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September Highlights

Sleep 101
Even if your child has trouble sleeping through the night, the problem doesn’t have to dominate your every waking hour. In the January/February 2005 issue, read “All Through the Night” for sleep strategies tailored to fir your family’s needs. Then, visit AF’s Sleep page to read articles from AF’s archives and find our list of recommended books for tired parents.

The Adoption Planner
If you’re just starting out in adoption, download Adoptive FamiliesAdoption Planner. We have compiled helpful worksheets, complete with sample budgets and timelines, along with links to Web resources, to guide you step-by-step through the process.

Best of 2004
In our end-of-the-year e-newsletter we've highlighted the best and most thought-provoking articles of the year from Adoptive Families magazine. Read our December 2004 Adoptive Families e-newsletter online and sign up to receive the e-mail version each month on our home page:

Share Your Story What’s the best book to recommend to prospective adoptive parents? How did you hear about it and how did it help you during your adoption?
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Gifts That Give Back In the spirit of the season, we searched for online merchants who contribute part of their proceeds to charitable causes. Here's what we found.

AF Bookstore: Whether you’re looking for a how-to guide, a memoir, or a great book for your multiracial kids, you’ll find it at the Adoptive Families bookstore.

Parent-to-Parent FAQ: Share your adoption experiences and advice with other moms and dads.

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Thereís a lot of positive—and negative—focus on adoption in the media and business worlds. Offer your kudos to those who get it and educate those who donít.

Adoption Professional Central: Want to list an event or let others know about your support group? Hereís the place to do it. Sign up now.

Media Page: Read our reviews before you go to the movies, and post your own opinions and reviews, too.

Parent Support: Find a local adoptive-parents support group.

Agency and Program Listings: A database of more than 500 programs throughout the U.S., with detailed information on adoption requirements, costs, and timing.

Calendar of Events: Adoption-related celebrations, conferences, seminars, playgroups, and support groups in your neck of the woods.

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