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The Adoption Consensus?

When emotions get heated among those who disagree on abortion rights, it can be easy to settle the conversation by calling on adoption as a “compromise.” Is treating adoption as a solution to abortion the best way to craft sensible adoption policy?

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All That We Have Chosen

I was toxemic, poisoned by pregnancy. My only cure was to not be pregnant anymore. But my life had been shaped by reproductive choices long before this latest one.

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Adoption Institute Proposes New Parameters for Transracial Adoption

Current federal law mandates a “color blind” approach to white families seeking to adopt African-American children — but new recommendations released Tuesday by the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute suggest a different approach.

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Surrogacy Bill Passes Minnesota Legislature

A bill to set the ground rules for contracts between gestational carriers and intended parents passed the Minnesota House last Monday, but only after issues such as abortion and gay adoption made their way into the debate.

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Adoption Rules Tighten Abroad

For the first time since international adoption began growing in popularity two decades ago, so many countries have either shut their doors to adoption, tightened their rules or increased domestic adoption that it’s now far harder to adopt overseas.

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Celebrating Courageous Acts of Motherhood

This Mother’s Day, move beyond brunch to acknowledge the courageous acts of all mothers, and wake up Monday morning ready to work toward a world in which pregnancy, parenting, abortion and adoption choices are all honored fully and equally.

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License to Lie

Popular “Choose Life” license plates raise millions for crisis pregnancy centers and other anti-choice organizations. And in Florida, the funds can only be given to women who are willing to give their children up for adoption.

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Rent-A-Womb: Surrogacy in India on the Rise

Debates on surrogacy in India are bound to be endless. But who is to decide which exploitation is more acceptable? A woman renting her womb or working low-paying jobs in inhuman conditions?

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The Adoption vs. Abortion Myth

Politicians of all stripes should face reality — increasing the rate of completed adoptions, however valid on its own merits, is irrelevant to the abortion rate.

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Sent Away: A New Look at Maternity Group Homes

Maternity group homes are not just a thing of the past. Many provide badly needed assistance to a vulnerable population. However, there is also reason to fear that some young women are being subjected to a variety of coercions under the guise of "choice."

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