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Transracialization Within Adoptive Families By John Raible , EdD - Transracialization is the term the author uses to describe what happens to some individuals after they take part in long-term relationships of caring with people of another race. See what the author discovered while working with white people who grew up in transracial adoptive families, namely, the non-adopted white siblings of transracial adoptees. (Added: 11-Jun-2007 Hits: 1566 )

Top Seven Tips to Become a Good Stepmother By Denielle Hollister - Here are some great tips for becoming a good stepmother. See how you can benefit from using any one of these tips for becoming a great stepmother, no matter how involved your stepchildren are with their biological mother. (Added: 25-Apr-2006 Hits: 1459 )

Talking to Children about Adoption By Nancy Jessop - I work as a school counselor in a pre-K through first grade elementary school in western Massachusetts. I am also an adoptive mother. I have had many occasions to talk to the children in my school about adoption and to observe what questions, concerns and thoughts come up for these children concerning the subject of adoption. Very young children, toddlers and preschoolers, don't fully comprehend the concept of adoption. (Added: 26-Nov-2002 Hits: 920 )

Creating Ceremonies for Older Adopted Children By Allison Martin - An Interview with Cheryl A. Lieberman and Rhea K. Bufferd, Authors of "Creating Ceremonies : Innovative Ways to Meet Adoption Challenges" (Added: 26-Nov-2002 Hits: 1342 )

Parenting the Adopted Adolescent By N/A - Most parents worry about their child when he or she reaches adolescence. Will the child who was once easygoing and helpful become moody and disrespectful? Will the child who was fiercely independent when young become a teen who gives in to peer pressure? Will the child who has had a conventional style of dress suddenly color his or her hair purple? When adopted children reach adolescence, their parents are likely to be anxious and have an additional set of questions. (Added: 26-Nov-2002 Hits: 1487 )

Silent Voices Heard - Impact of Birthermother's Experience By Donna Portuesi, MSW - Living an experience is to know it. For the birthmother, however, living the experience and understanding the totality of the experience may take a lifetime journey. The relinquishment of a child for adoption permeates all aspects of a birthmother's life. Only a couple of decades ago, many unwed mothers, no matter how capable, were scorned and labeled "loose", "bad", "unfit", and "undeserving". (Added: 26-Nov-2002 Hits: 1339 )

Seven Core Issues in Adoption By Silverstein and Kaplan - Adoption is a lifelong, intergenerational process which unites the triad of birth families, adoptees, and adoptive families forever. Adoption, especially of adolescents, can lead to both great joy and tremendous pain. Recognizing the core issues in adoption is one intervention that can assist triad members and professionals working in adoption better to understand each other and the residual effects of the adoption experience. (Added: 26-Nov-2002 Hits: 994 )

Life Books: Every Adopted Child Needs One By Beth O'Malley - Information is gold when you are adopted. Every tiny piece is precious, whether it's a photo or quote from the orphanage staff. Life Books help put all the information pieces together in a way that helps your child make sense of, and ultimately feel good, about his/her history. (Added: 26-Nov-2002 Hits: 1569 )

Growing Up Adopted By Adam Pertman - Most adoptees start coping with identity issues by the time they're seven or eight. Developmentally, that's when children begin the transition from concrete to abstract thinking; for adoptees, it's the time when the word "adoption" becomes a multifaceted concept rather than just a description of a procedure. (Added: 26-Nov-2002 Hits: 1353 )

Talking To Your Adopted Adolescent By Randolph W. Severson - When talking to a teenager about adoption, the most important fact to remember is that adoption belongs on the ordinary continuum of human experience. Adopted people and adoptive families are different, but they are not all that different; thus it errs to isolate the meaning of adoption to the extent that one assumes that solutions that work in similar contexts will not work when the issue is adoption. (Added: 26-Nov-2002 Hits: 947 )

Adoption is a Family Affair, Author Interview By Allison Martin - Patricia Johnston is an adoptive advocate, a well known publisher, mother and the author of Adoption is a Family Affair!" Adoption is a Family Affair! is an introduction to the pitfalls, misconceptions, and issues around adoption. It provides a basic "Adoption 101" for your parents or for anyone else new to the idea of adoption. (Added: 26-Nov-2002 Hits: 922 )

Three Worlds - One Family By Caroline F. Daniel - Last Tuesday I learned how to prepare Tet Bo Sow, and then on Friday I roasted corned beef and cabbage: both served on our Chinese dinnerware. I m not really sure why it hadn t occurred to me before, but I was surprised at the lump in my throat when my daughter Chloe wanted Irish music so she could dance a jig she d learned in preschool (Added: 26-Nov-2002 Hits: 1294 )

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