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Spotlight on AF

Cultural Resources Online
If your community doesn’t have a lot of resources dedicated to your child’s heritage, you can find information and products online to help you bring your child’s background to life for him. We listed many resources in the March/April issue of Adoptive Families, but you’ll find even options here. Plus, nominate your own favorites to help other readers find the perfect way to teach their children about their ancestry. Plus, look here for more great articles, ideas, and information to help you raise a child of a different race or nationality than you.

Creating a Playgroup
Have you created a cultural playgroup (or are you looking to)? Tell us all about it here, and check out the great information and advice from other readers at this page.

The Great Gotcha Day Debate
Karen Moline’s “Gotcha Day” essay from AF’s January/February issue sparked a heated debate among adoptive parents. Here, you can read the original essay, along with the dozens of letters we received in response. Want to add your two cents? E-mail us your take on Gotcha Day at

Share Your Story:
How did you celebrate your first Mother’s or Father’s Day with your child? Tell us all about it here.

Hosting a 2006 Heritage Event?
Submit the details to for our Annual Roundup of Heritage Camps and Culture Days.

See Your Child in the Pages of AF
Full details about how to submit a winning family photo.

AF Bookstore: Whether you're looking for a how-to guide, a memoir, or a great book for your multiracial kids, you'll find it at the Adoptive Families bookstore.

Parent-to-Parent FAQ: Share your adoption experiences and advice with other moms and dads.

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: There's a lot of positive-and negative-focus on adoption in the media and business worlds. Offer your kudos to those who get it and educate those who don't.

Adoption Professional Central: Want to list an event or let others know about your support group? Here's the place to do it. Sign up now.

Media Page: Read our reviews before you go to the movies, and post your own opinions and reviews, too.

Parent Support: Find a local adoptive-parents support group.

Agency and Program Listings: A database of more than 500 programs throughout the U.S., with detailed information on adoption requirements, costs, and timing.

Calendar of Events: Adoption-related celebrations, conferences, seminars, playgroups, and support groups in your neck of the woods.

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