How We Raised Two Adopted Sons as a Gay Couple

How We Raised Two Adopted Sons as a Gay Couple

What it was like to raise our kids during changing times.

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Mom For Now: What It Means to Be an 'Interim Boarding Care Provider'

Mom For Now: What It Means to Be an 'Interim Boarding Care Provider'

I am an interim boarding care provider--like a foster parent--and the baby in my care was hospitalized. The buck stopped with me...except it didn't.

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Berkshire Farm Center Appoints Assistant Director of Foster Care

Berkshire Farm Center Appoints Assistant Director of Foster Care

Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth, which provides services to youth and families in need on Long Island, recently appointed Kelly Rumm as the assistant director of the foster care program.

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Foster Kids Star in Heart Gallery Photo Exhibit at Broadway Mall in Hicksville

Foster Kids Star in Heart Gallery Photo Exhibit at Broadway Mall in Hicksville

Kids in foster care who are seeking "forever families" are the subjects in a new photo exhibit at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville, NY. The exhibit is organized by Heart Gallery and is the first of its kind on Long Island.

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Q&A with Tina Traster, Mother of an Adopted Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder

Q&A with Tina Traster, Mother of an Adopted Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder

Tina Traster, author and mother to a Russian-adopted daughter with Reactive Attachment Disorder, talks about her "aha moment," warning signs of RAD, how she has treated her daughter's RAD, and what she hopes readers take away from her book on the subject, "Rescuing Julia Twice."

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You Love Me Too, Mamma?: An Adoption Story

You Love Me Too, Mamma?: An Adoption Story

A writer and documentary filmmaker living in New York City and her husband adopt two young children who were born in Vietnam.

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Online Adoption Resources for Westchester

Online Adoption Resources for Westchester

In the age of Google and tech-savvy toddlers, answers to questions about adoption are often just a click away. We bring you several online adoption resources for children and parents in Westchester.

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Online Adoption Resources for Long Island

Online Adoption Resources for Long Island

In the age of Google and tech-savvy toddlers, answers to questions about adoption are often just a click away. We bring you several online adoption resources for children and parents in Long Island.

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Online Adoption Resources for New York City

Online Adoption Resources for New York City

In the age of Google and tech-savvy toddlers, answers to questions about adoption are often just a click away. We bring you several online adoption resources for children and parents in New York City.

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Q&A: Foster Parent 101

Q&A: Foster Parent 101

What do you need to know to become a foster parent? We talked with Nicole L. Mudd, a foster care home-finder for Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth on Long Island, about what it takes to be a foster parent, rights and responsibilities of the job, and other ways to help children in need.

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One Woman's Journey to Find Her Birth Family

One Woman's Journey to Find Her Birth Family

Today, open adoption is almost universally accepted. Years ago that was not the case. In a personal account, Titia Ellis speaks of the shame and secrets surrounding her own adoption, and the search for her birth family.

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Charity Event Raises More Than $25,000 for NY and CT Adoption Program

Charity Event Raises More Than $25,000 for NY and CT Adoption Program

Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc. (FFTA), an NY- and CT-authorized adoption placement agency and resource center, held its third annual gourmet food tasting and silent auction event, "An Evening at Crawford Park Mansion," which raised more than $25,000 for FFTA’s programming.

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Administration for Children's Services Honors 51 NYC Foster Parents

Administration for Children's Services Honors 51 NYC Foster Parents

The 2011 Foster Parent Recognition Ceremony, held May 26, honored 51 foster parents for their dedication to New York City youth.

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Tips for Parents: How to Handle Awkward Birthday Party Situations

Tips for Parents: How to Handle Awkward Birthday Party Situations

Here's help in handling the trickiest birthday party conundrums, including divorced parents; birthdays for twins and multiples, adopted children, and those that fall on holidays; and summer birthdays.

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Forever Families Through Adoption: Annual Event a Success in Greenwich, CT

Forever Families Through Adoption: Annual Event a Success in Greenwich, CT

Forever Families Through Adoption (FFTA) of Rye Brook, a New York and Connecticut licensed adoption placement agency and resource center, raised more than $15,000 at its second annual gourmet tasting event and silent auction.

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