Adoption Facts

Know the facts of adoption before you start the process. We've got you covered with info on agencies, attornies, foster care, consent, legal rights, and more.

Can a Single Person Adopt?

Overcome the obstacles of single-parent adoption.

Adoptive Parents' Shopping List

The must-haves for your family's new arrival.

Starting the Adoption Process

Parents who've already welcomed children into their homes are eager to debunk the many myths that surround adoption. Our guide will set the record straight and start you on your way.

Adoption FAQs

Get the answers to common questions about adoption.

Agency vs. Independent Adoption

Find the method of adoption that best suits your needs.

Children's Books About Adoption

Helpful books to read to your adopted child.

Adopting a Foster Child

Learn about the practice of foster parent adopting.

What Is Open Adoption?

Learn the basics of open adoption.

Surviving the Wait for Your Adopted Baby

Use your time productively while you wait for your newest family member to come home.

All About Adoption Home Studies

What to expect when your life is under examination.

Stepparent Adoption

Learn the laws and process of adopting a stepchild.

All About Independent Adoption

Learn the ABCs of independent adoption.

The Ins and Outs of Financing Adoption

How much does it really cost, and how will you pay for it?

Adopting Through an Agency

Your guide to choosing an adoption agency and bringing a baby home.

The 4 Steps of Adoption

What you need to do before bringing home your new baby.

Who Can Adopt?

Find out if you'd be able to adopt a child.

How to Tell Your Story to the Birthparents

Compiling the perfect portfolio for adopting a child.

Q&A: Adam Pertman on the Truth About Adoption

Adam Pertman is the executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, a national nonprofit that is the preeminent research, policy, and education organization in its field. He is the author of Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America.

Q&A with Adam Pertman

Adam Pertman is Director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute.