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 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

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

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 s...

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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

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

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

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

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 ...

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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

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 th...

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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

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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Wish You Were Here!: How to Keep Kids Close to Distant Relatives

When your relatives don't live right around the corner, heed our tips to help your kids stay close to them in other ways.

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Parenting Across Race

For families who have adopted a child of another race, it is especially important to be aware of love’s limits.

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A Bridge to Family

Since 1963, Abbott House has served the five boroughs of NYC and the lower and mid-Hudson Valley region. The only program of its kind in the state, the Bridge Family model unites families who are considering adoption with teens who have been in the...

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Notes From A Backseat Driver

From toddlers to teens there is something about a car ride that is conducive to intimate conversation.

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Christopher's Mom

After seven years of intensive treatment for unexplained infertility, and after seven years of ignoring the problem while dealing with a live-in mother-in-law with Alzheimer's disease, I was sure infertility would leave me emotionally hobbled forev...

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Forgotten Babies

NYC mom writes for change.

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Adopting Internationally: Local groups offer resources and support for all the special challenges

With so many families choosing to adopt children from foreign countries, many factors come into play in keeping the adoptee’s birth heritage alive. Through interaction with organizations that post events and offer advice and social outlets, familie...

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The Bridge That Brings Families Together

Alexei acts like any other fourth grader. He listens to Jessica Simpson and shoots hoops with his brother after school. In the school orchestra he plays the violin, and he will be one of the townspeople in the school production of "The Music Man”. ...

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'Forever Families', Inspired by Noelle

Deb Capone tells people that when she adopted her daughter, Noelle, from Hunan Province, China, in 2000, she knowingly joined the legion of “the sleep-deprived” and unknowingly became part of what has emerged as one of the fastest-growing segments ...

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International Adoptive Parents Stoic in Face of SARSMany See China Trip as Essential

Most parents will agree that the journey to becoming a family is a complex mosaic of uncertainties and possibilities. For those who build families through international adoption, the road to parenthood is a maze of passageways paved with risks. But...

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For older foster kids,Finding a Way Home

By the time he was 15, Robert had lived in seven foster care homes and one residential treatment facility. He was available for adoption but that seemed unlikely; the young man was concerned about what would happen to him when he ‘aged out’ of the ...

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THERE’S A BABY WAITING FOR YOU! Westchester Parents on International Adoption

“My daughter is Chinese. She will grow up as an American but her heritage is Chinese and I want her to remember that.” These are the words of Marjorie Berman of Ardsley, the adoptive mother of four-year-old Sophia Kosman, who left her native countr...

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