Domestic Adoption

Hoping for a domestic adoption? Learn the basics about newborn or baby adoptions, the costs, and risks. Learn about open adoption, foster parenting adoptions, and other issues.

Adopting a Child with Spina Bifida

Adopting a special needs child can bring challenges to a family but also plenty of joy. One mother describes the emotional journey of adopting her daughter with Spina Bifida from China.

Foster Care Explained

Parenting a foster care child can be a very rewarding and potentially challenging experience. If you're considering fostering a child, here is what you need to know.

Is a Foster-Care Child Right for Your Family?

Before embarking on the steps it takes to foster a child, find out if you and your family are prepared for the addition.

Foster-Care Requirements

Once you've decided that you and your family are ready to take on a foster child, there are several standards you'll need to meet. Read our checklist of foster-care parent requirements.

Online Resource Guide

Want to learn more about caring for foster children? Here are online resources that have been carefully evaluated for Parents.com by a team of academic professionals from Tufts University in Medford, Mass.

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