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Adoption Issues Faced by Teens

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Adoption or Abortion?

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Adoption: The Elementary School Years

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Adoption Travel Options

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Contact Between Adoptive & Birth Parents

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Ethiopian Adoption: Preparing to Know Your Child

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International Adoptees Starting School

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Other Children and the Homestudy

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Perpetuating Sexual Irresponsibility?

Does adoption as an option help perpetuate sexual irresponsibility among teens? Simply put: No, a teenager will not be more sexually irresponsible just because they are aware that adopt... [more]

Post-Placement Visits

What is the purpose of post- placement visits and what do they cover? Post-placement visits are sometimes referred to as post- placement supervision. The two main purposes are ... [more]

Telling the Truth

How important is it for prospective adoptive parents to tell the truth about past problems - and current medical/emotional problems - that are being treated and under control? To T... [more]

Vietnam Home Study

The Adoption Home Study and Meeting the Adoption Requirements of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Vietnam is once again gaining in popularity as the country of choice for American adopt... [more]


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