Coincidence or Divine Intervention

by Michele Fried Years ago, I wrote an article that stemmed from a family conversation about whether things are simply coincidence or fate. I interviewed several clients on the topic and ended up with so much more then I expected. In my field of work, it is one where miracles “seem” to happen. I simply have

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Congratulations to…. Me!

by Michele Fried I am a mother. Being a mother is the most important thing in my life. It is truly what brings me the most happiness. For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be a “mommy”. I have been blessed many times with many wonderful children. I have been

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Adoption Will Change Your Life

by Michele Fried We are talking on the telephone when my friend casually mentions that she and her husband are planning on adopting. “We’re just beginning the adoption process,” she says. “Any advice?” she asks. “Adoption will change your life.” I simply say. “I know,” she says, “The home study process, waiting for the right

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Listening to Adult Adoptees

by Terra Trevor A Lesson for Adoptive Parents Often it takes place within a discussion on an adoption e-list. Recently it happened again at a breakout session at an adoption conference. My friend Jennifer sits down across from me and begins talking with an adoptive mother. Both Jennifer and the woman’s 11-year-old daughter are adopted

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Adoptive Parent Preparation

Adoptive Parent Prep begins with the realization that moms and dads can proactively plan to help their adopted children transition into the family with a little upfront advice from adoption professionals and experienced parents. Making educated choices about building a family via adoption means investigating the pros and cons of domestic and international adoption, understanding

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