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  • February’s Child: Jaylana & This Month’s Info Meetings

    February’s Child: Jaylana & This Month’s Info Meetings0

    This sweet 8 ½-year-old girl loves to laugh! Of Caucasian descent, Jaylana is a fairly outgoing girl with a great sense of humor. She likes dolls and playing on her tablet. She is very considerate of other people’s feelings and relates well to others. Jaylana does well in school with the support of an Individualized

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  • Mass Bank Reducing Barriers to Adoption With New Loan Program

    Mass Bank Reducing Barriers to Adoption With New Loan Program0

    There are grown-ups in Massachusetts who, for a variety of reasons, want to adopt children, give them loving, happy homes, and build a family. There are kids in Massachusetts who, for a variety of reasons, some of them unimaginable, need a safe, loving place to call home — and a grown-up they can call mom

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  • Adoptive Families Together: A Support Network for Parents

    Adoptive Families Together: A Support Network for Parents0

    Ogres are like onions. Children are like onions. OK, perhaps it isn’t fair to compare children to green fairytale creatures. But, what wise Shrek was implying in his famous line from the animated classic is that ogres are complex creatures. Humans — children and adults — are complex, too. Layers of emotion, experience, subconscious, and

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  • How Technology Has Impacted Adoption

    How Technology Has Impacted Adoption0

    As in nearly every other aspect of family life, the past 20 years has delivered major changes for the adoption community, from the double-edged sword of technology to identifying new communities of potential adoptive parents, to better understanding the support needs of children seeking forever homes and adoptive families. Lisa Funaro is executive director of the

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  • Finally Forever

    Finally Forever0

    Are you an adoptive parent or considering adoption? Has your child reached adolescence or coming close to it? Here are some insights about parenting adolescents who have been adopted. Loss is always part of adoption. Regardless of circumstance or age, be it minutes or years old, the child who joins their family through adoption has

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  • Massachusetts Author Pens Sweet Bedtime Book for Adopted Families

    Massachusetts Author Pens Sweet Bedtime Book for Adopted Families0

    Author Nancy Tupper Ling’s latest children’s book was, she admits, unexpected. “It was a surprise to me,” says the Massachusetts mother of two. “I was driving down the road and I thought, What if a child ended up on a parent’s doorstep? What kind of story would you tell your child as to how he

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