Adoption

Considering adopting or fostering a child? Learn the ins and outs of the adoption process and the foster care system in your state, including facts on domestic and international adoption, tips on finding an agency, and a breakdown of the cost of fostering or adopting a child.

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How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Adoption Community

Adoptions continued during the pandemic, but birth parents and adoptive families are still facing additional challenges like travel restrictions and changing hospital policies.

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Books About Adoption for Kids

These children's adoption books for parents are full of easy-to-understand lessons in family dynamics, touching stories of love, and adorable characters to help kids understand what it means to be adopted.

Celebrity Moms Who Adopted

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.

Foster Care and the Opioid Crisis: This is What It Looks Like in Real Life

A couple in West Virginia—the epicenter of the opioid crisis—became parents to four children thrown into foster care because of their parents' drug addiction. They are just one family bringing attention to an issue that's plaguing the country. HLN's Lynn Smith dives into the story.