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March/April 2012
Vol. 45 No. 2

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7 Ways to Give Your Child a History by Gregory C. Keck, Ph.D., and Regina M. Kupecky, LSW

Hands-on activities that will help children adopted at older ages understand their stories.
p. 20

In Their Words

Adolescent adoptees offer first-person wisdom to fellow adoptees.
p. 24

Midlife Moms and Dads by Joanne Cronrath Bamberger

Parents who embraced sippy cups and class trips later in life explain the joy, and challenges, that come with parenting in your golden years.
p. 26

GROWING UP ADOPTED

Parenting tips and advice for every age and stage

The Early Years: Bonding Bliss by Joanne Solchany, Ph.D., and Marybeth Lambe, M.D.

p. 29

Preschool: How We Became a Family by Fran Eisenman

p. 31

Elementary: Their Own Thing by Carol Peacock

p. 32

Middle & High School: In Charge of Their Stories by Marybeth Lambe, M.D.

p. 33

DEPARTMENTS

From the Editor

p. 5

Letters

p. 6

Ask AF

p. 8

Holiday Photo Contest Winners

p. 7

Adoption News & Notes

The latest news in adoption.

p. 14

Living with Diversity by Margaret Charette

Heritage camp gives this young adoptee the chance to be around kids just like her, ultimately allowing her to stand out and discover her true self.

p. 16

In My Opinion by Rachel Garlinghouse

Positive adoption language helps correct misunderstandings about adoption. But this parent of two adopted children poses the question, "is it too PC?"

p. 19

At Home by Laura Broadwell

A mother shares that at 13, her daughter "is still figuring out who she is. Race is one part of the picture, adoption is another."

p. 38

THE EXPERTS

Adoption Law by Janna J. Annest

An adoption attorney explains the practical and legal considerations that are required of "nontraditional" parents.

p. 10

Adoption Medicine by Deborah Borchers, M.D.

Expert advice on staying healthy during your adoption trip.

p. 11

Child Development, Family, Health, and Education Research

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