My husband and I have adopted 5 children at ages ranging from 8 to 14 from foster care. They are all now adults (ages ranging from 25 to 47) so…
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Adoption as a First Choice
For parents who have chosen or are choosing adoption as their first parenting route—instead of or in addition to having biological children.
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Married moms…. please consider participation in a dissertation research study that will examine perceptions of parental competence and satisfaction for mothers of adopted or non-adopted children. To participate or find…
RESEARCH STUDY Participants NEEDED Mothers…. please consider participation in a dissertation research study that will examine perceptions of parental competence and satisfaction for mothers of adopted or non-adopted children. To…
Your first conversation with the adoptive parent(s) is very important and will hopefully provide you with a lot of information about the family that may adopt your child. Here are…
Hello all, My name is Tracy O’Neill, and I’m writing an article about single adoptive fathers. If any of you are single adoptive fathers or single almost-dads in the adoption…
Wondering if anyone has chosen to go through the licensing process and then able to successfully postpone until they are ready? We have the time right now so are currently…
Here is a story you may appreciate. It’s titled, Couple Gave Up Having Their Own Children to Adopt a Family This Christmas. It profiles a couple who chose to adopt…
Adoption was our first choice for a while. This was until we did our research and realized that the children who need adoption are not the ones that people stand…
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