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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 moc… 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 Academy of… Read More
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Language Matters - How Courts Talk about Children and Parents

I read a lot of court opinions, and, to be honest, they are usually kind of dull. Judges write in a very modulated style and are not known for dramatic flourishes. But recently I’ve come across two opinions that made me take notice – one because… Read More
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Stars are Just Like Us

When Jimmy Fallon announced the birth of his daughter Winnie last summer, speculation started immediately about how he and his wife Nancy Juvonen built their family. In the comments on web posts about their family there was a pitched battle between t… Read More
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Baby Care Classes for Pre-Adoptive and Expecting Intended Parents

When you’re knee deep in the adoption process or your surrogacy journey, it can be surprisingly easy to lose sight of the fact that at the end of process you really will be adding a new baby to your family. Some pre-adoptive and expecting inten… Read More
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How to Create a Great Adoption Profile

Preparing your adoption profile seems daunting, but it shouldn’t be. The possibilities are almost limitless, and you can really have fun doing it. Here are a few pointers that will help you get started: 1. Get inspiration by looking at other famili… 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 media… Read More
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