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A family resemblance can make public situations a little easier

A Striking Resemblance!

A Striking Resemblance!

Families who "match" don't have to answer many nosy questions. Instead, they must decide whom, when, and what to tell.

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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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Single parents must figure out a strong balance

Making a Life for Two

Looking back at her sometimes difficult transition to family life, a mom describes learning to take care of herself as well as her daughter.

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Single parent adoption can create loving families

“Until the Real Thing Comes Along”

After adopting in mid-life, I found I welcomed the role of single parent. Perhaps this is because I can deal only with one big relationship at a time, and my daughter takes up all the room.

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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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Religion can bring your family closer together

Finding Strength in Your Family’s Faith

If you identify with a religion, it can be another source of support and belonging for your child.

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A photo sent to birth parents

“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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Balancing work and family can be tough, but these adoptive families make it work

Going Back to Work

AF readers find creative ways to balance career and family. In this special report, we share some of their best advice.

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Our second adoption is just as much of a tug-of-war as the first

“All’s Fair in Love & Waahh!”

We had our fair share of disagreements over adopting for the first time. Now that we're moving forward to a second adoption, not much has changed.

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Share your positive experiences with adoption

“Can You Talk to My Friend About Adoption?”

A family we barely knew gave us the encouragement we needed to adopt. I repay their kindness by doing the same for others.

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A mother talks about an adopted sibling with her young child

Oh, Brother! Oh, Sister!

Adding another child to your family can be exhilarating. But first, you'll have to prep your preschooler.

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