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Ask AF: Telling Children About a Change of Heart

Ask AF: Telling Children About a Change of Heart

Adoption expert Ronny Diamond outlines how to tell children when an expectant mother match falls through, after they've become attached to the idea of a new brother or sister.

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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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[Book Review] Adopting on Your Own: The Complete Guide to Adopting as a Single Parent

An adoptive mom reviews Adopting on Your Own, Lee Varon's guide to the wide variety of issues unmarried men and women face when building a family.

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Bringing up adoption in school is your family's decision

Is Your Child Ready for School?

She has her backpack, pencils, and notebook. But does she know how to field adoption questions that might come her way?

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