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A Crackdown on International Adoptions

February 23, 2012 by  
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The rate of adoptions in Ethiopia has declined 90 percent. Matthew D. LaPlante in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | posted 2/07/2012 10:16AM   Trevor and Marlene Janzen’s first miracle took nine months. To the Saskatchewan, Canada, couple, that seemed a natural time to wait for a baby. They adopted their first son, Eyob, from Ethiopia in more »

Emotional SC adoption case may weigh fed, state law

February 23, 2012 by  
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BRUCE SMITH The Associated Press Published: Monday, February 6, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Last Modified: Monday, February 6, 2012 at 9:56 a.m. CHARLESTON — A South Carolina adoption case is pitting the couple who nurtured a 2-year-old girl against the child’s biological father, a Cherokee Nation tribal member who took her back to Oklahoma after more »

Adoption delays ‘putting children in Coventry and Warwickshire at risk’

February 23, 2012 by  
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VULNERABLE children in Coventry and Warwickshire are being harmed by some of the country’s worst delays in court adoption cases, council leaders claim. They say “unnecessary” delays of more than a year in family court care proceedings are leaving children “in limbo” and without a permanent home. Jim O’Boyle, Coventry City Council cabinet member for more »

Chosen: An Adoption Story

February 3, 2012 by  
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  Not only is Chosen: An Adoption Story a great children’s book filled with eye-catching illustrations, but it is also a must-read for adoptive parents wanting to explain to their children how they came to be adopted. Using poetry, Rebecca D. Turner highlights the adoption process, pointing out that not all families look the same more »

Adopting children from divergent cultures

January 1, 2012 by  
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As this linked story shows (and we all know), culturally-blended and/or international families are today’s norm, particularly when families choose adoption. Because of its community-minded support network, the Our Family Orphan Communities endeavor serves to help families adjust to cultural differences without undermining a child’s heritage. Journal Review article

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