Moving our family to a new city showed me that my three children, adopted at older ages, are far more resilient than I'd imagined.
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Kids & Pets Contest
Meet the winners, Nick and Chris, with their dogs Jaz, Sunny, and Tucker, and the finalists.
Daddy & Me Photo Contest
Meet the winners, Dezy, Griffin, and Brad, and the finalists.
"All of Us" Photo Contest
Meet the winners, Christopher, Christy, and Novia, and the finalists.
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Life as a visible family can be challenging, but it's never dull
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Here are some of the resources that have helped my adoptive family the most through the years, and the places I still go for advice when I need it.
After adopting, it's critical that we simplify our lives and household routines so that we can focus on nurturing our children. Here's how.
Finding the balance between sharing and secrecy is a high wire act worthy of Cirque de Soleil. And if it's a challenge for us parents, who've chosen adoption freely, how much trickier is it for our kids, who had no choice?
Adoptive families should be able to reach out during the tough times -- and there will be tough times -- but without breaching their child's privacy.
Why did the couple sitting next to my big-for-his age African son and I at the restaurant launch into an ugly conversation about the Trayvon Martin case? I know, though sometimes I wish I didn't.
Parents who adopted transracially live in constant tension: how thoroughly should we prepare our kids for the ugliness that exists in the world? How carefully should we guard their innocence?
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