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Fingerprints got in the way of adopting from South Korea

“Tripped Up During the Adoption Process By…My Fingerprints?”

“Tripped Up During the Adoption Process By…My Fingerprints?”

As we marched through the approval process, my nerve was steady, my spirits high. But my fingertips failed me.

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A family in front of their keepsake quilt

“A Quilt for my Daughter”

By contributing squares filled with a prayer, blessing, hope, or dream, my friends and family became part of our adoption.

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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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Mastering Spring Rolls Before I Adopt A Baby From Vietnam

“First Paperwork, Then Spring Rolls”

Food has always drawn my family together. While I wait for my daughter, I'll begin reaching out to her in the best way I know — through cooking.

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Singing to my daughter helped with our bonding process

“Bonding with My Daughter Through Song”

When I vowed that my child would get as many bedtime songs as she wanted, I hadn't counted on this particular child's determination.

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Two loving sisters, one with special needs

“Raising Our Daughters, Special Needs and All”

They'll each face different issues in their lives. But my daughters will get through them together, as real sisters.

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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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Paula Hajar's son learns about his cultural heritage

“Connecting with a Culture”

A mother weaves a strand between her child's Guatemalan heritage and her Arab ethnicity.

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