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2 weeks ago
Teens Speak Out About Open Adoption

Three adolescents share their experiences with open adoption, and how they feel about their relationships with their birth family.

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2 weeks ago
AdoptUSKids

Please check out this video about the difference adoption from foster care can make to the child. Then share it with your friends!

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2 weeks ago
AdoptUSKids

Every May, the child welfare community recognizes foster parents and thanks them for their service to children, youth, and families. Learn more about National Foster Care Month on our website!

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2 weeks ago
At home with the Crenshaws

A video series provides a behind-the-scenes look at one family's adoption journey.

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3 weeks ago
Foster to Adopt: Our Unexpected Journey to Parenthood

Our plan was not to foster to adopt. We just wanted to provide a home for two children in need, but soon our love was so great we became their forever home.

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3 weeks ago
Defining Motherhood — One Adoptive Mother's View

What is a "real" mother? An adoptive mom speculates on societal perspectives of pregnancy vs. adoption, and how she is defining motherhood.

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3 weeks ago
To My Children's Birth Mothers – Thank You

The adoptive mother of two, including a teen, expresses her deep gratitude to both her children's birth mothers for the joys and challenges alike.

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4 weeks ago
A Magazine Made Me Realize, I Want to Adopt a Child

A coworker sent home a few issues of Adoptive Families. Looking through the pictures gave me a feeling of hope, like planting flowers in the spring.

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4 weeks ago
Talking About Adoption with Preteens

How can parents respond to preteens’ questions about adoption or initiate conversation? Adoption therapist Ellen Singer, LCSW, offers advice on talking about adoption with tweens.

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1 month ago
5 Tips to Help Grandparents Accept Our Adoption Plans - Creating a Family

How can you help grandparents accept our adoption plans? What to do if your parents do not approve of your decision to adopt? Tips for winning over reluctant grandparents in adoption.

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