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Adoption in America

Jul 23, 2007 — An adopted child changes a family forever. Families and adoptees have learned that it's not just family photos that change — but entire family trees, family traditions and family stories that are altered by an adopted child's own story.
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Jul 23, 2007 — When Judy and Bob Stigger decided to adopt nearly three decades ago, they chose children who very obviously didn't look like them. The white couple adopted two children who are biracial, a decision that meant a lifetime of learning for their family.
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Jul 24, 2007 — After adopting two sisters from India, David and Desiree Smolin were shocked to learn that the girls' birth mother had been tricked into giving them up. The Smolins say their experience reveals the dark side of international adoptions.
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Jul 25, 2007 — When Susan Cox was adopted from South Korea, she was quickly Americanized by the Oregon couple who became her parents. Now, more than 50 years later, Cox says, there is more awareness about maintaining a connection to adopted children's native cultures.
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Jul 26, 2007 — When author A.M. Homes went home for Christmas one year, a "terrifying" message awaited her. Thirty-two years after giving Homes up for adoption, her biological mother was looking to get in touch.
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Jul 27, 2007 — This week's series of conversations on adoption in America generated a number of letters from listeners, including one from a woman in San Francisco who uses the Internet to keep track of the daughter she gave up for adoption.
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