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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…
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Artificial Insemination: How to Shop for a Sperm Donor

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Ok, so you had the realization (for a myriad of possible reasons) that artificial insemination might be a great option for you. First thing’s first: you need the perfect sperm donor (assuming you’re not going into it with your own partner’s…
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8 Reasons Why Adoption is a Miracle Option

Oprah hit the nail on the head she said: “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother”. So many thousands of lucky children are adopted in America, and given an opportunity to live and thrive as part of a loving home. As the National…
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For National Adoption Day, 10 Hollywood Adoptions!

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 Thanks to A-list couples like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood has put adoption in the spotlight. In celebration of National Adoption Day on November 23, we’re taking a look at 10 high-profile adoptive parents such as Hugh Jackman, Mariska…

Deaf Girl Hears for the First Time

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After being abandoned at only eight-months old, five-year-old Jayde Scholl spent her first four years in Chinese orphanage. Luckily, she was adopted by a loving Tulsa family and her new mom just happened to be an audiologist who quickly realized…
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Open Adoption: When Child Wants to Meet His Birth Mother

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Aren’t you scared that he will want to meet his birth mother one day? I am sometimes asked this by well-meaning acquaintances or people who have reached out to me because they are interested in adoption. When I hear that question, what I…
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10 Great Picture Books Celebrating Adoption & Multicultural Families

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There is nothing more affirming for a child than seeing himself somehow reflected in the books he reads. From becoming a big brother to learning how to share, little kids love to see the characters in their books—whether they are bears and…
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6 Must-Read Books On Adoption

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Just weeks ago, my four year old son asked for a little sister. That question resulted in an interesting conversation, but there was probably a striking difference from what would have been talked about in most homes. You see, my little boy…
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How to Build Attachment With Your Child After Adoption

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Four years ago, my husband and I traveled to Ethiopia to meet and bring home our son. As I reflect on our four years together as a family, I know that our most important work was done in those early days, weeks, and months where we worked…
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Our Little Roses Ministry Helps Poor Girls in Honduras

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Our Little Roses Ministry (OLR)in San Pedro Sula (Honduras) is a loving home for 73 orphans—poor or abused girls who otherwise would have no place to go. There are no governmental social services or funds for Honduran children who become…