Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Weighing the Options Between Adoption and Surrogacy

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Weighing the Options Between Adoption and Surrogacy
The two very different options for building a family depend on a variety of factors. You make the call

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A bouncing baby boy or giggling toddler girl can bring love and life to a household. For childless couples hoping to have a family, adoption or surrogacy can be their best options. The process of starting a family this way can be immensely rewarding, but there are also many challenges. Continue reading

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The 411 on Adoption

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The 411 on Adoption: Who, What, When, Where and How
Determining the best option for your growing family

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When Denise Buzy-Pucheu and her husband, Cary Correia, contemplated adopting a child, they were adamant about researching the options and ultimately decided upon an international adoption. Ten years later, the Connecticut-based couple has expanded the family to five with 10-year-olds Ethan and Isabella, adopted from Kazakhstan, and 8-year-old Aeryn Elisabeth, adopted from China. Continue reading

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5 Inexpensive Spring Activities For the Family

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5 Inexpensive Spring Activities For the Family
Try these fun alternative ways to bonds with the kids

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The sound of birds chirping and children giggling outside is a definite sign that spring is here. It’s the perfect time to spring your family activities into action. “Outdoor family days include renewing bonds, showing your children the importance of physical activity and giving them a chance to use their creativity,” says Aeva Gaymon-Doomes, a child psychiatrist in Chevy Chase, Md. Springtime activities, though, don’t have to be hard on your bank balance. Keep your family active and your finances in shape with family activities perfect for your budget. Continue reading

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