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  1. It has been two years since it became legal in all states for LGBT couples of the same sex to adopt children. The LGBT community fought long and hard for this right through lobbying and legislation. Now LGBT couples and singles are able to complete their families by adopting children. Although it is now a nationwide law, there are still some laws that differ state to state when it comes to who can actually adopt. Let’s look further into some of those laws.

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  2. The adoption process can feel drawn out, with a rollercoaster of emotions along the way. In the case of newborn adoption, it all culminates that one exciting long-awaited day at the hospital.

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  3. You and your partner have finally come to the decision to adopt, or maybe you have already begun the adoption process. You are both filled with excitement.

     

    Then the question arises: How do we tell our parents?

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  4. Becoming new parents is a joy, a blessing, and a logistical nightmare. Adoption in itself can be a complex and stressful process. Many adoptive parents look forward to breathing a sigh of relief once their newborn is home. Unfortunately, the relief can be short-lived with a baby in the house. Here are a few things to expect during the first year.

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  5. Positive adoption language is a carefully selected use of words that demonstrates the importance of adoption. Using positive adoption language, we can fight the negative stigma sometimes lingering in society about adoption. Positive language was first established in 1979 by a Minneapolis social worker named Marietta Spencer. The purpose of positive adoption language is to embrace adoption, build self-esteem, and honor everyone involved in the adoption process.

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