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  1. YouTube is now one of the biggest social media websites there is, so it's unsurprising that there is a fair amount of adoption content available on the Google-owned behemoth. YouTube is free to upload and view, meaning it's a great way for any family to share their stories and experiences, and an easy way for families wanting to learn more about adoption to do so through those stories. Below are some of the best YouTube channels focused on adoption.

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  2. It is natural for any new parent to be concerned about the parental leave options open to them in their place of work. Your company's policies, combined with federal law, will determine how much time you are able to take off to get to know your new child and adjust to life as a family. Below are some tips on how to navigate the changing world of parental leave.

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  3. Quotes are a great way to add a personal touch to a card or announcement, and can be a great way to add some personality to a room's decor. A quote can also become a mantra or inspiration to those waiting for the right birthmother to find them. Below are some of our favorite new baby quotes that can work great for any of these purposes!

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  4. It's no secret that adoption costs a pretty penny, but most people have no idea what that money is going toward. Adoption costs vary widely, but it is, unfortunately, rare to find a cheap adoption. Adoptive parents make use of everything from savings to grants to crowdfunding to help raise those fees. Learn below why adopting a baby is so expensive.

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  5. Adoptive parents go through some unique circumstances, from the decision to adopt to the search for a birthmother, to the sometimes long wait for the right match to be made. If you have a transracial adoption, you may want to discuss the issues you face as the parent of a child of another race, or if you have an open adoption you may want more information on how to communicate with your child's birthmother. It can be hard to find people to talk to about these things, as parents of more traditional families rarely have to face these same issues.

     

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