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How Do I Find My Domestic Adoption Team?

How Do I Find My Domestic Adoption Team?

You've decided to adopt in the U.S., but how do you find your adoption agency or attorney? A lawyer describes the services each tends to offer. ...

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Adopting a Newborn in the U.S.: Fast Facts

Adopting a Newborn in the U.S.: Fast Facts

Find resources for domestic adoption and adoption agencies, read personal stories from newborn adopters, tips for managing the birth mother relationship. ...

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Domestic Adoption: Myths & Reality

Domestic Adoption: Myths & Reality

U.S. newborn adoption today is more transparent than ever before, and increasingly defined by healthier choices for birth families and adoptive families alike. ...

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Understanding Open Adoption – The Benefits and Challenges

Understanding Open Adoption – The Benefits and Challenges

Among experts who study it and families who practice it, openness in adoption varies widely. Here, a look at open adoption today. ...

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Personal Story: “How I Handled Calls from Prospective Birth Mothers”

Personal Story: “How I Handled Calls from Prospective Birth Mothers”

How do you handle the most unusual phone call you’ll ever have—that first conversation with an expectant mother? Here’s what I did. ...

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Writing a Terrific Dear Birth Mother Letter

Writing a Terrific Dear Birth Mother Letter

An expert offers tips for writing a "dear birthmother letter." What do you write when the merchandise on offer is your heart? ...

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Personal Story: “I Used to Worry I Couldn’t Love a Stranger’s Infant”

Personal Story: “I Used to Worry I Couldn’t Love a Stranger’s Infant”

Now my attachment is so fierce, it takes my breath away. ...

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The First Conversation with a Potential Birth Parent

The First Conversation with a Potential Birth Parent

What matters most is not a list of questions or negotiating points, but finding a way to meet genuinely as people. ...

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Independent Adoption: Risks, Benefits, and How It Works

Independent Adoption: Risks, Benefits, and How It Works

An overview of of independent adoption — sometimes, referred to as private adoption — from an experience adoption attorney and adoptive father. ...

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Personal Story: “What the Books Didn’t Tell Us About Adoption”

Personal Story: “What the Books Didn’t Tell Us About Adoption”

My wife and I learned a lot about domestic adoption from reading, but there were some things not discussed in the books. Here they are, from one father to another, from one parent ...

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