte Brautkleider Hochzeitskleider Abendkleider Für Große Größen Kleine Größen Wer rechtzeitig den Fokus auf eine adäquate...
Adopting from the Philippines...our teens' home country
May 6, 2015, 4:40 am
There is a moratorium on adoptions of healthy infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Only children with special needs, or children over age...
When Do They Move to Kin?
May 6, 2015, 2:11 am
Our ICPC took 11 months. They knew it was going to TPR immediately due to previous cases and aggravated circumstances. They did not ask...
Case Update -- The children were removed
May 5, 2015, 11:58 pm
The only issue i find in your post was you wanting the siblings split up. I would never ask for that unless the child was a threat to the...
Visitor Comments (1)
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cal - 4 years ago
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me and my twin sister were adopted.back in the 60s adored parents were not checked out very well.we were both tortured.: #1

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Ashton (TX / 12 / M)
Ashton has a great deal of strengths. He is thoughtful and polite. He shows appreciation for others' thoughtfulness and values family. Ashton has good communication skills and... [more]
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