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Here are answers for your preschooler's questions about their adoption. http://bit.ly/1KnsXxp #adoption #preschool #child
When explaining adoption to preschoolers, it's important to be age-appropriate and keep the story as happy as possible by emphasizing your family's love.
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When you hear rude adoption comments from relatives, how should you respond? https://www.adoptivefamilies.com/talking-about-adoption/answering-rude-adoption-questions/ #adoption #relatives
When a family pries about adoption, you can't use a snappy comeback. Read expert tips on answering rude adoption questions to educate and maintain privacy.
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Read how this adoptive mom knew the exact moment when she was ready to adopt. https://www.adoptivefamilies.com/how-to-adopt/ready-to-adopt #adoption #baby #infertility
An adoptive mother writes about her journey from infertility treatments, to considering adoption, to realizing that she was finally ready to adopt.
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Hearing about child trafficking on the news may frighten your adopted child. Here's how to discuss it: http://bit.ly/29yPKeK #adoption
Adoptive parents may hear news stories about child trafficking and worry that it affects their family or their child's future. Here's how to be upfront.
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Read how one adoptive parent explained racism to her black son. http://bit.ly/1F1y5Rt #adoption #race #child #parenting
Despite learning about transracial parenting, no one warned me that I would have to teach my son that some people would fear him because of his skin color.
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How does one find an expectant mother & other FAQs for private adoption. http://bit.ly/29xv3BX #adoption #baby
We cover frequently asked questions on finding an expectant mother match when trying to adopt, like the use of an attorney and appropriate contact levels.
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How does one go about finding the egg donor for a family? Here's one woman's story. http://bit.ly/2daIWa0 #adoption #infertility #donor
After facing infertility, a woman describes why and how she chose the egg donor for her family, including which traits were important and which were not.
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How can grandparents give attention to their newly adopted grandchild without interfering with bonding ? #adoption https://www.adoptivefamilies.com/adoption-bonding-home/older-child-attachment-grandparents/
We want to be affectionate with our new grandchild, but our son said we can't hold him while they work on older child attachment. How can we show love?
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Dogs are perfect for cuddling, playing, and helping adopted children adjust to a new home. A real family shares how a pet made all the difference.
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This adoptive mom describes the difficult choice of declining an adoption referral. http://bit.ly/1XdhXHY #adoption #child #referral
In this personal essay, an adoptive mother writes about her difficult experience declining an adoption referral. In the end, it was the right choice.
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Results from our Adoption Cost & Timing survey are in! Check them out! http://bit.ly/29FVORA #adoption #cost #timing #baby #child
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You get a referral for a child and now must wait months to meet him. Now what? http://bit.ly/29riHca #adoption #child #baby
After receiving their adoption referral, this family endured months of waiting to finally be united with their son. It was difficult, but they made it.
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Adoptive Families is an award-winning resource for parents-to-be navigating the adoption process and for parents raising children through adoption. Adoptive Families provides information and support through expert articles, personal stories, expert audio, in-depth eBooks, made-for-sharing Clip & Save tipsheets, parent-to-parent interaction in our AdoptiveFamiliesCircle community, and more.
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