Parenting with an Open Heart
Whether you see your child’s birth parents frequently or have never had contact, you can still imbue your adoption and your relationship with your child with openness. | BY LORI HOLDEN
“Finding My Place in the Family“
Though society doesn’t know what to do with birth mothers, I knew I had a place with my son’s parents. At his second birthday party, I learned that I had a place with their family, too. | BY ELSA
“Adoption Is Not Second Best“
Near-strangers feel compelled to tell me about friends who got pregnant after adopting and say, “There’s still hope….” But I don’t hope for a biological child; I hope for a healthy relationship with my two kids. | BY DANIELLE HELZER
What Does a Family Want to Hear While Waiting to Adopt?
Waiting to adopt is hard, especially when the wait stretches on for years. Real parents share the words that comforted them and got them through their waits.
Disagreeing About Discipline with the Birth Family
Would Calling Day Care Workers “Auntie” Confuse an Adopted Child?
Comment on a Pending Amendment to Adoption Regulations
Senate Fails to Pass Landmark Foster Care Act
Intercountry Adoption Updates, October 2016
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, RE: SEPTEMBER 2016
Mommy Moments & Daddy Moments Photo Contest Winners
Thank You to This Issue’s Sponsors:
Adoption by Shepherd Care
Adoptions from the Heart
Bethany Christian Services
Children’s Connections Inc.
National Background Check
Jerri Ann Jenista, M.D.
Ellyn J. Bullock, Solberg & Bullock, LLC
Jennifer Fairfax, Family Formation Law Offices