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Spotlight on AF

Traditions and Rituals
Naming ceremonies, summer playgroup reunions, adoption showers -- family rituals help us recognize special moments. Find heartwarming stories and tips for starting your own traditions at adoptivefamilies.com/rituals.

Good Night's Rest
You announce "bedtime," and your newest arrival goes to bed gladly, waking in the morning with a smile. If this scenario sounds like a dream you need to have, visit adoptivefamilies.com/sleep. Experts and readers share their strategies for dealing with the family bed, wind-down routines, and the first weeks home. Good night and good luck.

NEW! The Basics
If you know a family who's just starting the process, why not give them the gift of Adoptive Families' comprehensive how-to manual? Our 2010 Adoption Guide is filled with must-have information, the most up-to-date adoption agency and attorney listings, best books and websites, cost and timing reports, and more! Check it out at theadoptionguide.com.

Cultural Connections
Whether it's through a culture camp, a playgroup, or a dance class, bringing your child together with other kids who share the same life experiences will help develop his pride and love of his heritage. Find ideas for celebrating culture every day, plus information on heritage travel and homeland trips, at adoptivefamilies.com/heritage. Here’s to a safe, enriching summer!

Adoption Law
What happens at the hospital after birth? Do you need to readopt in an international process? Is your child covered under your insurance plan? Find guidance on the legal aspects of adoption at adoptivefamilies.com/adoption_law, from those who know best: adoption attorneys and fellow adoptive parents.

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