Author: Dawn Smith-Pliner


Will My Illness Stop Me From Adopting?

With the recent adoption of Zoey by Bill Klein and Dr. Jennifer Arnold, stars of the popular television series, The Little Couple, many people have wondered if health issues impede one's ability to be able to adopt. Dr. Arnold's battle with cancer has been well documented on the show and she is, thankfully, in remission from gestational trophoblastic neoplasm stage 3...

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Shame Shame Shame

Can you imagine waving good bye to your son as he gets on the school bus for his first day of school and never seeing him again? A parent's worst fear--losing a child.

Well, that is what happened to Encarnacion Bail Romero, an illegal Guatemalan immigrant, when a lower Missouri court ruled in favor of the Mosers, the adoptive family....

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The Love of Two Grandmothers

Awestruck by the birth of her first grandbaby, one grandmother was shocked when she realized her tears were not those of joy, but of sadness. Realizing her grandbaby looked nothing like her brought back all of the struggles of her own infertility. Like lightening striking, she understood for the first time what it must have been like for her daughter...

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Caretaking Your Child's Adoption

For many years I have been saying that I feel it is the responsibility of the adoptive family to care take their child's adoption until she/he is able to care take it for her/himself. What does this really mean in our daily lives?

Sharon Kaplan Roszia, co-author of "The Open Adoption Experience," states that in order for adopted people...

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