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Alternatives to Family Trees, Baby Albums and Heritage Projects at School

If you are an adoptive parent, you are not alone if you dread school Family Tree projects or “When I Was a Baby” assignments. When my oldest son Keith started Pre-K, I thought we would have a little grace time before we ran into one of those. But… Read More
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NPRGate and the Adoption Triad

 Last week NPR aired a story about transracial adoption and the Melissa Harris-Perry gaffe. NPR generated almost as much controversy for failing to include any transracially adopted adults in its segment as Ms. Harris-Perry did for offering up for m… Read More
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Ethical Practices in Adoption

Prospective adoptive parents are frequently advised to choose agencies and lawyers that abide by ethical adoption practices.  But what does that mean exactly?  And what are the unethical practices you are being advised to avoid?  The American Acad… Read More
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Openness in Adoption: What It Means, How It Works

Adoptive parents are usually aware that these days most domestic infant adoptions have some degree of openness.  According to the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute only 5% are closed adoptions, meanwhile 55% are open and the remaining 40% are me… Read More
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