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Have A Great Weekend.

Happy weekend! We hope it’s a beautiful one for you. We’re popping by to share our favorite reads of the week, and we hope you enjoy. 

In this week’s blog post we talk about how to create an adoption plan while pregnant.

 Very Well Family put together a list of five ways to have a fun-filled family summer. Hint: you don’t even have to travel.

Are you getting ready to welcome your little one, but struggling to decorate or even furnish a nursery? Cup of Jo is here with 12 amazing ideas for kids’ bedrooms.

ReWire talks about how the adoption industry has become too focused on “supply and demand” and not enough on ethics. 

These dads adopted 6 siblings who had collectively spent 1,640 days in foster care.

Alabama set the record for adoption from foster care in the year 2018. 

Colorado is looking to break the mold in terms of accessibility and adoption. They just passed an extensive law that will open up restrictive barriers and create access to adoption for more people. 

Are you a birth mother or adoptive parent considering an open adoption? Lavender Luz has a fabulous open adoption advice column that addresses tons of common (and some not so common) open adoption questions, issues, and concerns.

The American Academy of Pediatrics via Reuters has released new evidence showing that newly adopted children should be required to undergo specialized medical exams. What do you think?

One more idea for fun summer ideas: family game night! Check out this ultimate list of the best games for families.

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