Table of Contents: March 2018



Creating a Photographic History for an Older Child

Pictures help show our children that their lives matter, and that they are part of a family. A photographer and adoptive mom offers her advice for taking and preserving meaningful moments. | BY SANDRA EMINGER

Personal Essays

“One of the Missing Pieces”

When older children argue and act out, it’s often connected to events from their past. How could any child move through 14 foster placements in seven years unscathed? But a breakthrough last night brought us one piece closer to feeling like a solid family. | BY MICHAEL SERRA

“Race…and Starbucks”

My parents were immigrants from Germany and India, my husband also comes from a mixed background; we have one biological child, and one adopted from South Korea. What makes my daughter Korean? What makes her American? | BY LENA CHOUDHARY


Responding to “Your Child Looks Just Like You!”

We asked our readers how they respond when someone comments that their child “looks just like” them. Read the answers.

Ask AF

AFC Photo Contest

Winter Fun



Thank You to This Issue’s Sponsors:

Adoption by Shepherd Care
Adoptions from the Heart
Children’s Connections Inc.

Ellyn J. Bullock, Solberg & Bullock, LLC
Dr. Jane Aronson


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