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Adoptive Families Webinar: "Adopting When You're Already Parenting"

Webinar: Adopting When You’re Already Parenting

Webinar: Adopting When You’re Already Parenting

Register now for the webinar “Adopting When You’re Already Parenting,” on 9/28/16. Beth Friedberg, LCSW, will explore questions that arise the second time around, from deciding on birth order to preparing your child for a sibling, and more.

Cross-cultural adoption creates loving families

Parenting Strategies for Blended Families

When your family includes biological and adopted children, how do you make sure everyone feels included?

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These boys love each other, biologically related or not.

“Are Your Sons Related?”

My sons have a deep and enduring bond. So why do people need to know if they're real brothers?

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A new adoptive sibling may change the family dynamic

When the New Brother or Sister Is Not a Baby

When a sibling arrives at an older age or with emotional challenges, everyone will benefit from realistic expectations — and patience.

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Cover of Bastards

[Book Review] Bastards

A must-read for adoptive parents, tackling the difficult process of attachment and the dichotomy of nature and nurture.

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Register for the Parenting the Hurt Child Webinar with Regina Kupecky on 3/9/16

Webinar Replay – Parenting the Hurt Child

View the replay of the “Parenting the Hurt Child” webinar. Regina M. Kupecky, LSW, guides parents in understanding a newly adopted older child’s behavior and discuss what will work (and what to avoid) to help him heal and attach.

A young boy pondering questions about birth siblings

Questions About Birth Siblings

Don't be surprised if your child wants to know about his birth brothers and sisters. Such questions are healthy — and normal.

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Would adopting older children internationally out of birth order make out family less "perfect"?

“Redefining Perfect”

After giving birth to a boy and a girl, I had what other people defined as a "million dollar family." A few years later, family and friends questioned our decision to adopt two older children, out of birth order, when we had the "perfect" family.

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Deciding Where to Adopt From

“Choosing Which Country to Adopt From (Twice)”

Growing up in a mostly white, Midwestern town in the late 1970s and early 80s, watching reruns of The Donna Reed Show and Leave It to Beaver, I figured I would finish school, find a girl to marry, buy a little house with a white picket fence, and have a couple of kids who looked like me. This was the middle-class American dream, and at the time it never occurred to me that life would turn out any other way.

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