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  1. 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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  2. Lifelong Adoptions

    There's a lot of paperwork -- a lot, -- involved in an adoption. By the time you bring your child home, you've likely been doing paperwork for months on end, and possibly longer. You're tired of red tape and you just want to enjoy your time together as a family. As nice as that would be, there are a few things to handle after the adoption's finalization that can make your transition easier and help you plan for your child's future.

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  3.  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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  4. 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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  5. Lifelong Adoptive Family

    'Paper Pregnant', also sometimes referred to as 'paper pregs' is a term that has come into use in the adoption community in recent years, but many people do not know it's context. Below, we'll explain the importance of the paper pregnancy movement, and why using the term sometimes requires some tact and compassion.

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