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Adoption expert Lois Melina on talking with adopted children about unknown birth family information

Feeling Like Part of the Extended Family

Feeling Like Part of the Extended Family

The more you involve the grandparents (and aunts, uncles, and cousins, too) in you adoption process, the more your child feels like part of the clan.

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Children can struggle to cope with divorce

Helping Your Child Cope with Divorce

A child may exhibit "baby" behaviors when his parents divorce.

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Religion can bring your family closer together

Finding Strength in Your Family’s Faith

If you identify with a religion, it can be another source of support and belonging for your child.

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Nontraditional families are thriving

New Family Values

As more singles and gay and lesbian couples are becoming parents by way of adoption, their children may face questions from their schoolmates or tough class projects. Here's how families thrive.

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Adoption expert Lois Melina on talking with adopted children about unknown birth family information

The Open Adoption Family Dynamic

As more of us live with open adoption, we're seeing how it plays out in daily life — and bumping into some unanticipated wrinkles.

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Marie Howe with her daughter, after adopting from China

“The Open Door”

My new child opened up my apartment — and my world — to a new group of friends.

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