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Child Adoption

My Teen Daughter Asked for 17,000 Shoes: Why I Said Yes

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.23.2015 | Impact
Dawn Teo

When our daughter first came home to us, weeks before her "sweet 16" birthday, she had one pair of shoes. A pair of old, dirty, split-down-the-sides tennis shoes.

Arrival Day for an Orphan: From Anonymity to Permanency

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 11.11.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Our family calls this day "Anniversary day" and "Arrival day" -- every adoptive family has their own name for this day because it is poignant marker of the moment a child transitions from an orphan's life of anonymity to a family life of permanency.

An Important New Documentary About Child Abuse

Mark Redmond | Posted 11.28.2011 | Parents
Mark Redmond

There are 463,000 children in foster care in the United States, and in Ask Us Who We Are, 9 adolescents tell stories that represent the experiences of the vast majority of all the others.

Parents Allegedly Forced Adopted Child To Eat In Bathroom

Posted 10.24.2011 | Denver

When Regina Marquez and Deanna Martinez took their adopted daughter to the hospital in early June of 2009, it was regarding the girl's sudden hair and...

Financing Family: CNN Hero Helps Prospective Parents With Adoption Costs

Posted 07.24.2011 | Impact

After spending over $40,000 to adopt her first child, Becky Fawcett knew that other qualified families must be struggling to foot the cost to create a...

Abducted Versus Adopted: For 1.5 Million of U.S. Adoptees, What's the Difference?

Jennifer Lauck | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lauck

Though I am considered to have been 'adopted', and not 'abducted,' I have to wonder what the difference is in these terms, especially when I consider the circumstances of my own birth and subsequent relinquishment.

Iris and Louis Andros: US Couple Trying To Adopt On Trial In Egypt

AP | ANNA JOHNSON and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — An American couple, Iris Botros and Louis Andros, thought they were finally reaching their dream of having a child when they came to Bot...