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December/January 2006

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Spotlight: Searching for birth family and answers

Like Mother, Like Daughter
A mother searches for her daughter's Kazakh birth mother
By Beth O'Malley, M.Ed.

Good Grief
An adoptee shares his thoughts on reconnecting with his birth family
By Kevin Ost-Vollmers

Lost and Found
An adoptive mother struggles with the lack of information she has for her Chinese-born daughter
By Cissy White

A Peculiar Rhythm: Birth Parent Search
As her son searches for his birth family, one mother stuggles with her own thoughts and feelings about the search
By Terra Trevor

Access to Family Information by Adoptees
Adoptees have limited access to their own files -- here's a run down on each state's regulations
By National Adoption Information Clearinghouse


Crowns of Confidence
From Russian orphan to Miss Teen Maine International, one adoptee shares her adoption journey
By Kim Phagan-Hansel

Turning the Corner
After struggling through miscarriages and infertility treatment, one couple turns to Korean adoption
By Barbara Buxbaum

Cultural Connection: Russia & Ukraine
Get festive this holiday season to celebrate a Russian Orthodox Christmas
By Adoption Today Staff

Behavior Changed, Proved
HANDLE with Foster-Adopt Children: an Outcome Study
By Marlene Suliteanu, OTR/L

Will the Reall Mom Please Stand Up
An adoptive mom addresses the "real" mom questions with her daughter
By Cindy Champnella

Soul Survivor
Healing from the loss of a child
By Terra Trevor

Government Issues New Report on International Adoptions
GAO Report finds improvement in process but more needed, Hague Treaty my be implemented by 2007
By John Towriss

Gifted Children, Adoption and School
Helpful tips on parenting a gifted child
By Jean MacLeod

Father and Daughter Return to China
On upon returning to China, dad learns how to make the return trip a fun, learning adventure
By Tom McGuffey

Cultural Connection: China
Items to help your family celebrate Chinese New Year
By Compiled by Adoption Today Staff

My Babies Have Brown Eyes and Kinky Hair
A father shares his thoughts on raising African American children
By Erich P. Ditschman

A Secular Journey
Struggling with a forced connection to religion, one mother finds her son in Ethiopia
By Donna Swarthout

Following the Adoption Path to Ethiopia
A couple completes their family with an Ethiopia adoption
By Katherine Knudsen

In Every Issue

Editor's Thread

News Briefs
Find out the latest information about adoption

Legislative Update
Government report paints fascinating adoption picture
By John Towriss, Washington Bureau

Adoption Wellness
Seeing the connection: Vision and sensory integration
By Lois Hickman, MS, OTR, FAOTA
Travel Time
Getting really personal
By Kat LaMons

Adoption Ethics
Adoption search and reunion: Ethics in search
By Ellen

Expectant Mother
On the couch
By Sally Miller

Our Reflections
Why are you searching for your birth family?
By Jinny Jordan

Resource Reviews
Good Luck Life, Damaged Angels, The Cruelest Con and Unlocking the Heart of Adoption
By Richard Fischer and Kim Phagan-Hansel