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International adoptions: slow, expensive, rewarding

In the past, international adoptions were perceived as a manageable way of becoming a parent. In 2004, there were 22,991 international adoptions by American parents, according to the State Department. By 2011, that number had dropped 60 percent to 9,319. -

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Summer Place Car Show wheels in for its 11th year

by AdoptionMedia on
22 May 2013 02:34 PM
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Jim Richardson founded the event as a way to raise money for his family's foundation, A Home for Every Child. The foundation, which raises money to help children in need of adoption, is one that is close to Richardson's heart just as his love for the 1950s is close to his roots. - Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

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Russia's children rights ombudsman to go to U.S to tackle adoption problem

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22 May 2013 02:13 PM
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Russian children rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov intends to go to the United States in June and plans to attend establishment of a special bilateral body to deal with adopted children. | Russia Beyond The Headlines

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March for Orphans Brings Attention to Broken International Adoption System

About 500 people, representing 37 states, gathered Friday in Washington, D.C., for the "Step Forward for Orphans March." The marchers had firsthand experience with the brokenness of the international adoption system. Some came with the children they struggled to adopt, others marched with photos of the children they have adopted.... -

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Kids raising kids: Jackson County teen pregnancy rates on the decline, but 'still a problem'

by AdoptionMedia on
22 May 2013 10:45 AM
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While the number of pregnant teens in Jackson County has declined over the years, the county still ranks high compared to other counties and the state average. And the city of Jackson ranks even higher— outranking Detroit in -

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Diabetes may lead to infertility

by AdoptionMedia on
22 May 2013 10:45 AM
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When a couple does not conceive even after 12 months of trying without contraception it is termed as infertility. And diabetes can be one of the conditions that cause infertility in both men and women. - The New Age Online

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Two little known infertility causes highlighted

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22 May 2013 10:26 AM
Category: Fertility News ()

Two little known causes of infertility specific to the Middle East were highlighted by specialists in reproductive medicine on Tuesday. -

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Mother's Day reunion for biological Mother & Daughter 29 years a

A Mother's Day reunion after 29 years apart. Mother and daughter discover they lived only 7 miles apart and share many similarities. - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

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Today's Talker: Chester mom finds son 64 years after his adoption

A long awaited reunion after 64 years. Frances Lee reunites with her son and celebrates her 87th birthday. » Abilene Reporter-News

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Russian adoption ban leaves U.S. families in an agonizing limbo

The new Russian law banning adoptions by U.S. families that took effect Jan. 1 erased the Nagels' plans to bring Timofey to America in March. In all, it stranded more than 330 families who had already begun stitching hoped-for Russian adoptees into the webs of their lives.-

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Effort to keep kids out of foster care

The Michigan Department of Human Services plans a pilot project in three counties designed to keep children out of foster care and cut costs. - | News, Sports, Jobs, Marquette Information | The Mining Journal

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Long Lost Sisters Reunited At Track Meet

by AdminFA on
13 May 2013 11:57 AM
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The sisters, who went to school ten minutes apart, have the same shoe size, double jointed thumbs and are hard to tell apart on the phone. They've become good friends, and together they're hoping to discover whether they have any more siblings. -By ThePostGame Staff

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Adoption And Fostering Part Two: Expanding Your Family Through Adoption

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09 May 2013 10:19 AM
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Before Regina Leonard became a mother, adoption was always an option. -By Morgan Small, WABI

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May is National Foster Care Month

Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity to shine a light on the experiences of the more than 400,000 children and youth in the foster care system. -Ukiah Daily Journal Staff

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After 54 years, son reunites with his birth mother, family.

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26 Apr 2013 11:08 AM
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Don Lachappelle was born Jan. 20, 1959, at a hospital for unwed mothers in Windsor, Ontario. He had recently come across enough information to track down his birthmother. -By Denis Langlois, Sun Times, Owen Sound

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