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Open Adoption Magazine, Winter 2010

Happy New Year everyone! The IAC is thrilled to ring in the New Year with the release of our Winter issue of Open Adoption Magazine. For a full newsletter archive visit the Independent Adoption Center’s website. Highlights in this issue include IAC’s prestigious recognition by the Human Rights Campaign for excellence in LGBT adoption, the […]

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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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Caring for African American Hair: Tips and Tricks

You adopted this beautiful little girl with hair so different from your own. You want to take good care of it and maintain it in a way that is respectful of the child and of her heritage, but you’re not quite sure where to start. Relax. You can do this. Here are a few tips […]

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Why parents choose open adoption

Having birthparents involved can seem like an unnecessary complication, especially after a long struggle with infertility. However, deciding which avenue of adoption to take is going to be your first actual parenting decision. Focusing on what is in the best interest of your future child, even if the answer stretches your comfort zone, should be […]

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