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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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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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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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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 beca… 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 int… Read More
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