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Introduction to International Adoption

Introduction to International Adoption

There are many children throughout the world who need parents, and many parents still consider international adoption to be their first choice. ...

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International Adoption: Fast Facts

International Adoption: Fast Facts

A quick introduction summary of international adoption, fast facts and statistics for the top countries, and links to individual country profiles. ...

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Personal Story: “The Older Child We Adopted Was Frightened of Me, at First”

Personal Story: “The Older Child We Adopted Was Frightened of Me, at First”

I thought I understood the challenges of adopting an older child. I expected that my new daughter would need some time to get used to me, but I never thought she’d be frightened b ...

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Personal Story: “The Moment I Became a Mother”

Personal Story: “The Moment I Became a Mother”

Seven months pregnant at the time, a mom recalls the moment her internationally adopted daughter arrived home. ...

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What to Consider When Adopting a Toddler

What to Consider When Adopting a Toddler

Straddling the line between infancy and autonomy, toddlers experience adoption in unique ways. Here's what you need to know to face the challenge. ...

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Personal Story: “Our Long Wait to Adopt After Receiving a Referral”

Personal Story: “Our Long Wait to Adopt After Receiving a Referral”

In the photos our agency sent, I saw a serious little boy growing up without a mother. Halfway around the world, I waited and longed for the day when I could fill that role. ...

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Personal Story: “My Son Came Home Mourning the Loss of Loving Foster Parents”

Personal Story: “My Son Came Home Mourning the Loss of Loving Foster Parents”

When I adopted an older child, I was prepared to teach him what it means to have a family. Instead, I found myself with a little boy in deep mourning for the loss of his loving fo ...

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Personal Story: “Honoring My Ethiopian Daughters’ Heritage”

Personal Story: “Honoring My Ethiopian Daughters’ Heritage”

An adoptive mother finds her way, parenting two girls whose stories are distinctly different from most other African-American children they meet. ...

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Personal Story: “I Can’t Give My Daughter China. I Can Only Give Her Chinatown.”

Personal Story: “I Can’t Give My Daughter China. I Can Only Give Her Chinatown.”

"Sometimes I wonder whether teaching my daughters about the animals of the Chinese Zodiac will help them thrive as Asian girls living in 21st-century America." ...

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Personal Story: “Experiencing Our Son’s Birth Culture”

Personal Story: “Experiencing Our Son’s Birth Culture”

Visiting our son in the orphanage where he lived revealed the humbling truth that he'll leave behind a lovely way of life. ...

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