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Cultural Heritage: Connecting With Your Child's History

Summer Heritage Guide: If You Have a Weekend or Less

Summer Heritage Guide: If You Have a Weekend or Less

Great heritage ideas that dont require plane ticketsor even a full tank of gas.

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Giving back to the community by selling candles

The Joy of Giving Back

Many of us start out thinking we are simply adding a child to our life. But for the families featured here, the immeasurable joy they found through adoption inspired them to serve needs even greater than their own.

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A prospective adoptive mom reading adoption websites on her laptop computer

“Logging On for Love”

Many of us wonder if the Internet is the adoption wave of the future. Here's one family's story.

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family bedsharing

“Sleeping Together as a Family”

At night, each of this mother's three children wanted to be with mom.

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Songs about adoption

Listen to the Musical Beat of Love

Musicians—from folk singers to rappers—are tuning in to adoption to create deeply personal reflections and hummable melodies. These songs are what you need when words aren't enough.

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Adoptive parents share their stories naming their adopted child.

What’s in a Name? For an Adopted Child, A Lot!

When a child joins a family with his own history, his own culture—his own name—parents may want to look beyond the pages of a baby names book.

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Insight into birth mothers' feelings after placement.

What Is Life Like for Birth Mothers After Placement?

On Your Feet Foundation's national survey provides insight into birth mothers' emotional experiences after placement and what can help them heal.

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Only-child households are common in adoptive families

Do We Stop at Just One?

Wondering whether to raise an only child? Half of all adoptive families do. How they thrive, despite occasional (or frequent!) second thoughts.

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In this study, most birth parents enjoyed their open adoptions

The Birth Parent Perspective

A major study reveals that open adoption works well for everyone involved. Hear what families say is good about the process — and what could be better.

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Adopting a toddler may be right for your family

Small Wonders: Adopting a Toddler

Straddling the line between infancy and autonomy, toddlers experience adoption in unique ways. Here's what you need to know to face the challenge.

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Badge for the best adoption blogs of 2011

AF Picks: Best Adoption Blogs

We scoured the blogosphere for the most funny, heartwarming, honest online reads. Our congratulations to these 18 outstanding picks!

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A happy family, formed through one of many same-sex adoptions

Some States Allowing Agencies to Refuse Same-Sex Adoptions

Even as LGBT rights move irreversibly forward, some states are still trying to hold them back.

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