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What You Need to Know About Creating an Adoption Portfolio

Have you ever wondered what an adoptive parent profile should really include, or maybe even what it shouldn’t? From photos to text, this interview discusses what it takes to build a successful parent profile, and much more. Host Dawn Davenport, of Creating A Family, delves deeper into the details of parent profiles on the weekly [...]

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My Adoption Library

I went to a workshop a few years ago where we had one poster, six markers and five minutes to tell our life story. I drew a book, which looked more like a butterfly, and told the story of my life in one-sentence chapters. A book worked as a metaphor for the assignment, but I [...]

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Social Media’s Impact on Adoption

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy This morning the TODAY Show featured a story that helps reveal the impact of social media on adoption. The video clip above explains how an adoptive mother and her daughter used Facebook to find the woman who placed her for adoption 19 years [...]

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“Mom, Why Don’t I Look Like You?”

In the past, through closed adoptions, these were probably dreaded words to hear. But now with open adoption, these words are easily explained and most likely already known from a very early age. By the time your child is asking these types of questions, they are noticing the differences around them and trying to figure [...]

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Meryl’s Top 10 List: Strategies for Parenting at a Certain Age

When we told family and friends we were adopting, many called us brave. Here are a few of the strategies that help us manage mature parenthood with grace: #10 Say “Yes!” When someone you trust offers to watch your little one “sometime”, schedule it! You need personal time, and mommy/daddy weekends away are essential for [...]

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Children Raised by Lesbian Parents Have Excellent Outcomes

A new study published in Pediatrics: Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics shows children raised by lesbian mothers have better adjustment than children raised in heterosexual homes. You can download the study at: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/reprint/peds.2009-3153v1. This study is significant because it shows that children raised with lesbian parents are not at any higher risk [...]

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For the Life of Me: The Secrets of Closed Adoption Last a Lifetime

“For the Life of Me” is the most powerful movie I have ever seen about adoption. However, the drama of this film is not around adoption per se, but rather about secrets, the secrets of closed adoptions. What makes this film so tremendously powerful is that all of the protagonists are elderly adoptees. We watch [...]

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