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Saying Farewell to the Crib and Hello to the Big-kid Bed

Most toddlers can physically climb out of their crib by the time they’re 35 inches tall, although some adventurous toddlers master crib escape sooner. Dr. Mark Widome, professor of pediatrics in Hershey, Pa., encourages parents to transition climbing toddlers out of their crib and into a toddler bed for safety reasons. You’ll also want to [...]

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Modern Extended Family

Even so, the knowledge we now have tells us that modern infant adoption increasingly involves informed consent, mutual respect and the genuine best interests of children to a degree that simply hadn’t existed before. And it tells us — in the really big picture — that adoption as a social institution continues to do what [...]

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Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Delays When Filing for the Adoption Tax Credit

It’s tax season again and time you file your adoption tax credit. In order to avoid the delays experienced by many adoptive families last year, follow the ten helpful tips provided by Creating A Family in their recent blog post, “Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Delays When Filing for the Adoption Tax Credit.” In addition [...]

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Meet Glenda Duru, Birthparent Outreach, Houston

Greetings all, I am Glenda Duru, a native of Houston, Texas. I am of Nigerian Descent and truly love my Nigerian heritage. I received my bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Prairie View A&M University. Currently, I am completing my Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Houston.  I have a long-term goal [...]

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Celebrating Adoption Through Photography

“An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.”-Chinese proverb From this quote grew the name Red Thread and its connection to adoption. Red Thread Sessions, an organization that provides complimentary photography services to adoptive families, was [...]

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Waiting to Adopt: Shop for Baby Furniture

“This one’s too big, this one’s too small, this one fits just right!” Finding the right baby furniture for your child is very important and finding quality furniture at a decent price can be a hassle. But getting started early will help you sift through all the products and find the best furniture for your [...]

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Waiting to Adopt: Select A Name for Baby

“A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet.” ~ William Shakespeare Regardless of what you name your child, you will love he/she unconditionally. But picking out a name is one of the most exciting things to do before your child arrives! It’s a way to create a meaningful connection, whether it be familial, [...]

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Tax Attorney Discusses Adoption Tax Credit

Adoption Share hosted an interview with a tax attorney to address new changes regarding the adoption tax credit. For answers to your questions, read the transcript.

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Destiny Fulfilled: Single Woman Becomes an Adoptive Mother-Part 2

Part two of Darlene’s story tells of what led her to her daughter Shayna Rose, revealing the ordinary day that turned into the day she’d never forget, and how her life forever changed. To hear the rest of Darlene’s story read: “Triumph Over Tragedy: A Baby Miracle (Part 2)

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Destiny Fulfilled: Single Woman Becomes an Adoptive Mother

Darlene recently adopted a newborn baby girl through the IAC after a 37 month wait. Her story of perseverance is told in a two part series in the San Ramon Patch. Part one, published today, details what led her to adoption in the first place. Part two, coming out tomorrow, will chart her struggles and [...]

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