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author Lakshmi Iyer with her family, including twins adopted as older infants in an open adoption

“How I Met My Daughters”

“How I Met My Daughters”

A mother who adopted twins as older infants recounts her long struggle with infertility and the indelible moments on the path to her domestic open adoption.

author Lakshmi Iyer with her family, including twins adopted as older infants in an open adoption

“How I Met My Daughters”

I may not remember when I first knew I wanted to be a mother, but the moments leading up to and the first time I saw my daughters are indelibly etched in my memory.

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Parents waiting to be chosen for a domestic adoption wonder why a birth mother hasn't chosen them.

“When Will an Expectant Mother Pick Us?”

During the long wait for an adoption match, friends and family may be sympathetic, but they don’t understand the anxiety that leads you to question every aspect of your adoption profile — and yourself.

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A happy father after his birth mother match

“Guarding My Heart During the Wait”

After years of grappling with infertility, I could only focus on what might go wrong during our (in hindsight) perfect match and my daughter's birth.

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Cover of The Eye of Adoption

[Book Review] The Eye of Adoption

"I believe every woman currently waiting to adopt, or who knows someone who's waiting, should read this book."

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Father and child talking about the adoption story

Parents Share: Creating Our Child’s Adoption Story

Parents share how they impart and strengthen their child's adoption story.

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A child with a globe, representing a homeland trip

6 Questions to Ponder Before Making a Homeland Trip

More and more families are finding that "going back," whether to San Antonio or San Salvador, gives their children a foundation for building identity.

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