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January/February 2013
Vol. 46 No. 1

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FEATURES

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Love Me, Feed Me by Katja Rowell, M.D.

A healthy feeding model that can help with behaviors like hoarding, food obsession, and picky eating, and cement love and trust at home.
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20 Questions Kids Ask About Adoption by the Editors of Adoptive Families

Children figure out the world by asking questions. We provide sample language you can adapt to satisfy your child's curiosity about the way he joined your family.
p. 22

Healthy from Their Skin In by Brooke Jackson, M.D.

Caring for our children's skin teaches them to love themselves. Board-certified dermatologist Brooke Jackson, M.D., shares her three-step regimen.
p. 26

GROWING UP ADOPTED

Parenting tips and advice for every age and stage

The Early Years: Destination: Baby by Susan Martin-Lepore

p. 29

Preschool: Setting Limits by Fran Eisenman

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Elementary: Helping Your Child Grieve by Deborah Gray, MSW, MPA

p. 32

Middle & High School: The Age of Embarrassment by Jayne Schooler

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DEPARTMENTS

From the Editor

p. 4

Letters

p. 5

Photo Winners: Silly Smiles

p. 6

Ask AF

p. 8

Parent-to-Parent: Adoption in Prime-Time

p. 14

Been There by Roberta Gore

Being asked who your real parents are is part of being an adoptee, but it still stings the thousandth time.

p. 16

About Birthparents by Casey Mulligan Walsh

As two families come together as one, a birth grandmother reflects.

p. 18

At Home by Anne Cavanaugh-Sawan

An adoptive mom contemplates when her daughter will finally learn the whole truth of what "adoption" means.

p. 38

THE EXPERTS

Adoption Law by Peter Wiernicki, Esq.

Expert advice on the domestic adoption process from the birthmother's perspective.

p. 10

Open Adoption by Kathleen Silber

How to help extended family understand, and embrace, birthparent contact.

p. 13

Child Development, Family, Health, and Education Research

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