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  1. Teddy Bear

    Children love stories of all kinds, but there's no denying the power of representation. Seeing children and families that echo their own is important, but can be difficult to come by in the sea of heteronormativity that is most bookstores and libraries. Below are six picture books featuring a diverse cast of LGBT families. 

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  2. Lifelong Adoptive Family

    There's a lot of conflicting information out there on gender identities -- as of right now, no one really knows what pushes people toward a particular gender, and what leads some people to be more gender nonconforming. There's a lot of conflicting science, and it's a subject that brings out a lot of loud opinions. So what does this mean for parents? 

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  3. Working on a gender neutral decor scheme is one way to prepare your home for your future adoptive children, while also improving your home and creating a more welcoming environment. Below are ten gender neutral decoration ideas you may consider trying in your own home. 

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  4.  The adoption process is filled with hope and happiness, but because expectations and emotions are high, the process isn’t without its stressful moments. There are also many unknowns along the way to making a this very difficult decision, so it’s normal for adoptive parents to feel stressed out. This stress can have negative effects on your health, communication, and even your relationship, so it’s a good idea to learn how to cope with it.

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  5. LGBT Parents

    Adopting a child is a major decision, and one that many people struggle with, not due to a lack of desire for a child, but out of concern that it might not be the right timing. Almost any parent will tell you that there is no such thing as the perfect time to bring a child into your family -- you can always be a little more settled, a little more financially ready, a little less anxious -- but there are certainly steps you can take to make your family as ready as possible for the big adventure that is adoption.

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