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Adoption: Finding the Right Agency and Attorney

Selecting an agency and an attorney are among the first steps to adopting a child. Credit: Etolane, Flickr.
So you've made the decision: You want to adopt a child. Congratulations! Now what? There's an interesting and winding road ahead of...

International Adoption Laws Have Loopholes

Not all adoption agencies are accredited, which is creating an inequity in the adoption world. Credit: shutterblog, Flickr
An international treaty signed by the United States in 1993 was supposed to safeguard international adoptions, but some A...

Is Madonna Fit to Adopt?

Madonna's ex-husband, Guy Ritchie, says that she's a "great mum," but the rejection of Madonna's application to adopt four-year old Mercy James by Malawi's High Court seems to imply otherwise. The adoption was denied on grounds of "residency" and...

Madonna's adoption not going as planned

Madonna's adoption of David Banda, the 13-month-old child she took home from Malawi last October, is not yet finalized. And there are some who say it might never be. Before the High Court of Malawi will make little David's new home with Madonna a per...

Utah family adopts Russian siblings

I have a special place in my heart for international adoption. Perhaps it is my hope that one day, in the future, we'll be able to adopt a toddler internationally. Here's a story about a family that has opened its doors to four Russian siblings. John...

Blogging Baby Sleepover: International Edition, Nov. 1, 2006

I was trolling through all of the participants in Eden Kennedy's National Blog Writing Month (NaBloWriMo) today. Not only am I participating and planning to write a blog post every day this month, but I am also trying to visit all of the participants...

International adoption can be a sticky subject

There's been a lot of stories in the news recently about Madonna's adoption of a boy from Malawi. Although there's a lot of controversy about the adoption going on right now, the issue of adoption, race and religion is an important one. According to...

Madonna and Guy Ritchie adopting?

It seems that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have set a precedent among the celebrity crowd by opening their home to international adoptions. Rumor has it that Madonna and Guy Ritchie are looking to expand their family by adopting a set of twins some t...

Six things to consider when adopting internationally

I have to thank Foodad over at noodad for this tip. He give six very important tips for parents to consider when they have adopted a child internationally. Specifically, he uses the example of adopting from China. I have some friends who are anticip...

Domestic or International: choosing an adoption path

The website of Adoptive Families Magazine is featuring an article on how to choose an adoption path -- international or domestic.  The article features some good information on the circumstances that are often associated with the reasons childre...

RealSimple Magazine: Ah, what we do for love ...

In the February issue of Real Simple Magazine, their question for the "Your Words" feature is "What's the craziest thing you ever did for love?"  Most of the responses are really beautiful: some of them are incredible; others...

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