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Domestic Adoption Steps
This article outlines the steps required to complete a domestic newborn adoption — from the first meeting with an agency or attorney to finalization. Anyone who is considering adoption or wants to know more about what happens during the adoption process will want to read this.
After the Adoption
The domestic adoption process doesn't end once you bring a baby home from the hospital. If you're wondering what to expect post placement, this article will help. It details the remaining steps of the adoption process from the day you bring your baby home to the day you finalize the adoption.
The Death of a Birth Parent
What do you do when your child's birth parent dies? How do you help your child cope with loss and grief? This article offers suggestions for helping adoptees cope with the devastating loss of a birth parent.
Keeping an Adoption Journal
You've started the adoption process and are in the midst of paperwork, preparations and waiting. But there's one more thing you might want to do: keep an adoption journal. This article discusses reasons why you should consider writing in a journal about your adoption.
Honoring Mothers by Birth or Adoption
This article talks about the history of two holidays for moms: Mother's Day & Birthmother's Day. It also discusses how important all mothers are - whether they have a child by birth or adoption.
Protecting Yourself From Adoption Scams
When you're waiting and longing for a baby, the last thing you want is to find out a potential birth mom who has chosen you isn't for real. Here are some warning signs of adoption scams to help you protect yourself and avoid this heartbreaking situation.
Domestic vs. International Adoption
Are you interested in adopting but not sure whether to choose domestic or international adoption? This article gives helpful information on the pros and cons of domestic, international and foster care adoption.
Positive Adoption Language
Do you use language that is positive and respectful when talking about adoption? Some people without even realizing it may use terms that can be considered hurtful or offensive. Here's a look at a few common adoption language faux pas - and some more respectful alternatives.
The Day We Met You - Book Review
If you're looking for adoption books to share with your toddler, check out this review of The Day We Met You by Phoebe Koehler
Understanding Hurt Children
The world is full of children who need homes. Many of these kids come from orphanages and foster care and are plagued by troubled pasts and emotional scars. This article will help you to better understand hurt children and decide if this type of adoption is right for you.
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