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13 Questions to Ask a Prospective Surrogacy Attorney

How long have you worked in assisted reproductive technologies? How many ART cases do you handle a year? What percentage of your practice is devoted to ART? Where are you licensed to practice? What is the average cost of the cases you’ve handled? Do you bill by the hour or charge a flat fee? Do…...

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13 Questions to Ask a Prospective Surrogacy Attorney

How long have you worked in assisted reproductive technologies? How many ART cases do you handle a year? What percentage of your practice is devoted to ART? Where are you licensed to practice? What is the average cost of the cases you’ve handled? Do you bill by the hour or charge a flat fee? Do…...

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Children adopted via domestic adoption are healthy and happy

The Truth About Domestic Adoption

Domestic adoption in the United States has undergone a seismic shift in the last 30 years. When will popular perceptions catch up with the new, healthier reality?

Bonding

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Baby Safety Tips

Take steps to babyproof your home now—before your baby is able to get into trouble.

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Baby Safety Tips

Baby Safety Tips

Take steps to babyproof your home now—before your baby is able to get into trouble.

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Healing adoption trauma through a special birthday event

“Re-Celebrating My Daughter’s First Nine Birthdays”

My daughter's tenth birthday was the first birthday party she'd ever had. Here's how and why we decided to redo all the others.

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Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: A New Sister

We’ve been reading a Big Brother book to our three-year-old son (adopted at birth) to prepare him for the arrival of a six-week-old sister.

Healing adoption trauma through a special birthday event

“Re-Celebrating My Daughter’s First Nine Birthdays”

My daughter's tenth birthday was the first birthday party she'd ever had. Here's how and why we decided to redo all the others.

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ADVICE & SUPPORT

Foster Adoption

Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: Defining Special Needs

Are all children from foster care considered “special needs,” and, therefore, eligible for the full adoption tax credit?

Nia Vardalos shares an excerpt from her story, Instant Mom.

“Instant Mom”

Nia Vardalos describes her first meeting with the preschooler she adopted from U.S. foster care.

Domestic

Children adopted via domestic adoption are healthy and happy

The Truth About Domestic Adoption

Domestic adoption in the United States has undergone a seismic shift in the last 30 years. When will popular perceptions catch up with the new, healthier reality?

International

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Help your child create her own adoption lifebook.

Child-Created Lifebooks

Even if you've made a scrapbook or lifebook for your child, kids this age like to tell their own stories. Here's how to help.

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Kids need to piece together their adoption stories

Sharing Difficult Details with Your Child

Experts offer talking tips and sample language for discussing neglect, abuse, abandonment, and other painful parts of your child's adoption story.

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Peers & Friendships

Helping transracially adopted teens answer questions about race from peers

Ask the Transracial Parenting Expert: Helping Teens Answer Questions About Race

"Last week, my teenage son told me that he was tired of having to explain himself wherever he goes. Why is this happening, and how can I help him?"

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Modern Families

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“Can You Suggest Kids’ Adoption Books for Single Parents?”

Books can help our children make sense of their own stories. They may have questions about things they don’t feel like talking about: being adopted, being raised by a single parent, being raised by gay or lesbian parents.

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