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Uncomfortable Discount: The Cost of Adopting African-American and Bi-Racial Children

We didn’t want to believe this was still happening, but we could. Fusion, an online news and digital network, conducted a powerful interview that addressed the practice of some adoption agencies offering discounted service fees to urge adoption of African-American and biracial children. Even though some of these agencies have good intentions, this practice of offering [...]

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Mariska Hargitay Adoption Interview

In a recent interview with Good Housekeeping, actress Mariska Hargitay reveals her painful adoption journey that eventually led to two successful infant adoptions, just six months apart. She discusses various defining moments in the adoption process; the dreaded wait, the instant bond formed with a birth mother, the heartbreak of an unlikely adoption reclaim, considering [...]

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“Transracial Adoption Talk” Open Adoption Magazine, Winter 2012

Letter from the Editor: In celebration of the new year, this issue of Open Adoption offers stories of both reflection and hope. On page one, you will find a collage of IAC’s newest families, followed by exciting announcements on page two, including the Holiday Card Contest Winner. We also reveal the look of our new [...]

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Waiting Family Interviewed in E-Zine for South Asian Moms

Marisa Eide & Imran Ashraf are an IAC family pursuing open adoption. Marisa was recently interviewed by an e-zine for South Asian mothers, called MasalaMommas. It’s a great interview addressing topics such as open adoption, transracial adoption, and mixed race marriage. Read the full interview by Anjum Choudhry Nayyar, “The Choice to Adopt: One Couple’s [...]

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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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