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As an adoption social worker, I have created a list of my top five book recommendations for adoptive parents and their support group. I'm an adoptee myself, and I love passing along information on parenting, adoption, trauma, and attachment. Five...
Your friend is bringing home her adopted child! Her wait is finally over and you are thrilled. You supported her through all the heart-wrenching months (or years) of her adoption process – and now it’s time to welcome that...
May is National Foster Care Month. Foster care is one of the greatest areas of need in our state. Currently, there are over 6,000 children in foster care in Alabama and only 2,390 approved foster families. This shortage of...
As an adoptive mother of triplets, I get questions about adoption and comments about our family all the time. After years of not being able conceive and being asked the usual questions such as, “Are you ever going to...
In 2016, we welcomed our first child, a Thai daughter, into our hearts and lives. Becoming a transracial, cross-cultural, adoptive family made my role as a (new) mother quite complex. My world became more beautiful, and my heart more...
It's a good thing my husband and I are generally "open book" kind of people because our privacy really took a hit when we became an adoptive family. You may not realize this, but adoption (especially interracial adoption) kind...
After the birth of our first son, we decided to became foster parents. Our experience as foster parents—having to return children we were attached to—lead us to considering growing our family via adoption. We were the only Black family...
November is National Adoption Month and just another reason why I love this season so much! The cooler temperatures, beautiful fall foliage, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the list really goes on and on. Last Thanksgiving is one we’ll never forget...
Growing up, I had this idea of the perfectly appearing man. He’d be tall, dark, and handsome. I prayed fervently for that exact man most of my life that I can remember. I had no idea I was praying...
What: Adoption Boot Camp When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 Where: Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church (5080 Cahaba Valley Trace, Pelham, 35242) Cost: $150 per family Register: [email protected] or IAC: 205-638-6964 The UAB International Adoption Clinic (IAC) at Children’s of Alabama will be hosting an adoption boot...

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