Discussing Your Options Together
Experiencing an unplanned pregnancy can be a scary situation in which to find yourself. It can be confusing and overwhelming. As scary as it can be, it is important to discuss your options with your partner. And remember; you do have options. The best decision you and your partner—or the... Adopting a Child in Britain
Web site and e-mail addresses correct as of April 2004 Books Books concerning adoption are of several types: there are Scholarly studies of adoption as a social institution, Handbooks of rules and practice for social workers, lawyers and other professionals, Novels and stories... A Few Words on Words in Adoption
How we hear the words In adoption, as in life, it is not always what we say, but how we say it that matters. This is, in part, because words in and of themselves, are only tools. Tone, body language and, most importantly the context we use, often reflect our underlying meaning. It is also... Detectives Offer Searchers Professional Help
MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- Joe Collins finds people. Not just any people, though. He specializes. Birth parents and adoptees are his targets. ``I have the greatest job in the world,'' he says. ``I bring people together who spend most of their lives thinking they'll never see each other again. They don't...
Black In A Family of Whites
March 14, 2011, 1:26 pm
I was and still am a minority in my own family.
I was the product of an affair between my white mother and black father and for obvious reasons, I was given up for adoption immediately after I was born. My biological mother transported me from the hospital to my foster home and that was the... A Red Thread & Ladybugs
January 16, 2011, 6:00 pm
Since I am adopting from China, I spend a considerable amount of time reading other families' blogs and adoption-related articles. I noticed that many families and authors refer to a red thread and lady bugs in their writing. I began to see lady bugs on many products related to Chinese adoption.... Birth Parents
November 24, 2012, 8:13 am
Recently I had the opportunity to sit on a panel for an Adoption Knowledge Affiliates conference. AKA is a little different than many adoption support groups because it supports all three parts of the adoption triad, birth parent, adoptive parent and adopted person. The audience for our panel...
Lily glanced up nervously at the clock on the sea green hospital walls. It was ten after three. She had to be at the adoption agency across town at three thirty. These were her last moments as her... The Blessings of a Scar
A scar is the signature of a painful event in the life of the body. A reminder that informs us that we are not always in control of our lives. I have many scars. My hands have tiny scars, caused by...
Breastfeeding (Position Paper)
... knowledgeable physician or lactation consultant may help the mother to develop a milk supply either before or after an adoption.20. ... c. Ensure that breastfeeding is being adequately assessed on a regular basis by qualified professionals.22 d.
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... is of = the=20 opinion that current programmes need to be developed further in order to = reach=20 all groups of professionals. 22.=20 The Committee encourages the State = party to=20 continue to undertake systematic education and training programmes on = the=20 ... Adoption=20 40. While ...
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