Adoption Education

Adopting a Child with Autism

As you begin your adoption journey, you’re likely to pause as you consider your future child’s abilities; from diagnoses like fetal alcohol spectrum disorders to autism or Down syndrome, there are plenty of “special needs” your new little one may hold as a diagnosis. And while those diagnoses are nothing to be taken lightly, there is more info you need to know before you mark “no” on an autism diagnosis.
 
So, what is autism?

Post-Adoption Depression

We know adoption poses a big transition for families. While adoption is an exciting time of newness, love, and joy, post-adoption depression is a very …

10 Ways to Help An Adoptive Family

While ways to support expecting parents are well established, for many, it’s harder to understand the best ways to support an adoptive family.

Why is International Adoption So Expensive?

Let’s break down the costs of international adoption to unveil some of the steps and stakeholders involved.

Partner Highlight: Show Hope is Breaking Down Adoption Barriers Through Medical Care Grants!

We are thrilled to share that an organization dedicated to breaking down adoption barriers offers medical care grants to support adoptive families at any stage of their journey.

Becoming a Mom Through Adoption

My husband and I got married in 2011. We wanted a big family. When you get married, you think you’re going to plan out your life and everything’s going to go according to plan. Ours did not.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Deeper Dive

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) falls, as the name implies, on a spectrum. Some people go their whole lives largely unaffected by FASD, while others need lifelong assistance with daily tasks. While FASD can be tricky to diagnose, it’s important to remember that there is so much hope for children with FASD!

What Does It Mean to Adopt a Child with FASD?

While FASD can at times be a puzzling condition that is difficult to be diagnosed, there is so much hope for children and families living with FASD! The most important thing to remember? A lot of the “treatment” for FASD involves adjusting your mindset!

Answering Your Questions About Adopting a Child With HIV

Can a child with HIV spread HIV from a cut or scrape?* HIV can only be transmitted through blood-to-blood contact, sexual contact, breastmilk, and IV …

Advice from Parents of Kids Who Have HIV

We recently asked parents of kids who have HIV a few questions: What is something you wish you knew prior to adopting a child with …

What does it mean to adopt a child who has HIV?

Many adoptive families are surprised to find that HIV is a very manageable medical condition. While HIV is a chronic illness that currently doesn’t have …

9 Fundraising Ideas for Your Adoption!

AGCI has helped bring over 4,000 children home from 23 countries in the past 30 years. Time and again, we have seen God provide children …