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Relinquishing an adopted son

Relinquishing an adopted son

Adoption is not for the faint of heart. It’s more than hard work helping children who have broken spirits or survival instincts as their primary source of functioning to adapt to a new life and to accept love and affection. It will stretch you to your limits and beyond when the child tests to see […]

By March 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The politics of interracial friendships

The politics of interracial friendships

My best friend at 9 was white — but interracial friendships later became a struggle. Here’s why everything changed By Brittney Cooper, Salon A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, which found that 40 percent of white people and 25 percent of nonwhite people have no friends of the opposite race, caused me to reflect deeply on the […]

By March 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
15 things I wish I could tell my adoptive parents

15 things I wish I could tell my adoptive parents

Jessenia Arias (Gonzalez), an adult adoptee polled other adoptees about what they would like to tell their adoptive parents. The issue that came up the most was transparency about birth families and the adoption story. The adopted children who responded made it clear that parents can help their children by telling them as much as […]

By March 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
How to parent your adopted child

How to parent your adopted child

To celebrate Adoption Month, MK MetroKids wrote an interesting article providing tips on how to parent an adopted child. The painstaking process of adoption demands so much time and effort, it’s not unusual for adoptive moms and dads to put their practical parenting concerns on the back burner. This fact can lead to anxiety in that crucial post-adoption […]

By March 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Resources for singles

Resources for singles

Debbie Driessen-Grika, a social worker and home study provider for expats who want to adopt while living abroad, provided While Abroad with a reference list for single people. Her list includes resources to help those in all phases of the adoption process. Single Parent Resource Center 31 E. 28th Street, NY, NY 10016 The Daddy […]

By March 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Special Needs Adoption

By March 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →