Adopting from the Dominican Republic: Factsheet
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International Adoption - Iceland
DISCLAIMER: The information in this circular relating to the legal requirements of specific foreign countries is provided for general information only. Questions involving interpretation of specific foreign laws should be addressed to foreign legal counsel. PLEASE NOTE: Only a handful of... Genetic Sexual Attraction
No, this is not some bad joke about family members and incest in some (unnamed) southern state. This is about feelings of attraction that may be experienced by adults when they reconnect with birth family members from whom they've been separated by adoption... an attraction so strong and so intense... Adoptees: Divided Loyaties
Children who are adopted often face the issue of divided loyalty between the biological parent and the adopted parent. Divided loyalty is not a subject that is widely discussed in adoptions however it is a very real issue. As a child who was adopted at a young age, the issue of divided loyalties...
Foster Care: Understanding
May 16, 2013, 10:38 am
Both the American and British foster systems initially seek, in my experience, to enable birth parents to regain custody of their children. There are cases in which it seems clear to me that there is no hope for parents to change the circumstances that caused them to lose access to their... My Biological Mother
May 15, 2013, 2:37 pm
Motherís Day was always a time of year I would wonder about my biological mother. When I was younger I knew I was adopted but didnít know details, like my parentsí names or birthdays, so Hallmark Holidays such as Motherís Day and Fatherís Day usually were what would trigger reflection for me.... Confidentiality in Kinship Care
May 5, 2013, 7:28 pm
I'm a single mom. I choose to involve others in the community in raising my kids, from their teachers to their godmother to family friends. When it comes to making the right call as a parent, two (or ten) minds can be better than one. I'm a big believer in raising my kids within a village of love...
After my adopted mother had five or six miscarriages, her and my adoptive father decided that if they were to have any children they would need to adopt. I had spent the first ten months of my... When Infertility Meets Jewish Adoption
In the footsteps of Moses, Jewish tradition encourages having children, many children. The first commandment of the Torah (Bible) is to "Be fruitful and multiply." We consider every child... Michigan Ė Not A Success Story
I was born in November of 1984 in Battle Creek, Michigan. I have three younger sisters and a younger brother. My biological parents were drug-addicts and left us constantly homeless and hungry, and...