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Adopted Kids

Long Lost Friends Learn They're Actually Brothers

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.27.2014 | Good News

In hindsight, it makes perfect sense. Duncan Cumming and Ron Cole grew up as best friends in Ottawa, Canada, in the 1950s, but it wasn't until 2013...

Adoptees Are Finally Winning Birth Certificate Rights

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., June 16 (Reuters) - Marco Vasi was adopted nearly 28 years ago and as an only child is still very cl...

Dylan Farrow is Woody Allen's Daughter, Not His 'Adopted' Daughter

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

Since my two children are Chinese and my husband and I are not, most people can surmise from looking at us that my kids were adopted. But they are simply my children, not my adopted children. I love them no less because of the method by which we became a family.

In Adoption and Same-Sex Parenting, Who Is the 'Primary' Mother?

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

Answering this for myself required taking an honest look at my own experience of two mothers, one adoptive, one biological. What makes a mother "primary"? What makes a mother real?

Abuse, Adoption and Epigenetics

Tim Spector | Posted 09.30.2013 | Science
Tim Spector

We are bombarded by often contradictory advice on how best to bring up our children. However, scientific evidence is usually lacking, and research has surprisingly failed to find a clear relationship between family environment and the child's resulting behavior.

We're Still Learning What An Open Adoption Looks Like

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the fifteenth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, includi...

Montana Adopted Kids' Ranch Denied License

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 09.17.2012 | Parents

HELENA, Mont. — The Russian government isn't alone in raising questions about a Montana ranch that cares for troubled children adopted from fore...

The New Adoption Norm

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.21.2012 | Parents

NEW YORK -- The secrecy that long shrouded adoption has given way to openness, and only about 5 percent of infant adoptions in the U.S. now take place...

Why This Day Is So Special For Adopted Kids

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 03.11.2012 | Parents

NEW YORK — With its fireworks, family reunions and feasts, Lunar New Year is the longest and most important celebration for millions around the ...

Being Honest About My Biracial Daughter and Long-Haired Son

Sarah Buttenwieser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Buttenwieser

If my kids know they are who they are -- bright, sweet, scrappy girl and smart, athletic, long-haired boy -- does it matter whether strangers know anything beyond their first impressions?