Monthly Archives: July 2011

International Adoption Update

2010 International Adoption Statistics – According to the U.S. Department of State, the number of children adopted internationally by Americans fell to a 15-year low in 2010.  This decrease of 13 percent overall resulted in a total of 11,059 adoptions … Continue reading

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Adopting from Ethiopia

Adopting a child from Ethiopia has become a more popular option, especially as other countries have either halted or slowed down international adoptions.  Over 2,500 children were adopted from Ethiopia in 2010, fostering specific play groups and family groups for … Continue reading

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Adopting from Russia

It seems as though adoptions and adoption issues make the news quite often.  Whether it’s about celebrities adopting in far away country or international government power struggles between countries delaying adoptions currently in process.  So what are the options if … Continue reading

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Who is the Birth Mother?

There are many stereotypes about the profile of the typical birth mother.  These negative connotations often keep many birth mothers from speaking out.  The idea that most birth mothers are teenagers who can’t care for a child is completely false.  … Continue reading

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Sharing Your Adoption Plans with Friends and Family

The road to adoption usually isn’t a straight path.  It is a destination that while perfect and joyful unto itself, is often the culmination of a journey that has seen a roller coaster of emotions.  As a result, when many … Continue reading

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