National Adoption Awareness Month 2018

October 30th, 2018

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. This initiative, funded by the Children’s Bureau, works to raise public awareness of adoption and bring attention to the need for permanent, loving homes for the many children in foster…

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8 Popular Halloween Costumes with Non-Traditional or “Blended” Family Backgrounds

October 26th, 2018

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Halloween is creeping closer. This is a great time of year for children and adults alike to dress up in costumes, enjoy festive parties, and head out for…

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8 MLB Athletes Who Have Been Touched by Adoption

October 17th, 2018

Baseball is America’s favorite pastime. It is also a sport played by an array of American athletes, from all different backgrounds and walks of life. For example, there are some famous baseball stars who have…

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Adoption Storylines in Grey’s Anatomy

September 27th, 2018

ABC’s longest-running drama series, Grey’s Anatomy, is setting records this month with its fifteenth season, which kicked off on September 27th. The hit television series delves into the stories, the work, the relationships, and the…

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How to Talk About Adoption with Your Teenager (ages 13-17)

September 12th, 2018

Adolescence is a crucial period of life that involves major development physically, mentally, and emotionally. There are many changes and adjustments happening during these teen years. They are just beginning to establish who they are…

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How to Talk About Adoption with School-Age Children (ages 6-12)

September 5th, 2018

Children are, by nature, curious creatures – especially after age six, when they have started to develop a broader understanding of the world and their place within it. Whether children were born into their families,…

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How to Talk About Adoption with Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children (ages 0-5)

August 29th, 2018

For adoptive parents, just the idea of talking to your child about adoption can be overwhelming. How will he or she react? Will it hurt your bond with your little one? What types of questions…

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How to Tell Your Child They Are Adopted

August 22nd, 2018

For some adoptive parents, the notion of talking to your child about his or her adoption can be nerve-wracking. How do you broach the subject? At what age is it appropriate to discuss adoption with…

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When to Tell a Child They Were Adopted & Age-Appropriate Adoption Language

August 15th, 2018

At the start of every adoption journey, prospective adoptive parents must consider how and when they will share their adoption story with their child. We will admit, this can feel a bit nerve-racking at first.…

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Children’s Most Common Questions About Adoption & How to Answer Them

August 6th, 2018

Any parent can attest to the seemingly endless barrage of questions from our kids: “Why do I have to take a bath?” “When can we go back outside?” and a staple of long road trips,…

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