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Teaching Moments: Mystery Moms and the 'Interrupting Chicken'

"The Interrupting Chicken" by David Ezra Stein
For most of this past year, I had a very intense, life-consuming job that cost me a...
School appearance by two moms raises lots of questions.

Exploring the Concerns of Adoptive Parents

Twenty-four years ago, when my newly-adopted daughter, Joanna, was about 4 months old, I was reading an article about adoption in the Sunday paper...Do all adopted children feel a life-long "sorrow"?

Steps to Stepfamily Success

Typical multi-home stepfamilies are like intact biological families in many ways. But, they differ structurally, developmentally and dynamically ...Learning to live well in a new family takes time. Everyone has a lot to learn, including how to cope in a new environment.

Adoption Scam Outed in Undercover Sting

Holly and Mark Gonzales had been trying to have a child for four years when they received a phone call from a woman who said she was pregnant with ..."The Early Show" uncovered an alleged con artist running an adoption scam.

Barbara Harris on Adopting Drug-Addicted Babies and Why She Started Project Prevention

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After adopting four children from the same drug-addicted mother, this mom took action.

Gay Parenting: Out of the Closet and In Again

I was delighted when ParentDish asked me to be the mom half of this new column on gay parenting -- reveling at the thought of how mainstream we "alter...Welcome the launch of our first gay-parenting column. But remember, not everyone is celebrating with us.

Adult Adoptees Legislation Would Give Access to Original Birth Records

Proposed legislation in New Jersey could give adult adoptees direct access to their original birth certificates. Credit: New Jersey Depart...Adult adoptees would have access to their original birth records.

Author Explores Lives of 'Practice Babies' Once Raised on College Campuses

This semester, we'll be studying art history, geology and baby-raising. Credit: Getty It may sound like an episode from the popular MTV...Lisa Grunwald's novel takes a deeper look at the "practice baby" phenomenon.

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