As I found out more from my adoption file, I found myself starting to doubt my birth parents.
You'd think, from all the forced adoption documentaries and TV series flying around, that my birth mother Bonnie would have been thrilled to have me back in her life. THRILLED. Not so much, as it happens.
The Australian parents of an Indian girl thought to have been kidnapped and sold to an adoption agency say they'll fight "tooth and claw" to keep her.
When an American couple adopted Sasha at age 5½, the St. Petersburg orphanage informed them she was mildly retarded. Almost 18 years later, she's back in Russia, teaching English on a coveted Fulbright grant.
In February 2008, my husband, Ari, and I brought home from South Korea our baby Jacob. Weeks of sleepless nights later, I was feeling wildly unqualified to mother this beautiful stranger and wondering why parenthood was so much more stressful than I'd expected.
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The number of international adoptions has fallen to its lowest point in 15 years, a steep decline attributed largely to crackdowns against baby-selling, a sputtering world economy and efforts by countries to place more children with domestic families.
Charlize Theron started the adoption process two years before her baby son came into her life.
Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley have adopted a second baby.
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