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Many Older Parents Adopting Children

‘Too Old To Adopt’? Not The Case For These Parents Originally published by Ann Brenoff at the Huffington Post, July 3, 2012 Click here to read the original article A recent study of Americans’ attitudes toward aging contained this little gem: Respondents thought people should stop having children by age 41, on average. While nature — at least for women … Read More

Gay Adoption: The Kids are All Right

Written by: Dr. Peggy Drexler – Author, ‘Our Fathers, Ourselves. Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family’ Originally published by The Huffington Post, May 23, 2012 The Kids Are All Right: Gay Parents Raising Children These days, gay parents are no novelty: We see them strolling through our neighborhoods, participating in our PTA meetings, and, perhaps most notably, appearing on our TV … Read More

What I’ve Learned as an Adoptive Mother

A great article written by Carrie Goldman from an adoptive mother’s perspective and what she’s learned about motherhood. What I Know About Motherhood Now That I am an Adoptive Mother Written by: Carrie Goldman, Author, BULLIED: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear Originally published by the Huffington Post, May 10, 2013 Motherhood is … Read More

Gay Marriage and Adoption: Doing What’s Right for Children

Adam Pertman, Executive Director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute; author, ‘Adoption Nation’ and ‘Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men,’ wrote this very succinct and eloquent article about political views, recent court cases, and gay and lesbian couples’ legal right to marry and how it affects their families with adopted children. The main point: Gay parents benefit children who are in need of families, but these … Read More

Adoption and the LGBT Community

Originally published by The Guardian Express, 03/21/13. Click HERE to read the original article. There are many children around the United States in need of loving homes, many of whom will spend their lives in foster homes till their eighteenth birthday. However, there are also many lesbian and gay couples and singles who are able and want to raise and … Read More

Why White People Adopt Black Babies

Written By RACHEL GARLINGHOUSE Originally posted at mybrownbaby.com African Americans have every reason to be suspicious of white people adopting black babies. From slavery to unethical medical experimentation to Jim Crow laws and more, history demonstrates that white people haven’t always been very kind to people of color, to say the least. As an English teacher, I read many books, … Read More

Five things to Never Say to an Adoptive Parent

Written by Suzanne Murray on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir. Published by the Huffington Post on 03/03/2013. A while ago, I was thinking of adopting a child. When I told a friend, she asked, “But don’t you want any of your own?” I was floored. Years later, a co-worker always referred to her friend’s kid as “Lisa’s adopted baby.” That would be … Read More

Top 5 Benefits of Open Adoption

Open Adoption Versus Closed Adoption By Dustin Freund For many couples entering into the adoption process for the first time, the idea of an open adoption can seem a little bit troubling. Common questions and fears many adoptive families have about open adoption are, “Will the biological parents attempt to get their child back? Will the adoptee be confused with two … Read More

A History Lesson in Open and Closed Adoption

Have adoptions in America typically been open or closed? You may be surprised at the answer. The following article discusses the openness of early adoptions in America, and when changes were made. Adoption has not always been under the scope of public law and accordingly has been somewhat informal, but it has historically been quite open. If a child was … Read More

Tenderly – An Adoption Story

Tenderly Back in the 1950’s one ethnic group seemed to follow another in the neighborhood of my youth. The ethnicity of the teachers in my grade school once dominated, but they were slowly moving out as those of mine moved in. I had long black hair that was my mother’s pride and joy. She brushed it every morning, sometimes pinning it up in braids … Read More

Call Today to Save the Adoption Tax Credit

Save the Adoption Tax Credit! TAKE ACTION! Please Call Today! ASK YOUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 
TO CO-SPONSOR H.R. 4373 Dear Supporter of Adoption: If Congress does not act, the tax credit as we now know it will expire on December 31, 2012. If the adoption tax credit helped you or someone you know to adopt a child or if it could … Read More

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