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  1. While terms such as ‘postnatal’ or ‘postpartum depression’ are common knowledge in modern society, ‘post-adoption depression’ still remains a little-discussed topic. Relatively common, and just as upsetting, in this article we’ll be exploring what to do should depression strike post adoption, and the steps you can take to prevent this.

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  2. In previous decades, adopting out of birth order, in other words adopting children out of age order, was frowned upon and heavily dissuaded due to potential impacts this may have upon existing children. However, in cases such as LGBT adoption for example, adoption options may be highly limited, causing same sex parents to grow their families out of birth order.

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  3. Anyone who has previously adopted or is thinking to adopt knows that, compared the benefits of raising a child and becoming a family, the potential financial support that comes with foster care adoption is inconsequential. However, for those thinking of adoption who are on a lower income, the financial benefits of adopting from foster care can be a big help in making their dreams of a family come true. In this article we’ll be exploring the kinds of adoption support, benefits, and subsidies you may gain from foster care adoption.

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  4. With the long and arduous adoption process, it’s understandable that most people—and most advice blogs—tend to focus on getting through the process itself. However, adoptive parents interested in the big picture may want more information on what to do after you get your new child home. Keep reading for a handy list of best practices for a smooth transition post-adoption.

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  5. Getting through the LGBT adoption process is an arduous journey; and one that doesn't end once your child joins your family. While your family may look complete, you still have to put in a bit more work to ensure your child is happy in the family you have created. Making and strengthening family bonds is essential after an adoption. Here are some ideas on how to get started on that.

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