School Choice as Education Reform: What Do We Know?
School choice exists today in a variety of forms, from charter schools, magnet schools, and district and state open enrollment plans to publicly and privately financed voucher plans. Despite years of research and debate, the question of whether school choice improves student outcomes persists.... Older Single Parent Adoption From China
My name is Sharon Kaufman and I'm the Mom of a wonderful daughter from China. I adopted Rebecca Joy Chufang Kaufman when she was 18.5 months old and I was "only" 51. Many older and/or single people have difficulty adopting healthy infants and toddlers, of any race, domestically. One problem is... Building Bridges to Your Child's Ethnic Community
Part I: Why it is important Adoptive parents are forced to examine many things about themselves and about adoption itself. It is not a one-time event, but rather, an ongoing process as we struggle to raise our children in the best way possible. Those of us who have adopted interracially find that... Common Reasons People Choose Abortion
Each year in the United States more than one million women choose to have an abortion procedure. The decision to have an abortion is never one that is black and white. It is very complicated and the choice is based on different factors for each individual who is dealing with an unplanned pregnancy....
Haiti Working Toward Hague
October 31, 2012, 7:39 am
The best thing that has come out of the terrible destruction in Haiti back in 2010 is the increase in attention the children of this country have gotten. The earthquake had devastating effects on the country of Haiti that was already struggling under the weight of poverty and disease. Yet, the... A Great Need
October 31, 2012, 5:40 am
This adoption program has definitely seen its ups and downs in the past couple of years. Yet, today is appears to have fully regained its footing and is on the right track. Having become a popular option for many of the families interested in adoption in the last couple of years, Ethiopia buckled... Haiti Allowing Adoptions
September 30, 2012, 7:43 pm
I have great news for those of you are waiting for Haiti to re-open their adoption program. On September 14, 2012, the Haitian Adoption authority released a statement regarding the status of adoption for their country. This statement lays out the changes that will be made to the Haitian adoption...
My Search with a Guiding Hand from Above
p>When I decided to search for my siblings, I asked the permission of my adoptive Mother. She granted me her permission and gave me all the info she had prior to my adoption. I found that I was the... Aleisa's Story
My name is Aleisa and I am 28-years-old. I just recently got married to a wonderful, sweet guy this past September. My life has come quite a long way since November 17, 1992 when I found out that I... I've Looked at Adoption from Both Sides Now
I am adopted, and I have an adopted son, and also one that I birthed. I searched for my birth family six years ago, through a Confidential Intermediary, and neither of my birth parents wanted to meet...