Domestic Infant Adoption

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Resources for those pursuing domestic U.S. newborn or infant (birth to 2 years) adoption. Includes information about risks, connecting with placing parents, breastfeeding, and more.

Connect with Placing Parents

Suggestions, resources, and experiences about networking to locate expectant and placing parents, for those seeking to adopt in domestic adoption.

Adoptive Breastfeeding

For those interested in considering breastfeeding, find resources and first-hand experiences to help make your decision.

Open Adoption

Open adoption does not mean shared parenting. Learn what it does mean with definitions, explanations, opinions, personal accounts, and legal considerations.

Infants with Special Needs

Merryl Klein, CSW, of Spence-Chapin, answered questions about how special needs infant placements are handled through their agency, types of needs, program costs, openness, and procedures. Chat Transcript.

Risk Factors

Knowing potential warning signs and listening to the experiences of others can help minimize the chance that your adoption will fall through before finalization.

"Infant Adoption Cost Questions and Issues"
Fees, costs, expenses, and some planning ideas, from Bill Betzen of the American Association of Open Adoption Agencies.

Newborn Adoption: The Lifelong Psychological Matrix
This series of articles by noted adoption author, Marcy Axness, offers insight to adopting parents into the lifelong commitment they are making to a child.

Private Domestic Adoption Facts
This overview from the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute includes useful information about the number of infants available for adoption, agency and non-agency adoption, and openness.

The Truth About Domestic Adoption
Adoptive parent Eliza Newlin Carney says, "I keep hearing that adopting in the U.S. is rare, expensive, and risky. The statistics - and my own experience -argue otherwise." This excellent article is a must for newcomers to adoption. From Adoptive Families magazine.
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