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New App Connects Expectant Parents with Would-Be Adoptive Parents

Open Adoption Picnic (Photo credit: Tapestry Dude) Interested in Adoption? New Open Adoption App from Independent Adoption Center Connects Families with Expectant Mothers Independent Adoption Center released a free mobile app for iOS and Android devices last week called Open Adoption that puts important adoption resources and search features at the fingertips of expectant mothers and families seeking to adopt. Independent Adoption Center is a trusted leader in domestic open adoption. The Open Adoption app will help women to understand adoption so they can make the choice that is best for them.  Independent Adoption Center, the nation’s most trusted domestic open adoption agency, rolled out a new app for iOS and Android mobile devices last week that will connect families and expectant mothers like never before. The free app, called Open Adoption, was released on Google Play and iTunes last week and are now available for download. The Open Adoption app puts important adoption information and resources at the user’s fingertips. Mothers can search for families interested in adoption and vice versa, as well as connect with pregnancy counselors and receive information about the adoption process – all for free. “The purpose of the app is to provide a new way for people to get quality information about open adoption and how the process works,” said Ryan Schwab, marketing director of Independent Adoption Center. “We also hope to match...

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Open Adoption Over the Years (With Video)

Adoption (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Here at Find My Birth Family, we support open adoption for obvious reasons. We only wish Bill had the same luxury as a child.  See our story here. From the Video Creator: Begins with a scene of a birth and adoptive family preparing a meal together as the children play. They have formed a natural, comfortable extended family. Speakers share stories of how they welcome and value each other; how they honor the needs of the child; and how they are supported by Open Adoption & Family Services (OA&FS) through lifelong counseling and access to an open adoption community. OA&FS is a nonprofit adoption agency located in Oregon and Washington: http://www.openadopt.org. Related articles Identifying Toxic Family Relationships Guest Post: The Very Real Issue of Abortion in Teen Drama Guest Post: 5 Ways to Make Your Home the Safest in the Neighborhood Florida Is In A Dog State Of Mind Guest Post: Taking your child to a restaurant: Dos and Don’ts Fit Mission: Tone Up Flabby Arms Have You Registered for Preschool Yet? Better Hurry! Open Adoption Explained – How an Open Adoption Works & Benefits Preparing for Your Adopted Child OAB Roundtable: What is open adoption to...

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Immunotech Founder & Chief Scientific Officer Harry Zhabilov Comments on Recent HIV Baby Cure Medicine

  MONROVIA, CA–(Marketwire) – Immunotech Laboratories, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: IMMB) Immunotech Company Founder & Chief Scientific Officer Harry Zhabilov comments on the recent AIDS-HIV Baby Cure Treatments.   Regarding the recently published articles and Media announcements of the HIV case with the newborn baby. This experiment one more time confirms the mechanism of action of chemotherapy of HIV. This means chemotherapy works only when the HIV virus is in the blood stream. When the virus reaches all of the viral reservoirs in the system, it is more difficult for chemotherapy to extract the virus from the viral reservoirs of the blood stream. The treatment appears to have been successful because the virus was already in baby’s blood steam the treatment used does not allow the virus to reach the reservoir like monocyte-macrophages, Langerhans cells, follicular-dendritic cells, retinal cells. By using immunotherapy treatments we are increasing the level of natural killer cells and CD 8 which are responsible for attacking the virus in any corner of the system. This is the reason that chemotherapy has a fast effect under the level of PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) whereas; immunotherapy works slowly but does not have resistance. In a recent article presenting the findings said Dr Deborah Persaud, a virologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore said, “This is a proof of concept that HIV can be potentially curable in infants.” Reuters Mar 4,...

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Government of Canada Announces Enhanced Adoption Tax Credit

Adoption by Choice, Erie PA (Photo credit: hbimedialibrary) OTTAWA–(Marketwire – Mar 21, 2013) – The Canadian government has taken an important step in supporting adoptive families by expanding the federal adoption tax credit in the 2013 budget, says the Adoption Council of Canada.  Until now, the tax credit has primarily been claimed by families adopting internationally, who face steep up-front costs as they build their families. These changes will now make it easier for families adopting from the foster care system within Canada to claim the credit as well. Costs associated with the mandatory homestudy and pre-service adoption preparation training would now be covered under the proposed enhancement. “The Adoption Council of Canada is extremely pleased that Finance Minister Jim Flaherty responded to our suggestions and to the letters, emails and petitions by adoptive families about their need for more support,” says Laura Eggertson, president of the Adoption Council of Canada. “Given that this is a time of fiscal restraint, the Adoption Council of Canada is pleased to see that the government has chosen to prioritize support for Canadian adoptive families.” The budgetary report also points to how “strong and stable families are critical to Canada’s long-term prosperity. Families provide children with permanency, connections, and support — and yet an estimated 30,000 children are currently in the care of child welfare agencies across Canada, waiting to be adopted.” Sarah Pedersen, executive director...

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Adopted Son of Hair Millionaire Sassoon Gets Left Out of the Will

Vidal Sassoon (left) on June 6 in Barcelona together with Figaro Claus Niedermaier at the Global Salon Business Awards ceremony. Photo posted here with permission of Claus Niedermaier (see German entry on Sassoon). (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Hairstylist extraordinaire Vidal Sassoon died of leukemia last May; the details of his will have only recently been revealed. The Daily Mail reported Saturday that Sassoon left none of his $150 million estate to his 41-year-old son, David, with whom he had an uneasy relationship. Read more:  Vidal Sassoon disinherits adopted son from $150 million fortune Vidal Sassoon (Photo credit: Janire_MCa) Related articles Guest Post: Helping Your Children with Homework Without Doing it for Them Beyond Statistics: Portrait of a Former Teen Mom Bliss Mission: Write Your Own Story Teens and Facebook: Why Parents Need to Wake Up Fast Identifying Toxic Family Relationships Hair Whisperers Brings Safe Head Lice Removal Services to San Luis Obispo and San Bernadino...

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