Will I Love My Biological Child and My Adopted Children Equally?

Anonymous The biggest shock of my life came the moment I saw the word “pregnant” on my pregnancy test. My husband and I had already adopted two wonderful children and we were just about to submit our papers to adopt another. As part of that process, I took one last pregnancy test. After seeing so many “not pregnant” results, I thought the test was malfunctioning and had to take another before I believed it. We contacted the adoption agency and told them to put our application on hold, but ...
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Adoption: Special Needs

​ Unfortunately, being certain that adoption is right for you and being as prepared and qualified as possible will not ensure that you get a baby to adopt. Adopting an infant today isn't as easy as it used to be. In the first half of the 1900's there were more babies needing to be adopted than there were families to take them (Nickman et al., 2005, p. 987). That changed in the 1970's. Abortion was legalized, birth control became more available, and single parenting became more socially accept...
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Adoption: Building a Solid Foundation

Adoption touches most of our lives in some way. If you are not directly involved with adoption, most likely you know a neighbor, friend, or family member who is. 39% of Americans have "seriously or somewhat seriously" considered adopting. 64% have a family member or close friend who has been adopted, adopted a child, or placed a child for adoption (Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, 2002). Adoptive families have unique challenges. If they understand these challenges and learn...
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What Are the Blessings of Adoption?

By Jovanna M. My biological parents were drug addicts. They had a horrible addiction—something that controls, destroys, and tears apart. It controlled their actions. It destroyed our family. It tore us apart. Addiction is hard on everyone and anyone who comes in contact with it. It ruins everything. My biological parents were sick, they could not provide for their seven kids, let alone themselves. It truly was draining of life and morale. I believe that the only time they truly showed love fo...
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