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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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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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Embryo Donation

A few weeks ago I was talking to a woman whose doctor suggested she pursue IVF. Because of her firmly-held religious beliefs, she had reservations about what she would do with any unused embryos. When her doctor assured her that any number of familie… 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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