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The Gay Genealogist: Creating a Modern Family Tree

As hobbies go, genealogical research is not exactly on par with snowboarding -- it ranks right up there with stamp collecting in its total lack of...I can trace my family's trademark ski nose back three generations but I can't tell my daughter where she got her cute little button nose.

Gay Parents Fight to Get Both Their Names on Son's Birth Certificate

Fathers want to take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Credit: Karen Bleier, Getty Images A gay couple in California wants both...Fathers want to take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Facebook Connecting Adopted Kids With Birth Parents

Using Facebook to track down old loves, former classmates or long-lost friends is nothing new, but now the social networking site is being used to...Experts say parents who don't tell kids they are adopted are taking a huge risk.

Meant to Be: A Letter to My Daughter on Her Birthday

Long ago, before there was you, when Daddy was not yet Daddy and I was not yet Papa, he and I promised each other that someday we would be parents. We...The doubters didn't stop us: Our course was set.

Babies Adopted From Other Countries Have Trouble Speaking Canadian English, French

When babies are adopted from other countries, learning the Canadian forms of English and French can be difficult. Credit: Getty...New researchers oot aboot difficulty picking up language in Canada.

Florida Uses Twitter to Find Adoptive Parents

Almost one in 210 Americans uses Twitter, sending short messages to family, friends and assorted hangers-on. Credit: Getty Images "Wow,...You might call it a case of tweets for tots.

Jillian Michaels Hoping to Adopt Baby From the Congo

Jillian Michaels plans to adopt as soon as possible. Credit: Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images She's helped a slew of obese contestants on...The star trainer is leaving "The Biggest Loser" to start a family.

Helping Adopted Children Find Their Identities

Twenty years ago, when my husband and I adopted our children from Korea, it was suggested that if we loved them enough they would not crave...The latest expert advice is to expose adoptees early and often to their cultures of origin.

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