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Meant To Be Our Child

Each of our five adopted babies came with a story that assured us they were meant to be ours. Adoptive parents know what I mean. This is the story of our fifth child. Paul was born six... [more]

Kinship Style: Open, Closed, or Shifting

Families connected by adoption often encounter a variety of challenges when it comes to their style of relating to the larger kinship group. What is the impact of open, closed, and shifting (sometimes open, sometimes closed) ways of being with our children's other families?... [more]


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Moriama (TX / 13 / F)
Moriama is a sweet and loving teen. She has a very strong-willed personality and a strong mind. Moriama is well-spoken and likes to be heard and acknowledged when something is... [more]
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Children have a certain confidence when healthy and cared for. My responsibility as a parent will be to love my child unconditionally, guide them through both good times and... [more]
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