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An Adopted Child’s View of the Christian Adoption Movement

This morning, I was reading an article on the Barbour adoption abuse case. Adoption abuse cases from Ethiopia (most recently, Hana’s story and the case of the Barbour’s) have been making me think a lot about my evolving views on adoption.

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Give Your Child Voice

Dr. Karyn Purvis explains the importance of giving voice to adopted children and how parents can do that. I think this is an excellent reminder for all parents (not just adoptive parents) that allowing our  child to have a voice

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A Breastfeeding Story: Breastfeeding an Adopted Child

By Sam This is my adopted son. Two weeks after he was born, I found out I was pregnant. I was not able to breastfeed him as an infant, but after about 4-5 months of watching his little sister nurse

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Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC Panel Mocks Mitt Romney’s Adopted Black Grandson

You may or may not have heard that on Sunday’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show she and the show panel showed a picture of the Romney family as one of the “photos of the year”. The photo shows the large family with

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Samuel’s Adoption Homecoming Day

Samuel came home three years ago today. Looking back, it was a strange day full of a lot of emotions. There was the anticipation of his arrival which of course was exciting (a new family member is coming home!), but,

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Relishing in the Bittersweet: Heartache in Adoption

by Rachel Garlinghouse While I was waiting to adopt my first child, I spent a lot of time imagining what I thought would be the high points:  the day we would get THE call stating we had been chosen, meeting

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Adoption and the Real Mom

When you’re 9 years old and a girl, I suppose being an emotional wreck is to be expected. Ah, heck. When you’re 37 years old and girl, I suppose being an emotional wreck is to be expected. But sometimes, it’s

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An Experiment in Creativity – My Son’s Blue Hair 21

Samuel has been asking us for a blue mohawk for about six months.   We used spray, but he was adamant about using a less temporary color on his hair.   Brian and I were on the fence about it,

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