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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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Religious Freedom Laws and the License to Discriminate

This post originally appeared in the Expert Advice section on the great site Gays with Kids. I was in my office this past June when the Supreme Court (finally) held that the right to marry extends to same-sex couples with the Obergefell decision. I… Read More
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Four Things You Must Put in Your Adoption Profile

Making an adoption profile seems overwhelming when you are first putting it together.  It’s easy to get lost in choosing the perfect picture or just the right words.  Here are four simple tips that will help you find your way:  1.  New pict… Read More
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What the Recent SCOTUS Ruling Means for New Yorkers

This post originally ran on the blog of the New York Legal Assistance Group, and was co-authored with staff attorney Anya Mukarji-Connolly.  The historic United States Supreme Court ruling that has legalized same-sex marriage sends a strong message… Read More
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Top 12 Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Stories of 2014 - Part 2

As promised, here is the second part of my round up of the biggest stories of the year.  Follow me on Twitter, where I post almost every day, for all of the latest news as it happens.  7.  Thailand abruptly halts international surrogacy.  Amid r… Read More
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Top 12 Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Stories of 2014 - Part 1

This has been a big year for adoption and assisted reproduction in the news.  Here is the first half the run down of the biggest stories of 2014.  To stay on top of all of the latest news, follow me on Twitter. 1.  Jimmy Fallon welcomes a second… Read More
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Introducing Jason!

My husband Kevin and I were pleased to welcome our second son Jason on April 2nd!  He weighed 7 lbs 11 oz and was 19 inches long.  Jason was full term, unlike our older son Keith who was 8 weeks premature.  We’ve been learning about how ful… Read More
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The Downton Abbey Adoption Plotline

Spoiler Alert!  If you’re an avid Downton fan and you’re behind on the show, stop reading now.  As I watched the Downton Abbey season finale on Sunday, I was intrigued by Lady Edith’s adoption plotline.  The story is remarkably sympathetic a… Read More
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Cutting Through the Confusion About Second-Parent Adoptions in New York

A judge in Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court recently sent shockwaves through the community with the decision refusing to grant a second-parent adoption for the non-biological mom in a married lesbian couple.  Her reasoning was New York law already recog… Read More
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International Adoption News

In the last few weeks there has been a flurry of news about countries that have or had significant inter-country adoption programs.  I’ve tweeted about these updates as they hit the web, but it’s useful to consolidate them into one post.  First… Read More
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