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Well, the cottage we rented for our third trip to visit Beth's birth family in Indiana was a tad more rustic (rusty water in the…
As my children get older, my adoption discussions with them get more complicated. Early on, our talks were cheerful and sprinkled with happy words, like…
Things have a way of working out. Things have a way of working out... This is my mantra for our upcoming visit with my daughter's…
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Part of my decision to offer online and local groups for parents of adopted teens was related to the challenges you posed in trying…
ForeverMommy, we adopted first in California and then Ohio. As I said, our twins, who came to us when we were fostering in CA, …
Thank you so much for sharing your story. We adopted our daughters through the US foster care system. Our girls came from some very…
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You are finally home with your newly adopted child, and you're thrilled—but why can't you stop thinking about that failed birth mother match? Parents discuss the emotions that can complicate new-parent joy.
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Two adoptive moms and a birth mother hold a round table discussion about open adoption, touching on the match, contact agreements, birth siblings, the philosophy that drives openness, and more.
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"My parents always told me that I could accomplish whatever I put my mind to as long as I worked hard enough. So when my husband and I were ready to have kids, it never occurred to us that we couldn't make it happen."
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