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An entrustment ceremony can take place in a church like this one

A Bridge of Love: One Family’s Entrustment Ceremony

A Bridge of Love: One Family’s Entrustment Ceremony

An entrustment ceremony is an powerful place to embark on our lives as adoptive parents.

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Adoption celebrations are a joyous occasion

Adoption Celebrations for Every Family

When it’s time to celebrate, we take cues from longstanding traditions and blend in rituals created from scratch. The result? Ceremonies as unique as our families.

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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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Teaching grandparents about adoption.

Getting the Grandparents on Board

Their grandparents' love secures our children a place in the family. Here's how to teach the older generation about adoption.

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Readers sound off: Should you be allowed to choose whether to adopt a boy or a girl?

Hot Topic: Should Parents Choose a Gender?

If given the option, many parents choose to adopt girls. We reported on this preference, as well as the unintended consequences for the boys who are left behind, and the article has sparked quite a debate. Here's what our readers had to say.

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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 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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Mother talking about donor insemination

Mommy, What’s Donor Insemination?

How to answer this and other questions about how families are formed.

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adoption announcements

Adoption Announcements

Families who've waited so long for a child are eager to share the news. Families and experts weigh in on language to use and when to send announcements.

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Holiday traditions can change when your family grows

Share Your Story: Evolving Holiday Traditions

We asked our reader panel: Did you adapt your family's existing holiday traditions after adopting your child? If so, tell us how.

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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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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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