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March/April 2011
Vol. 44 No. 2

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AF Picks: Best Adoption Blogs

These noteworthy sites represent a range of perspectives, personalities, and paths to parenthood.
p. 20

Birds, Bees, and Adoption by Marybeth Lambe, M.D.

Age-by-age advice on how to explain reproduction and birth.
p. 24

The Skin We're In with Sharon Van Epps, Paula O'Loughlin, Skila Brown,
and Deborah Johnson

Three first-person stories about challenging racial stereotypes, and the expert advice and resources that will help your family start talking.
p. 26

Surviving Infertility by Joni Mantell, LCSW

A therapist explains what it's normal to feel, even after you adopt, and puts those emotions into perspective.
p. 30

GROWING UP ADOPTED

Parenting tips and advice for every age and stage

The Early Years: Bonding While You Work by Lee Tobin McClain, Ph.D.

p. 32

Preschool: Our Family Adoption Story by Fran Eisenman

p. 34

Elementary: Is Culture Camp for Us? by Joanne Solchany, Ph.D.

p. 35

Middle & High School: When Therapy Is in Order by Debbie B. Riley, M.S.

p. 36

DEPARTMENTS

From the Editor

p. 4

Letters

p. 6

Holiday Photo Contest Winners

p. 7

Ask AF

p. 8

Adoptalk

• The latest adoption news

p. 14

Notable new reads

p. 14

Calendar of events

Find an event for your family to attend.

p. 15

• Latest Cost & Timing Data -- see the results of AF's survey now!

p. 15

AF Picks

3 savvy sites that help you tell the adoption story.

p. 16

AF Tips

How to adapt sticky school assignments.

p. 16

Waiting Game by Michele Gautsch

Playing the numbers game as you count down to adoption.

p. 17

Our Story by Camilla Kane

Before and after thoughts on becoming a mother via donor egg.

p. 19

At Home by Sherri Gragg

"My daughter is the sun to my sky..."

p. 42

THE EXPERTS

Adoption Law by Janna J. Annest

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and adoption leave.

p. 11

Adoption Parenting by Lois Melina

Why and how to start thinking like a parent.

p. 12

Child Development, Family, Health, and Education Research

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