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The Waiting Game

Tips on overcoming the loneliness that comes from not having an adoption finalized in time for the holidays.... [more]

Searching For Healing: The Power of One

Adoptee tells of helping a birthmother be reunited with her child.... [more]

In a Roomful of Strangers Who All Look Like Me

An adoptee explains the feeling of being in the midst of "strangers" and being very much at home.... [more]

It Is Never Too Late

Adoptee tells of finding her birth families late in life.... [more]

Not Lost, But Found

Adoptee tells of her search and reunion, and how her adoptive mom is the one she considers her mom.... [more]

He Did This for Us

Author tells of how she came into contact with her birthfamily.... [more]

Even at 65

A woman tells of her successful search and reunion at the age of 65.... [more]

I Am an Adopted Grandmother

A grandmother tells of her experience with two granddaughters, and expresses her gratitude for being able to particpate in the experiences of the family.... [more]

Lessons Learned about Permanency for Teens

The three-year federally funded demonstration project was a collaborative effort between Four Oaks and the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) aimed at making permanent placements and lasting connections for 30 legally free teens in Iowa. During the project, participants learned a lot about working with teens.... [more]

Connections Energize Mississippi Recruitment Campaign

Solid relationship-building skills at the Adoption Unit of the state Department of Human Services' Division of Family and Children's Services have made good use of this connection and forged several new community alliances.... [more]

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Kristin is an intelligent and sweet girl who enjoys attending church and participating in children's classes offered there. Kristin also enjoys activities such as outings... [more]
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