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Adoptive Family

Adoption-Friendly States and Their Procedures

Most state laws are designed to facilitate a smooth and easy adoption process. However, each state’s regulations do vary.

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Is it Possible to Reverse an Adoption?

While it is extremely unusual for an adoption to be overturned, there are some exceptions. An adoption may be reversed under limited circumstances.

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What Nicole Kidman’s New Film Can Teach Adoptive Parents

In “Lion,” Nicole Kidman plays the adoptive mother to an Indian boy named Saroo Brierley. When he looks for his birth parents 25 years later, she supports him.

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Helpful Hints for Adoption Homeland Tours

If you’ve adopted a child from another country, you may want to read this social worker’s tips before planning a heritage tour.

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Interview with Mother Who Breastfed Her Adopted Child

Carlie shares her personal experience with adoptive breastfeeding and gives advice to other adoptive mothers who are interested in nursing their new babies.

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Four New Year’s Resolutions for Adoptive Parents

As you begin the new year, consider setting adoption goals and making adoption an even bigger priority in your life.

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Coping with an Adoption Disruption

Your dreams of parenthood are finally within reach — until you get the devastating news that your baby’s prospective birth mother has changed her mind and decided not to continue with her adoption plan. An adoption disruption is a very real loss, complete with feelings of grief and sadness. If you are struggling to overcome an adoption disruption, here are four suggestions for how to cope.

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Five Signs You Are Ready to Start the Adoption Process

Adoption can be an exciting and rewarding experience — but it’s also a big commitment that requires plenty of time, energy and patience. How do you know when you’re truly ready to begin the adoption process? There are several factors to take into consideration as you determine if and when adoption is right for you. […]

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