Monthly Archives: June 2014

Romanticizing Adoption Is a Disservice to Children and Families

Romanticizing Adoption Is a Disservice to Children and Families The romanticization of adoption is common, draining, and harmful. If I say “adoption,” and you say, “Awwww,” picturing cute waifs on a charming playground smiling with their  interracial family–well, you have bought into a Disney/Hallmark version. It’s unattainable because it isn’t real. Yet it’s rare for someone […]

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Uzo Aduba – Colourlines – News for Action

Uzo Aduba Never Thought About Changing Her Nigerian Name The breakout star of “Orange is the New Black” talked to the Improper Bostonian about whether she ever considered changing her name. Her response is priceless: When I started as an actor? No, and I’ll tell you why. I had already gone through that. My family […]

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Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014 – Submissions closing 18 July

Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014 OUTLINE The Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014 (the Bill) amends the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (the Act) to allow for acquisition of Australian citizenship by a person adopted outside Australia by an Australian citizen in accordance with a bilateral arrangement between Australia and another country. In […]

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International Adoption Stories

International Adoption Stories Adoption Stories written by and about adoptive parents and their children. Adoption stories are not only the perfect way to inspire, they’re also a great way to keep your memories of that magical time alive for ever. These adoption stories were provided by parents, family and friends along with newspapers and adoption […]

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The Children in the Families First Act

The Children in Families First Act: Overlooking International Law and the Best Interests of the Child by Nila Bala When Tarikuwa Lemma was thirteen, she was sold.[1] She and her two sisters were adopted by an Arizona family who were told Tarikuwa’s parents died of AIDS. The truth was that her mother had died during childbirth, but […]

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