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September/October 2012
Vol. 45 No. 5

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SPECIAL SECTION: ADOPTION IN THE CLASSROOM

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To Share or Not to Share by Carol Rogers

Talking about adoption with your child's teacher is your choice, based on what you feel is right for your family. How have others decided?
p. 20

Educating My Fellow Teachers by Leonlida Ditomasso

When it comes to adoption, instructors need to check their curriculum and their stereotypes.
p. 22

Assignments Ahead by Carrie Howard

Prepare for those awkward school projects now, and you'll soon be watching from the sidelines as your children handle them with grace.
p. 24

Preparing for Curious Classmates by Carol Rogers

Teaching your child how to handle unwelcome comments about adoption and race will serve her through the school years and beyond.
p. 27

GROWING UP ADOPTED

Parenting tips and advice for every age and stage

The Early Years: Don't Overshare by Fran Eisenman

p. 29

Preschool: Play: The Work of Children by Joanne Solchany, Ph.D., ARNP

p. 30

Elementary: Why Didn't They Keep Me? by Carrie Krueger

p. 31

Middle & High School: Speaking Up by Debbie Riley, M.S.

p. 33

DEPARTMENTS

From the Editor

p. 4

Letters

p. 5

Ask AF

p. 8

Mommy & Me and Daddy & Me Photo Contest Winners

p. 6

Living with Diversity by Gabriela Johnson

If your daughter is African-American, pulling her hair into a 'simple' bun is not so simple.

p. 16

About Birthparents by Samantha L. Hines

"Our youngest son's birthmother is pregnant? What should we expect?"

p. 18

At Home by Tracy Rasmussen

An adoptive mother shares how her decision to parent her children's DNA, not her own agenda, opens up new worlds.

p. 38

THE EXPERTS

Adoption Medicine by Judith K. Eckerle, M.D. and Dana E. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D.

Expert advice on caring for a premature infant, at the hospital and at home.

p. 10

Adoption Parenting by Lois Melina

An adoption expert on sending the right messages when you talk about birthparents.

p. 15

Child Development, Family, Health, and Education Research

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