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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Adoption Site! These are the top ten articles that your Adoption Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!

1. Therapeutic Parenting
Adopting a child who has been hurt or traumatized, such as in stuations of abuse or post-instituationalization, a therapeutic parenting style is required to help the child heal and form an attachment.

2. What Are You Thankful For ?
Holidays can be a difficult time for childless couples, both those suffering from infertility and those waiting to adopt. This article discusses those feelings and provides some inspiration for hopeful waiting parents.

3. Creating a Lifebook
Information about lifebooks and how to get started making one for your child.

4. Common Pitfalls to Artificial Twinning in Adoption
Before you adopt two or more children close in age, consider how you will resolve these difficulties.

5. Beginning an Intercountry Adoption
A list of important things to consider when researching countries for intercountry adoption.

6. A Brief Look at Adoption and Abandonment
Adoption is a wonderful way to build a family. At the same time, we must remember that adoptive families face their own unique set of issues. Abandonment is just one issue that some adoptees face, and other feelings go along with it.

7. Dealing with the Holiday Blues
Holidays can often be very difficult for waiting parents and those who have suffered miscarriages or pregnancy loss. This article provides some suggestions for getting through the holiday season with your sanity intact.

8. Emotional Eating and Adoption
There's no argument that going through adoption is an exciting yet stressful time in your life. However, emotional eating through the adoption process isn't good for you or your family. Here's what to do instead.

9. Adoption—An Open, Semi-Open, or Closed Practice?
Join adoptive mom and author Gisela Gasper Fitzgerald as she examines the advantages and disadvantages of open, semi-open, and closed adoption practices from the point of view of adoptees, birth mothers, and adoptive parents.

10. Pursuing Single Parent Adoption
Singles wishing to pursue an adoption go through the same process as couples. However, there are some factors to take into consideration before starting the adoption journey.



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