While some families decide to adopt after facing infertility, other families choose adoption after already having children in their home, either biological or adopted. Find resources below with information about, building a family through birth and adoption, including stories of families who have adopted in this way.
Adoption After Having Biological Children
Berkeley Parents Network
Provides postings of parents who describe their experiences of adopting after having biological children.
Blending Children by Birth and Adoption
Creating a Family
Offers information on how parents can help their children blend into a cohesive family unit after adoption. This web section provides interviews with adoption professionals, factsheets, suggested blogs, and other resources.
Perfect Timing: After Raising 6 Daughters We Found Our Son
Ogilvie & Ogilvie (2013)
Shares the perspective of empty-nest, older parents who adopted an 8-year-old through intercountry adoption.
Talking With Your Resident Kids About Foster or Kinship Care
Creating a Family (2021)
Offers ways to describe what foster or kinship care is to your biological children, explains why these conversations are important, and provides examples of how to initiate these types of conversations.
Why Adopt When You Have Biological Children?
Adoptive Families Circle, Adoption Blog: Melting Pot Families
Focuses on the experience of a mother who chose adoption as a way to continue to build her family.