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  1. James & Brian

     

    The way we talk and the words we use can say a lot about how we really think. Using positive adoption language means that we choose respectful words for adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees. In the 1970s, as adoption organizations developed, there was a need to change the language in common use at the time. Positive adoption language is important since its main premise is that adoption and birth are both completely valid ways of creating a family.

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  2. Adoptive Parent Couple

    An adoptive family profile is one of the most important pieces of your additional paperwork, as it is what a birth mother will look at when deciding on a family for her baby. You are thinking about what information to include, what picture you should put in, and how you want to present yourself and your partner. This is not an easy step and there are some common mistakes that hopeful adoptive parents make when creating an adoptive family profile. Here are the don'ts.

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  3. You’ve done everything that’s required of you. You’ve found yourself an agency, filled out all the paperwork and completed the home study. Now you’re asked to wait without knowing how long it could be before you’ll bring your child home. In situations like these, it can be hard to stay positive and believe everything’s going to work out for the best. Fortunately for you, there are some tricks you can use to make yours a positive mentality adoption!

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  4. Danica

    Being a parent can sometimes seems like an impossible task. If you’re an adoptive parent you may encounter some very specific issues that are familiar to other adoptive families. Fortunately, there are plenty of people who’ve dealt with the issues have plenty of wisdom to share. In this post, we’re going to concentrate on mistakes you should avoid as adoptive parents. 

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  5. Patrick and Ryan

     

    Although they can’t wait to start or expand their family, adoptive parents get scared just like everyone else. And just like every other parent, they often find themselves in need of help. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources they can use to resolve the issues related to the process of adoption, as well as those related to the process of raising children. What follows is a list of some of the best available support groups and sources of useful information for adoptive families.

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