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A grandmother and the granddaughter she adopted share a close moment

When Grandparents Adopt

When Grandparents Adopt

Millions of children around the world are currently being raised in “grandfamilies.” In this excerpt from a new guidebook, learn how to make sense of your new role and explain this unique form of kinship adoption to your child.

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Readers share the holiday gifts they exchange with their children's birth families, including homemade ornaments, photos, and other ideas.

Parent-to-Parent: Holiday Gifts for Your Child’s Birth Family

We asked our readers: If you'll be giving your child's birth parents a gift this holiday season, what is it and how will you give it to them? Read the answers from adoptive parents.

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“Three Real Families”

When my granddaughter asked me if I was the “real” mother of her mom, whom I adopted as an infant, I found a way to help her explore her many real connections, through biology, law, and love.

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[Book Review] Bastards

In this memoir, Mary Anna King details her complex relationship with her mother, her siblings, and the grandparents who adopted her.

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Single mother's story of helping her daughter come to terms with the loss of a grandparent

“Goodbye to Grandpa”

My daughter's struggle to make sense of this loss is shadowed by her earliest one.

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Know your rights when creating a contact agreement with biological grandparents.

Contact with Biological Grandparents

Should we create a contact agreement with our children's biological grandparents? What are our legal rights?

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