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

A Durable Relationship with Your Child’s Birth Parents

A Durable Relationship with Your Child’s Birth Parents

Over the years, an open adoption arrangement may need to evolve to accommodate the changing needs of everyone involved — above all, the child.

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A family formed by adoption for same sex couples

Adoption Basics for Single Parents or Same Sex Couples

When non-traditional families are making the decision to adopt, the first questions they often have are, "How will my identity impact my adoption?"

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Deciding to Adopt: What About Birth Families?

“We cannot build healthy relationships with our children on secrecy and lies—and this includes lies of omission.”

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Who has to know my child was adopted? Her doctor, for one.

Who Needs to Know Your Child’s Adoption Story?

Should I tell my child's doctor she was adopted? What about her school?

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A happy couple finding financial support for adoption

Getting Help to Finance Adoption

There are enough sources of financial support for adoption so that you can, in all likelihood, get your costs down to a manageable figure.

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A happy family formed through gay family adoption

Who Can Help Gay Families Adopt?

LGBT prospective parents may face extra hurdles because of a state’s adoption law, an agency’s philosophy, or the attitude of an individual social worker.

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