Adopting a child is such a powerful, emotional experience that it's hard for parents to put it into words. But we got four families -- who adopted in different ways -- to tell us what it's like.
At first, we envisioned welcoming a baby into our home. But we soon discovered that adopting older children was right for us.
Serial adopter Angelina Jolie may get most of the press, but she's far from being the only celeb to become a mama through adoption. A slew of stars we love have done the same. Check out our list of fabulous adoptive moms -- and meet their lucky kids.
"In some ways, the process of open adoption was incredibly simple. In other, it was far more complicated than we ever imagined."
When this 20-something, fertile couple decided to adopt a child, they shocked family and friends -- and so did their daughter's birth mom.
The extraordinary tale of a man who found an abandoned baby in a subway station and ended up with the family of his dreams.
"First-time parent at 41? If this is my midlife crisis, I couldn't have hoped for a sweeter one."
Think that adoption is incredibly complicated? Here, the tale of one family who got the baby of their dreams.
One thing led to another, and we became -- unexpectedly -- twice-blessed.
Find out which famous people were raised by adoptive families.
Meet three families who chose open adoption (they keep in touch with the birth mother) and see how they make it work.
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.
Adopting a child from overseas comes with a unique set of challenges. We take you through the requirements of five countries and share the lessons parents learned along the way.
A father reflects on the journey as he brings his new son home.