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A Memo to My Fellow Teachers About Adoption in the Classroom

A Memo to My Fellow Teachers

A Memo to My Fellow Teachers

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

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Non-traditional adoptions

Adopting When You’re Single, Gay, Older, or Living Abroad

The growing number of one-parent households, availability of adoption subsidies in most states for children with special needs, and agencies' desire to find homes for children who are older or who have disabilities are driving the acceptance of single-parent adoption.

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Adoption expert Lois Melina on talking with adopted children about unknown birth family information

Feeling Like Part of the Extended Family

The more you involve the grandparents (and aunts, uncles, and cousins, too) in you adoption process, the more your child feels like part of the clan.

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Coversations about birth mothers can be emotional

A Death in the Family

As children get older, they come to understand that everyone experiences loss.

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Cover of The First Year: Hepatitis C

[Book Review] The First Year: Hepatitis C

Written by two HCV postitive women, this book can help adoptive parents understand and manage the hepatitis C virus.

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