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Stress and Acupuncture By Marc Sklar, LAc, DA (RI), FABORM

Simply, acupuncture functions by affecting neural pathways along the body. Once these areas of the brain are contacted the body will respond by producing more or less of a certain chemical or hormone. (More)

Diet and Lifestyle Management of PCOS By Hillary M. Wright, MEd, RD, LDN

It is estimated that PCOS affects up to 10% of all women during their reproductive years. This figure appears to be rising with the obesity epidemic as excess weight tends to worsen PCOS. Research also suggests that up to 30% of women have some of the symptoms of the disorder without meeting all the criteria for diagnosis (generally requires either irregular or absent periods, and signs of elevated androgens, or male-type hormones). Hillary Wright explores lifestyle and a Natural approach to healing a woman's health and hormones.

Transracial and Transcultural Adoption: A Lifetime Journey, How do I decide? by Beth Hall and Gail Steinberg

When you are considering a domestic or international placement, this kind of adoption raises different questions than adoptions where children look just like their parents. Parenting is a developmental process. You won't have all the answers at the beginning.

Adoption Reading Lists

This list is for those who are actively exploring adoption. Those who are more advanced may also find this a good list to build on.

Patricia Irwin Johnston, MS

Pat has been advising, supporting, writing and speaking about adoption for many years. Read about her experiences and contact her for help, support and direction.

Children First: Making the Paradigm Shift from Infertility to Adoption By Patricia Irwin Johnston, MS

Making the adjustment from medical procedures to adoption is complex. Pat Johnston loans her expertise to what those who want to adopt after infertility need to know in order to be successful

Guides to Adoption: Credentials and Qualifications by Patricia I. Johnston

What makes a good adoption agency, how do you decide which agency or whether to adopt privately. In this lengthy article Pat Johnson will lead you through the maze and give you some solid suggestions on what you should look for before you decide how to pursue an adoption.

Why Your Foreign Born Child Needs Proof of Citizenship

As a result of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (CCA), many foreign born children by adoption who reside in the U.S. have or will become U.S. citizens under the CCA either when they enter the U.S. or when they are readopted or their adoption finalized in the U.S.

Infertility Books: Treatment

Recommended reading for those in treatment of infertility and pregnancy loss

Embracing Change by Helen Adrienne

To be born is to enter an evolutionary process of growth and change. We all grow in physical size and emotional capacity. We are all called upon to navigate the stages of life. Change is inevitable and non-negotiable.

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