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Here are the top ten articles for the Adoption Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. 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.
2. Postpartum Depression, Post-adoption Depression, and Medications
Actor Tom Cruise’s unnecessary, public verbal attack on actress Brooke Shields after she revealed the details of her battle with postpartum depression that was severe enough to require medication has hit a nerve with women everywhere, and this adoptive mom is no exception.
3. Preparing for Your (Adopted) Baby´s Arrival: Domestic Adoption
Now that the nursery is decorated, dresser drawers are full of tiny clothes, and bottles are lined neatly in a kitchen cupboard, you have a few more things to do before bringing Baby home.
4. Adoption and Depression
You endured a lengthy emotional roller-coaster ride, and the child of your dreams was placed into your open arms.
5. Gotcha Day Celebrations
Some families love to celebrate Gotcha Days. Others, however, prefer not to. Here's a look at both sides of the coin.
6. Adoption Friendly Hospital Program
One hospital in Colorado is going above and beyond the call of duty to support families making adoption plans.
7. Common Pitfalls to Artificial Twinning in Adoption
Before you adopt two or more children close in age, consider how you will resolve these difficulties.
8. Brittany's Hope Foundation
One young woman's dreams becomes reality for many special needs orphans across the world.
9. Dasha: Orphans in Mental Institutions
A dedication to a sweet girl who is a testament to why international adoption of special needs children is crucial. She died in a mental instituion at the age of 5 in late May. In memory of Dasha (Alina)
10. Preparing for Your (Adopted) Baby´s Arrival: The Shopping Spree
Preparing for an adopted baby´s arrival is similar to preparing for a baby you´re giving birth to.
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