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Explaining The Adoption Process

Embryo Adoption Gives Hope to Couples Seeking to Adopt Children or Dispose of Their Unused Embryos

When it comes to adoption, most people think of adopting a fully grown child. What about adopting an embryo? Well, two US couples decided to go the embryo adoption way with one as the donor and the other as the recipient of the embryo.   Following successful IVF treatment, the Gassmans were left wondering what …



New York Times on Adjusting to Life After Adoption

The New York Times recently published a piece discussing the importance of appropriately acclamation to life following the adoption of a new child. With the rise of adoption in states like New Jersey, new information has been released regarding adaptation procedures when new children are introduced into a pre-existing family system. New parents of adoptive …


Bill allowing faith-based ojections to adoption placement passes Texas House

A bill that would give foster care and adoption agencies that receive state funding in the Lone Star State the ability to refuse to place children with families they disapprove of based on religious grounds — including those of same sex and transgender people – has recently been passed by the Texas House of Representatives. …


Alabama Family Adopts Three Chinese Children

Shaun and Anna Lokey are a married couple who live in Alabama. They have three of their own biological children. However, they felt that there was something missing in their life. This made them interested in adopting a child from another country. Shaun’s parents were going to adopt a child when he was a young …


Kate Hudson’s Fabletics Taking on the Giants of the Online Fashion Trade

It is little surprise that cornering a portion of the online fashion trade can be an uphill struggle. No sooner is the small startup open for business when the shadows of the established marketers overshadow the hope of profits. None of these giants is more prominent in the online market than the Amazon, whose sales …




Intercountry Adoption Rates Falling Globally

Global rates of intercountry adoption, adopting children from other countries, are taking a nosedive, according to Peter Selman, expert in intercountry adoption who works for Newcastle University.   Since 2004, the numbers have dropped by more than 200 each and every week. They’ve halved since 2004. Italy has managed to maintain its adoption numbers, being …


Are Governments Placing Restrictions on International Adoption

Adoptive parents face many barriers to a successful and mutually beneficial adoption process, including the enormous amount of money required to finalize the adoption. Many Americans are struggling to determine why international adoptions have become almost three times more expensive than domestic adoption. In a recent New York Times article, a contributor discusses the possibility …

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