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Adopting Children

Mother Says Breastfeeding Her Adopted Son Brought Their Family Closer

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 01.16.2015 | Parents

Jamie Lynne Grumet has been on the forefront of the conversation about attachment parenting since she appeared on the cover of TIME magazine in May 20...

5 Things Not To Say When Someone Shares, 'We're Adopting!'

Natasha Hanneman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Natasha Hanneman

I truly believe people were not being malicious with their comments and questions; they were just unfamiliar with or uneducated on adoption or how best to congratulate us.

My Recognition of Adoption Month: What 'Korean Eyes' Means to Me

Lisa Cleary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Cleary

I don't harbor resentment about being given up for adoption. I don't see the point, because constantly questioning my identity would just eat me up. Instead, I'm grateful, and I can't begin to explain how liberating that is.

Couple Takes Unusual Step In Adoption Process

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.21.2013 | Parents

When "Orna" and "Jay" adopted their first child, Ben, several years ago, the process took two years. This go around, the Maryland couple decided on a ...

Chelsea Kiene

Helping Teens In Foster Care Find Adoptive Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.01.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Each year in the United States, more than 100,000 children wait to be adopted. In 2011, less than half of them were matched with adoptiv...

Haiti on Brink of Passing Adoption Reform

Andrea Poe | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact
Andrea Poe

Will the legislation be a way to streamline adoptions and make it easier for children to find safe, loving families or will the effect be, as "reform" has been in so many other countries, a slowdown or shutdown of international adoption?

There's Nothing 'Desperate' About Craigslist Adoption

Babble.com | Posted 01.26.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

As a mother by adoption, nothing gets my ire up more than sensational and judgmental stories about families formed by adoption.

Adoption Tax Credit to Expire If Congress Doesn't Act

Andrea Poe | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Andrea Poe

Although the credit has morphed and expanded since its inception, it has had the effect of promoting both domestic and international adoption and encouraging families who otherwise might not be able to afford the high cost of adoption.

Being a Single Gay Dad

Derek Nicoletto | Posted 11.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Derek Nicoletto

My marriage -- much like those of countless heterosexuals -- didn't last. That divorce rendered me single, gay and father to a hilarious, precocious little boy. So, what makes me different from all other divorcées?

SLIDESHOW: How Much Does Adoption Really Cost?

Babble.com | Posted 09.12.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

These aren't exact figures, because every agency/attorney/situation is different, but they are close enough to get a good idea.

Why Families Are Racing To Adopt

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2012 | Money

By Amy Feldman NEW YORK, April 24 (Reuters) - Julie and Brett Redden are in a hurry for the paperwork to go through fo...

Excerpt: Finding Fernanda

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 07.05.2012 | Books
Erin Siegal McIntyre

Children have been stolen, sold, and placed as orphans in corrupt international adoptions to well-intentioned Western parents ever since the industry began in the 1980s.