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Illustration of a group of women at an adoptive parents support group meeting

“The One Place I Thought I’d Fit In”

“The One Place I Thought I’d Fit In”

I'd expected to fit in at the adoptive parents' support group. At the first meeting, however, I found I was the only mom who'd adopted domestically, who looked like her child.

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Ethnic pride is important in the diverse Cuchens family.

“Joining an African-American Church”

My wife and I were nervous the first Sunday we attended an African-American church. Would they welcome us? Would they stare? We should have had faith.

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Adoption Support Groups

Adoption Support Groups for Teens

An adoption support group can provide a safe and comfortable venue for your teen to explore adoption and his larger identity in a new, more complex way.

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therapeutic writing

Putting Your Feelings on Paper

Infertility, parenting after adoption, growing up in an adoptive family, relinquishing a child—all give rise to complex emotions. Learn about the innovative Therapeutic Writing model that’s helping many lay bare and make sense of their innermost thoughts.

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Adoptees whose parents attend an adoptive-moms support group

“All Together Now”

For 15 years and counting, my adoptive-moms group has provided a vital source of support for me — and my daughter.

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Our Readers Share: The Best and Worst Comments About Adoption

Our Readers Share: The Best and Worst Comments About Adoption

We asked our readers, and they shared the rudest and most beautiful comments about adoption they've heard from friends, strangers, and family alike.

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A multiracial family in the adoption community

When Other Adoptive Parents Don’t Understand

Acknowledging our connection to all adoptive families strengthens our children’s place in the world.

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Adoption celebrations are a joyous occasion

Adoption Celebrations for Every Family

When it’s time to celebrate, we take cues from longstanding traditions and blend in rituals created from scratch. The result? Ceremonies as unique as our families.

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A family on a homeland journey

Is Your Family Ready for a Homeland Journey?

Heritage trips help children discover their past-and inspire who they'll become. Help your child prepare for the journey with these expert-tested tips.

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Friendships with other adopted children can help your child feel like she fits in

Friends Like Me: The Value of Adoptee Peer Groups

Want to do something wonderful for your grade-schooler? Hook her up with other kids who were adopted.

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Finding strong role models for your child is important

Finding Good Role Models

Finding someone who understands your child's experience will help him develop a strong sense of self.

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