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Adoption: Types, Thoughts and Considerations

In Parenting by Elizabeth Stephenson

Adopting one child won’t change the world: but for that child, the world will change. –Unknown Adoption has changed my life.  My son was adopted at birth and in one moment my life was forever changed.  I know how fortunate I am to have the resources and opportunity to have this precious baby come in to my life and change my focus from me… to we.  Unfortunately, thousands of children are still waiting for their forever home. Adoption takes many forms – from adopting a child in foster care, step-parent adoptions and consensual adoptions. Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care.  In North Carolina there are …