I'm not one of those people who swoon over actors and actresses or even follow entertainment news. However, when the marriage of Brad and Angelina was announced, I had to watch to see how the media would identify their children.
Sure as shootin' - one network mentioned their adopted children as part of the ceremony. Really? How was adoption part...
November is National Adoption Month and celebrates adoption, adoptees, birth and adoptive families. There are national education campaigns, governmental advocacy efforts and state Adoption Days, all focused on building and strengthening adoptive families.
For adoptive families, the focus on how they became a family has its pros and cons.
Celebrating how they were able to build or enlarge their family...
The recent Huffington Post article on "Re-Homing" detailed the stories of several American families, who, after adopting children from overseas, found they could not parent them. Instead of turning to the adoption community for assistance in finding new homes for these children, they turned to the internet for a solution.
To use such a tool to find homes for children...
Adoption is an emotionally charged topic. Throw in some misinformation and a whopping dose of the stuff tabloids are made of and it's hard to separate myth from fact. So sit back, get comfortable, and learn the truth about building a family through adoption.
1. MYTH: There are no kids to adopt.
FACT: There are children of all ages waiting...