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Adam Crapser is a 41 year-old living in Washington, married with naturalized citizen children. Even though a United States family adopted him 37 years ago, he faces deportation to South Korea, a country where he was born but has no memories, no connection besides a birth certificate. In short, this is because his adoptive parents…

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When seeking to adopt a child, in years past potential parents were often encouraged to consider looking overseas for their next family member. Up to 2004, the number of international adoptions had been steadily climbing for the last seven decades. However, since then it has become more difficult to bring a baby born in Asia,…

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Throughout the divorce, the emphasis was always on what is best for your child. How to maintain a safe foundation as the world turned inside out. After a divorce the family relationship becomes an evolution, shifting and adapting as you learn new roles and communication techniques with your ex-partner, now co-parent. It’s a challenge that’s…

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Whether it’s always been a lifelong dream, or if it’s a new idea that you’ve only just begun to pursue, the adoption process can be overwhelming. As you have probably already realized, there are several options, and none of them is as easy as you may have hoped. In an effort to make things a…

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