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International Adoption, Fraud and 'Orphans'

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Western parents who adopt from the developing world often believe they're offering those children a happier, better life. A recent article suggests that in many cases, the facts of international adoption aren't what they seem.

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Celeb Moms Adopting Alone

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Today the news broke that Sandra Bullock is adopting as a single mother. She's not alone. While some may consider the full package to be kids, career and marriage, that's not the case for many single celebrity moms -- like Meg Ryan and Mary-Louise Parker -- who have adopted without having a mate.

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My Son By Any Other Name

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The day I first met my son, we sat together with his social worker and foster parents out on the back deck of his foster parents' home. My son asked me if I was going to change his name after I adopted him. That simple question broke my heart. Here he was, 10 years old, and even something as basic as his name wasn't stable. But eventually we chose a new name -- a name that symbolized him choosing who he wanted to be.

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Adoption Journey: My Son is Coming Home

In the final episode of Tracy's adoption journey, she discovers that what she has been looking for was right in her backyard all along.

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Adoption Journey: The End or Beginning?

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In part 1 of the final episode of Tracy's adoption journey, she discovers that what she was looking for might have been right in her backyard all along.

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Adoption Journey: A Glimmer of Hope

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In part nine of her harrowing journey to adopt a little girl, Tracy leaves Ukraine for good. She's ambivalent, sad, and embarrassed -- but there is a glimmer of hope.

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Adoption Journey: No Hope of a 2-Year-Old

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In the eighth installment of her emotional journey, Tracy gives up her dream of adopting a two-year-old daughter and makes the long journey to meet a nine-year-old.

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Adoption Journey: Back to Ukraine?!?

In part seven of her series, after exploring foster care, Tracy and her husband may get the chance to meet the child they were hoping for.

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