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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.

Best Adoption Books for Parents

Find advice and stories in these books about adoption, recommended by local adoption experts as some of the best books for adoptive parents.

Depression After Adoption: Why It Happens and How to Cope

Post adoption, depression can set in for many. Local therapists who work with adoptive families address what can cause it and what you can do to treat it.

Is Adoption a Dirty Word? Not in Our House.

One local mom shares the joy of adopting children and how she encouraged a friend to adopt a child, too. Did she listen?

Adopting an Older Child in Southeast Michigan

From application to acclimation, the adoption process is complex. But these local parents are committed to giving kids a chance at a loving home.

How Much Does it Cost to Adopt a Child?

One local family offers details for those curious about the cost of adopting a child or wondering where to look for adoption assistance.

Local Family Discusses Road to Adoption

For the Coopers of Bloomfield Hills, their road to parenthood was filled with more potholes than a Michigan highway. Here, we share their story.

Foster Parent Peggy Fiebelkorn

This Roseville resident is continuing a family tradition to care for kids who need homes.

Foster Parents Mandy and Jeff Majchrzak

This Waterford couple is creating a family with biological, adopted and foster children.

Fostering Futures: Ensuring a Bright Future for Former Foster Kids

The Michigan Education Trust's Fostering Futures Program offers scholarships and hope to kids who don't have family to help them achieve their educational dreams.

Foster Parents Elizabeth and Ryan Gebs

Meet an Oakland County couple who's filling their home and hearts by fostering.
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