Category Archives: Pregnancy: Adoption

Some stepfathers, those with multiple family roles, experience the highest stress levels

In stressful family circumstances, parenthood sometimes take a bigger toll on fathers’ mental health. Scholars at Brigham Young University and Princeton conducted research that gives a better look at how various types of parents experience stress. One finding of the … Continue reading

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Childhood adoption experiences and the effect of those experiences later in adulthood

ADOPTIONS have been running at record levels in the UK, with recent figures showing an annual rate of almost 4,000 – up by 15 per cent – while Government reforms have attempted to boost the process. Now a University of … Continue reading

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Infertility treatment surge is being led by white, straight women

WASHINGTON — Heterosexual white women are twice as likely as racial or sexual minority women to obtain medical help to get pregnant, according to a recent study published by the American Psychological Association. While income and lack of insurance only … Continue reading

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How stress impacts ability to get pregnant

Having difficulty getting pregnant can be an incredibly stressful experience for any couple. Now, for the first time, researchers have data that suggests preconception stress might play a role in infertility. Extending and corroborating their earlier study conducted in the … Continue reading

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International adoptions and medical guidelines: a new UCLA program

With thousands of internationally adopted children arriving in the United States each year, there is a growing demand for a specialized health-care support system that helps adoptive parents and children navigate through the international adoption process. Now, Dr. Yvonne Bryson … Continue reading

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Unique anonymous birth system has halved neonaticide rate in Austria

Since 2002, the number of new-born babies who have suffered a violent death has more than halved in Austria. This encouraging development is due to the introduction of the Anonymous Birth scheme in 2001. Scientists at the MedUni Vienna have … Continue reading

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Adopted adults have higher rates of substance abuse: study

PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e49655. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049655. Epub 2012 Nov 15. Substance use disorders and adoption: findings from a national sample. Yoon G, Westermeyer J, Warwick M, Kuskowski MA. Source Minneapolis VA Health Care System, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, … Continue reading

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Adoption-friendly workplaces: The Top 100 in the US

COLUMBUS, OH-(Marketwire - Sep 10, 2012) -  Twenty years ago, Dave Thomas, an adoptee and the founder of Wendy’s Restaurants, established the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption with the vision of a safe and loving home for every child. Today, … Continue reading

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