Essential and enjoyable reading for adoptive parents
If you're an adoptive parent, you need to subscribe to Adoptive Families, which includes practical parenting advice, stories about or by adoptive parents, news on the latest federal and state laws, discussions of common problems, and so much more. Adoptive Families is also an important resource for people who are planning to adopt their first child (or second, third, and so on).
I've been a subscriber for years, and strongly recommend this publication.
Christine Adamec Author, There ARE Babies to Adopt
I started geting this magazine even before I became an adoptive parent. It has great information in a well organized format. My social worker actually gives out old copies of this to all prospective parents. I highly recommend it.
Adoptive and Foster Families
The Adoptive Family magazine is chocked full of useful and practical advise not only for adoptive families but for those who are fostering children as well. My husband and I read the magazine from cover to cover and then pass them along to family members who are learning about positive adoption language and realistic expectations. We love this magazine. It was the best find for our family situation!
Very good, but...
This magazine is and will be invaluable to me and my family for years to come. But, it does lack important and specific information regarding international adoption, which is how we became a family, via China. It is very slanted to domestic adoption.
Great For International Adoptions
I purchased a one year subscription to this magazine and while I really enjoyed it, I found it to be highly geared toward parents who have adopted internationally. There were articles about things like explaining why adopted kids from other countries looked different, traveling back to the child's country or origin, understanding health issues that are more common in certain nationalities, etc. My son was adopted as a toddler from foster care and in most issues, there were very few articles that I felt applied to us or to kids who were born in the US in general.