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Michigan Family Adopts Child With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

About 40,000 infants are born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder each year. A Farmington Hills family shares how they help their daughter thrive and why greater awareness is needed.

How Does Open Adoption Work? Tips and Advice for Parents

Are you considering adopting a child and having contact with the birth family? If you're wondering, 'How does open adoption work?' read on for insights.

What Are the Most Common Fertility Problems?

A Beaumont reproductive specialist shares eight of the issues couples trying to conceive often face, including male infertility and unexplained fertility problems.

Proper American Flag Etiquette: The Dos and Don’ts

Learn about American flag display etiquette, the rules of the United States Flag Code and more.

Guide to Adopting a Child Outside of the U.S.

Find out the typical process for adoption from a foreign country including most common countries, requirements, waiting time and what to expect.

How to Pick a Pet for Your Family

Whether you're thinking cat or dog, here is some advice on choosing a pet that complements the kids and parents already in your home.

Not Our President? Parenting in the New Normal

The inauguration of our 45th president of the United States has caused a moral dilemma for some parents. One local mom shares her struggles.

Make an Adoption Lifebook for Your Child

These scrapbooks for adopted kids are key to helping your child understand his or her past. Learn how to make a lifebook and why it's so important.

When to Tell Kids They are Adopted

Not sure how to tell a child they are adopted – or when is the best time? Local adoptees weigh in.

5 Things to Avoid Saying to Adoptive Parents

Questions about infertility and 'real parents' are definite no-nos, says this mom of an adopted daughter. Get her two cents on not what to say.

Three Local Ways to Give Back in November

The season of giving is upon us. Whether it's Giving Tuesday or anytime this month, these great local nonprofits make it easy to open your heart.

Going Cat Crazy at Local Cat Cafes

Southeast Michigan's cat cafes are prime spots to get some kitty cuddles and maybe even find a furry new family member for National Cat Day Oct. 29.
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