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A photo sent to birth parents

“Someone Who Shares My Joy”

“Someone Who Shares My Joy”

Our open adoption allows us to share the love we have for our daughter with her birth parents.

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

Making Peace with Missing Information

We may not have the answers to all of our children's questions about adoption and their birth families. But we must accept that fact, so we can help our children come to terms with it, too.

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Adoption and teenage years

When Your Teen Starts to Date

As adopted teens enter the dating game, unique issues will arise. Are you ready to tackle them?

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Anna's family helped her though her birth mother reunion

“A Last-Minute Birth Mother Reunion”

Heritage trips help children discover their past — and influence who they become. Here, one family describes their journey back to their child's birth country of Korea.

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Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: Birth Family Request For A Closed Adoption

Our child's birth family does not want any contact with our family. How can we explain this to our son?

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Birth parents and adoptive parents can work together to benefit the child

A Birth Mother on The Open Adoption “Covenant”

Treat birth family as if they were extended family members: your child will benefit.

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Talking about birth with your adopted child

Did I Grow in Your Tummy?

Three-year-olds are fascinated by pregnancy and families. Here's how to have a "tummy talk" with your adopted child.

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A father helps his child understand her feelings about adoption

The Good and Bad of Being “Chosen”

How to make sure your child feels good about being adopted.

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Girl fantasizes about her birth parents

Imaginary Birth Parents

Your child may never have met his first mom and dad. But that doesn't mean he's not spinning stories about them.

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