Tag Archives: Adoption In the Media

Children adopted via domestic adoption are healthy and happy

The Truth About Domestic Adoption

The Truth About Domestic Adoption

I keep hearing that adopting in the U.S. is rare, expensive, and risky. The statistics — and my own experience — argue otherwise.

A film about birth family search.

Q&A: Bryan and Angela Tucker of Closure

After a lifetime of wondering who? and why?, an adoptee set out to find some answers. The award-winning documentary that follows her birth family search has already sparked thousands of dialogues.

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Movies about adoption or foster care can be a great resource

Adoption Films for Family Movie Night

Use this guide to plan a family movie night or two this season. These flicks will captivate your kids, and open up adoption talks long after the credits have rolled.

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One of many adoptions by same-sex couples

Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples Still on the Rise

The recent increase in gay and lesbian couples adopting in the U.S. explained.

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Book Excerpt: The Mercy Rule

Read an excerpt from Perri Klass' new novel about a pediatrician who grew up in foster care — and now works with similar at-risk patients.

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Black women adopt, perhaps not as visibly as white parents

“Yes, Black Women Do Adopt”

Talking with Black women about adoption became a routine part of motherhood for me, alongside diapers, homework, and the warmth I feel every time I look at my son.

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An adopted girl with her family.

“What ‘Real’ Means to Me” – An Adoptee’s Story

Being asked who your "real parents" are is part of being an adoptee. Even though I know now what parenting means, those four letters still make me cringe.

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My life changed forever when I decided to adopt a Chinese baby

“Helpless Love”

There is an irrevocable moment when you become a parent, an instant when the idea of your child enters your heart forever.

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

When They Just Don’t Get It

The world knows a lot more about adoption these days, but not enough. It's our job to keep chipping away at society's biases, for the sake of our kids.

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A family formed through transracial adoption

Looking Back: “Where Do I Belong?”

In the film "Outside Looking In," a transracial adoptee explore the complexities of his identity.

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A family formed through gay adoption

The Dream of a Family

All kinds of couples, even LGBT couples, are turning to adoption to build their forever families.

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Being open about my child's birth mother brought us closer together

“Someone I Will Never Know”

I had never met my child's birth mother. Could I learn to love her?

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White adoptive parents in a multiracial family

“Embracing Differences”

Why should I try to make my son feel 'the same'? Why shouldn’t I learn to be more like him?

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