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Prospective and Adoptive Parents

     º Adoption Process:
     • Adoption: Facts and an FAQ from Adoptive Families Magazine
     • Adoption: Where Do I Start?
     • The Adoption Home Study Process
     • Legal Issues of Independent Adoption
     • How to Assess the Reputation of Licensed, Private Adoption Agencies
     • Adoption Options: A Fact Sheet for Families
     • Adoption Options-at-a-Glance: A Companion Guide for Families
     • Openness in Adoption: A Fact Sheet for Families
     • Costs of Adopting: A Fact Sheet for Families
     º Non-Traditional Adoptions:
     • Stepparent Adoption
     • Intercountry Adoption
     • Foster Parent Adoption: What Parents Should Know
     • Adopting Children with Developmental Disabilities
     • Adopting a Child With Special Needs
     • Single Parent Adoption: What You Need to Know
     • Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents
     º Miscellaneous Articles:
     • "If I'm Adopted, What Do You Call the Other Children?"
     • Adoption Stories Touch the Heart ~ In honor of National Adoption
       Awareness Month, as a society, let's begin to see birthmothers as they
       truly are: givers of life.

Personal Stories
     º Miriam's story ~ after struggling with infertility treatments, Miriam and her husband adopted a 7 1/2 month old baby in Israel
     º Jo's story ~ birthmother to one daughter with 3 children in the home and eagerly awaiting the arrival of her firstborn from across the Atlantic
     º Are you in the process of adopting or have you already adopted a child? Would you like to share your adoption story with StorkNet? If so, click here.

Web Resources
     º  Adoptive Families.com
The award-winning national adoption magazine, is a leading adoption information source for families before, during, and after adoption.
     º American Association of Open Adoption Agencies
Information and resources developed by agencies practicing openness.
     º Perspectives Press
Books on infertility and adoption.
     º Adoptive Families Magazine
Bimonthly information source for families before, during, and after adoption.
     º AdoptiveParents.com
A complete resource for those hoping to adopt - from Adoption.com
     º How to Make Adoption an Affordable Option
From the National Endowment for Financial Education
     º Joint Council on International Children's Services
Joint Council on International Children’s Services advocates on behalf of children in need of permanent families and promotes ethical practices in intercountry adoption.

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