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Cover of The English American

Book Excerpt: The English American

Book Excerpt: The English American

Born in America, raised in England, and meeting her birth mother for the first time.

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How do birth parents feel about adoption? Represented by a pregnant woman reading a book

The Birth Parent Perspective: Stats and Chart

A study, the Early Growth and Development Study, is shedding light on open adoption attitudes and outcomes. Here are some basic findings, as well as AF poll results on families' open adoption experiences.

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An adoptee and her mother discussing her birth father reunion

“For the Love of My Child”

When Elizabeth was young, closed adoption was comfortable. But my outlook changed the day my teenage daughter said, "I want to find them."

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A daughter curious about her birth parents

“Googling Her Birth Parents”

Would it really be possible to fill out my daughter's hazy memories by typing names into a search engine?

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Here's how to cope when your child starts searching for birth family online.

When Teens Find Birth Family Online

Got a Web-savvy teen on your hands? Here's how to set safety guidelines for online birth family contact.

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Understanding teens and open adoption

Teens and Open Adoption

As teens seek independence, they rethink their relationships with all the adults in their lives — including birth parents.

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A film about birth family search.

Q&A: Bryan and Angela Tucker of Closure

After a lifetime of wondering who? and why?, an adoptee set out to find some answers. The award-winning documentary that follows her birth family search has already sparked thousands of dialogues.

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A happy birth mother reunion

“Seeing My Daughter’s ‘Happily Ever After'”

My daughter, Rubie, has the kind of life I'd dreamed of for her, and is where she belongs. I only wish I had known that sooner.

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A blended family understanding the basics of open adoption

The Basics of Open Adoption

What is "open adoption" — and what might it mean for your family?

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Summer Reading 2015

Everyone touched by adoption should check out these powerful memoirs, by a birth mother and an adoptee.

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