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I can answer questions related to domestic newborn adoption. I cannot answer questions about the foster care system or international adoption.

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I have two adopted children and both were adopted at birth here in the U.S.A. Our first adoption experience began with an agency and then we ended up using an adoption attorney for the adoption. Our second adoption was a private adoption with an adoption attorney only.


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BS in Elementary Education MAEd in Curriculum and Instruction MAEd in Administration and Supervision

Awards and Honors

Teacher of the Year for my school (2011) Semi-Finalist for Wake County Teacher of the Year (2011) (Wake County Public School System- NC) Scholastic Teacher Advisor (2010-2012) Scholastic Mom & Dad Squad (2011-2013)

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2016-08-19 How would a child feel towards her father?:

I would think that as the girl grows up, her mom will share with her the story of her birth. As she gets older, more details about the adoption are shared. If the daughter and biological father can maintain

2016-08-19 Why would women that adopt a new born girl still allow the child to:

Most adoptive parents have gone through EXTENSIVE training and classes about adoption and loss. By keeping an open relationship, this adoptive mom is allowing her daughter to remain connected to her biological

2015-06-19 Son showing aggression towards women:

Hi Stephanie!       I can only share what I'd do in the same situation, and you know your boys better than I do. However, I'd definitely look into taking them for some therapy. All adoptive children suffer

2013-12-18 How to tell the kid that she is adopted:

Hi Vic,       Thanks for seeking advice on this. I'm an adoptive mom of two and while my children have open adoptions and have always known about their adoptions, I can imagine how scary your aunt and


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