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Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness Talk Adoption Advocacy

For Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-lee Furness, adoption is an issue that’s very close to their heart. After adopting their two children, the couple wanted to advocate for the many children still in need of a home. At Furness’s annual Hopeland Gala, TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager takes a look at the important work their non-profit …

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Migrant Children Separated From Parents May Be Adopted

Protesters gathered to denounce the separation of families at the border, and the growing concern over what’s next for the over 2,000 children still held by the Department of Health and Human Services. MSNBC legal analyst Danny Cevallos joins Joy Reid on how and why these children could end up being adopted by Americans. Watch …

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When Adopted Children Want to Meet Their Birth Parents

Many times, adopted children want to meet their biological parents at some point in their lives. This can be an extremely emotional time, and one to deal with very carefully. This story explains a bit of the guidelines set in place for some families for successfully managing what is often an unpredictable experience. Reading through …

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Son, Placed for Adoption, Leads Birth Parents to Altar 36 Years Later

Adoption is full of love, emotion, and sometimes, distance.  This touching story is about a couple who gave their child up for adoption at a young age, and then became reacquainted through that same child looking to meet his biological parents. The two fell in love and, after a lot of conversation and a big …

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A Father’s Guide To Adoption In Texas

A Father’s Guide to Adoption in Texas An unplanned pregnancy can bring to the surface many emotions. But the sympathy, empathy and compassion tend to lay with the mother. Birth fathers are equal partners in the conception, birth and adoption process. But he too will have strong emotions that can make navigating adoption difficult. It …

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Understanding the Differences between Open and Closed Adoption

When both birth and adoptive parents come to our agency the most common question we receive is, “What’s the difference between open and closed adoption?” And it’s an important question to fully understand the answer, as it determines the relationship between both parties, and influences the child for a lifetime. Open adoption, however, is more …

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How to Develop an Effective Adoption Transition Plan

When a child and adoptive parents are matched, it’s an amazing feeling. The connection is life changing for the baby, the birth parents, and the adoptive parents as well. However sometimes getting lost in the euphoria of the situation is the reality that adoptions require significant work for all parties involved. It’s extremely important that …

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