Everyone Needs a Role Model

Everyone needs a role model.  They teach us about ourselves. In children, they help to define what they feel is important and meaningful.  Sometimes children compare themselves, and when they believe that they share characteristics, it can help them to believe in themselves.If they find similarities in the person they admire—in any way—it is easier to believe that they are okay themselves and provide an important kinship.

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“The Little Couple” Adopts

Special Needs Adoption - Illinois AdoptionStars of “The Little Couple” on TLC, Dr. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein are the proud adopted parents to a three-year-old boy, who also suffers from a form of dwarfism. Adopting from China, the couple began to explore adoption as an alternative after their surrogate suffered an unfortunate miscarriage last March.

As the stars of the reality TV show, Arnold admits she always wanted to adopt a child who was a little person and after marrying Klein, who also suffers from dwarfism, they realized they both shared the same desire to adopt a special needs baby.

Unfortunately, not all people are willing to adopt special needs children. As Arnold, a neonatologist, stated, “If we could just adopt all the little people on the web page, we could fill the house really quickly.” In fact, TLC plans to chronicle the couple’s road to adoption on their show, with the season premiere airing April 30. (more…)

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When Stars Adopt

Celebrity Adoptions - Utah Adoption AssistanceWhen Hollywood stars adopt, the world commands attention. Helping bring notoriety and social acceptance to adoption myths, some Hollywood actresses are open about their issues battling infertility, while others promote social justice for orphans and unplanned pregnancies.

Heart to Heart, a Utah adoption agency, chronicles some of the famous Hollywood actresses who have adopted a child, including:

  • Charlize Theron – The 36-year-old actress adopted a little African American boy, named Jackson.
  • Sandra Bullock – The Oscar winner adopted Louis, a little boy, and finalized her adoption after her divorce as a single parent.
  • Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie – Having three biological children, the couple also has three adopted children: one from Ethiopia, Cambodia and Vietnam. (more…)

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