The preparation and waiting period before adoption can be an emotional time for prospective adoptive parents. In this section are resources about adoption that can help parents and families ease into the experience of welcoming a new person into a family.
Adoptive Parent Preparation
Provides videos, articles, and other tools to assist prospective adoptive parents as they enter the adoption process.
Coping With Anxiety – Surviving the Adoption Wait
Addresses some of the issues surrounding the adoption wait in intercountry adoption.
Pre-adoption Information Meetings
Adoptive Families Magazine
Provides a searchable database to locate pre or postadoption meetings and cultural and heritage events.
Preparing Your Family for Adoption
Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition New York
Offers helpful tips for prospective adoptive parents.
Children Awaiting Parents
Presents an assessment tool to help families determine if adoption is right for them.
Tools and Resources for Families Formed Through Adoption, Fostering, and Kinship
Provides books to help adoptees and adoptive families navigate the adoption process.