Tech to Adopt When You're Adopting

In the U.S. alone, there are 115,000 children eligible for adoption. Whether they want to learn about the intricacies of the adoption process or adjusting to life as a new parent to an adopted child, adults can turn to technology to help map out the road ahead.

For pregnant mothers considering adoption, the Lifetime Open Adoption app can be used to view and select potential adoptive parents. To simplify the process, it also provides a guide of frequently asked questions answered by women who have gone through the process before.

For those looking to adopt, The Adoption App will take them through the steps and procedures with task lists, calendar reminders and documentation tips. Designed by an adoptive mother who had trouble navigating her own way through the adoption system, the app also features a platform with articles and success stories that will guide and inspire parents along the way.

Once the formal adoption process is complete, there are several adoption forums, support groups and resource centers just a few clicks away.

Then the parenting begins. Technology can help parents prepare their children for their first day of school, keep up with summer reading assignments and start saving up for college.

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