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What is it really like to decide on adoption, look through parent profiles to choose a family, and place your child in their arms—and how can the adoption process better serve these women? | BY BARBARA HEREL
Using fun and games to connect with your child can reduce stress for both of you and lead to a secure, enjoyable relationship. A leading attachment therapist explains playful yet powerful ways to build lasting bonds. | BY DEBORAH D. GRAY
“I went to China to find the birth mother who left me on a street corner. Instead, I became the focus of a nation’s buried pain.” | BY JENNA COOK
Kay Ann Johnson spent more than 20 years listening to the anguished accounts of Chinese people who relinquished, adopted, and hid “out-of-plan” or over quota children in the face of the country’s One-Child Policy. Here, she shares some of their stories. | BY KAY ANN JOHNSON
As our children change into teens and young adults, so must our parental roles evolve. Even if, in our mom and dad hearts, we’ll always remember holding onto tiny hands and pledging never to let go…. | BY JEAN MACLEOD
Our failed adoption left our hearts shattered. But, as we learned, this is true no matter how you come to be parents, whenever you choose to love someone or something other than yourself. | BY JENNIFER PALMER
How much does adoption really cost? How long does it take? We share the results of our latest Adoption Cost & Timing Survey.
It remains to be seen exactly how the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges decision will affect adoption equality, so here’s what LGBT parents must still do to protect their families’ rights. | BY MERYL B. ROSENBERG, ESQ.