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Incredible Blended and Adopted Family of 11 Children Spreads the Love Around

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Each child feels blessed and happy to be part of their unique family because there's more than enough love to go around for the 11 children. The children may have different biological parents and different races, but they all blend seamlessly.

Memories and Their Importance to Attachment and Security: Journals for Orphans

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I took them out the first week we were in the apartment, and they smiled and started making baby voices. I was so happy to see them enjoy the only real evidence of their past life in their home countries.

Do Orphans See the Sun Set?

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

My son cared deeply about the sun and I am so happy for him. He was an orphan and likely gave no mind to the sun up or down in his first six years in Abyssinia. Now he is otherwise engaged in all the phenomena of life -- human and astronomical.

'I Was Just A Regular 15-Year Old Girl'

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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

Here's The Rub Of Being A Foster Parent

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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

The Haunting Questions About Our Child

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

We took a long, challenging, creative journey to help Clark speak. There is nothing in all the world I like better than the sound of my son’s voice.

The People I Didn't Expect To Be Affected By My Adoption

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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

Why We Are Going To Adopt

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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

'Why Do I Have To Be Adopted?'

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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

The Secret I Kept About My Sons

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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