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Author Lisa Emmerich and her husband with their three biological children and newborn son through domestic adoption

“Uncharted Territory”

“Uncharted Territory”

Sometimes, you go somewhere expecting it to be totally different, and it ends up seeming familiar. I had that feeling as I led a group of students on a trip to China—and then again, back home, as we met an expectant mother.

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adoption home study tips

Parent-to-Parent: Home Study Anxiety

The homestudy is a stressful experience for any prospective adoptive parent, but it can be especially nerve-wracking for those with health concerns or youthful indiscretions. Our readers offer advice on getting through this stage of the adoption process.

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Parent-to-Parent: Preparing for the Adoption Home Study Visit

Real parents share how they prepared for the adoption home study visit with a social worker, offering helpful tips and some funny stories.

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Screening adoptive parents for depression may help new parents cope

News Brief: Expert Recommends Screening Adoptive Parents for Depression

Pregnant women should be screened for depression, experts say. Should adoptive parents be included in this recommendation?

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