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The WAP: Where Are All the Black Dolls?

When I attended our first adoption education seminar, which is an informational workshop for all perspective adoptive parents, hosted by our adoption agency, I completed a worksheet that asked the question: Have you ever experienced racism? In fact, there was an entire section of the workshop that focused on race issues and adoption.  The questionnaire […]

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Birth Family Is Family, Too

The FWMB interviewed Amy, mother of three and adoptee, about her decision to pursue a relationship with her birth family. Previously, she shared with us her experience of imagining what her birth story was like, and we are so thrilled to have her back. 1. Why did you decide to pursue your birth family?  When I […]

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The Adventure of Foster Care

Overlooking my patio is a wooden bird feeder where many birds perch while enjoying the seeds. I like to watch the adult birds teach their young how to use it. Lately, a huge crow visits, scaring all the birds and taking more than his fair share. I can tell he has arrived because the mockingbird […]

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ACH Child and Family Services // Caring for Abandoned and Neglected Children

In 1915, a group of women from churches of various denominations banded together to help the growing number of destitute women in the Fort Worth area. In 1930, this group would change its focus to helping and caring for the abandoned and neglected children of Fort Worth, and thus the All Church Home was born. […]

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Adoption: Imagining My Beginning

Unlike most children who grow up thumbing through hospital photos and hearing stories about the day they were born, many adoptees know very little, if anything, about their “beginning.” However, I am one of the lucky ones. I have pieced together bits of information from my adoptive parents, their memories of what my case worker […]

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