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International Adoption Booming in Alabama
ABC 33/40, September 27, 2011
Marcy worked with WHFC in 2006 to adopt her son from Ethiopia. "We're two peas in a pod," says Marcy referring to her son Silas. They are two peas grown on farms on opposite sides on the planet. View an archive of the news story here.

Advice for Families Considering Adoption
The Republican, July 13, 2011
A Q&A with WHFC’s International Program Director Sarah Mraz and Social Worker Lori Johnson.

Class of 2011 Graduates from Needham High School
Needham Patch, June 7, 2011
Congratulations to the Needham High School Class of 2011! They have been sponsoring three children in WHFC’s Ethiopia Sponsorship & Family Empowerment program since their freshman year and at graduation announced their remaining class funds will be donated to WHFC. Also see Boston.com for a similar story.

Ethiopian adoption: One family's story
The Washington Times, March 29, 2011
For Tom and Mary DiMartino it wasn’t a question of if they’d adopt, it was a question of when. Soon after Tom, a New Jersey-based human resource director and his wife Mary, a social worker, met in 2001, they began talking about adoption.

Images for Good -- Tyler Stableford's Films & Photography
Huffington Post, February 24, 2011
Tyler Stableford is serious about his service to others. Seriously intrepid. He and his wife adopted their son from Ethiopia in 2009. A few months later, he was "so deeply invested" in the humanitarian group that facilitated the adoption, he offered to shoot a documentary for them. The only problem -- he hadn't made a documentary before.

Blindness doesn't get in the way of her wrestling dream
Rock Hill Herald, February 10, 2011
An inspirational story about Anna, a middle school student who WHFC helped place for adoption from the Philippines.

What About Me? Changing School Assignments to Account for Loss
Bay State Parent, October 1, 2010
This helpful article about school assignments includes insights from WHFC social worker and post adoption counselor, Deb Shrier.

2010 Literacy Mission
Davis Moon Project, September 2010
Check out the Davis Moon Project, an organization founded by WHFC Ethiopia adoptive parents, Robert Moon & Sonja Simmons. The 2010 Mission visited WHFC's Horizon House in Addis Ababa, where volunteers painted murals and business professionals provided a training on microfinance to our sponsorship and humanitarian aid staff.

Ten Things Adoptive Parents Shouldn’t Say
Babble, April 28, 2010
Effective tips for adoptive parents, with insights from WHFC social worker and post adopt counselor Deb Shrier.

Out of Haiti, bearing stories of hope and loss
January 23, 2010
In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake, WHFC’s Debbie Mansfield comments on the inundation of calls from families eager to adopt or help in some way.

Students at Kennedy School raise money for Ethiopian school
The Somerville News, January 3, 2010
In partnership with WHFC, students from the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Somerville want to raise $5,000 "to build a library at their Ethiopian sister school, the Gordama School, and to fill it with books. Students have already raised over $450 that was used to buy new desks and chairs for the Ethiopian K-8 school, of over 1,800 students," according to the Kennedy School's website.

U.S. Says International Adoption Important for Children in Need
America.gov, December 17, 2009
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption both recognize the right of a child to live in a loving home, and in that context the United States sees intercountry adoption as "an important option for children in need," said Michele Bond, deputy assistant secretary of state for consular affairs, on November 20, International Adoption Day.

Internationally Adopted Children Are Thriving, Study Shows
America.gov, December 17, 2009
Even as the latest figures show a continuing multi-year decline in the number of U.S. children adopted from other countries, a U.S. government survey released in November finds that most of these international adoptees are in good health and fare well on measures of social and emotional well-being.

Kennedy School students raise money to build library in Ethiopia
Boston Globe - North, December 10, 2009
Students at John F. Kennedy Elementary School hope to raise $5,000 to build a library at their sister school in Ethiopia

It's "Guest Blog Wednesday" featuring Tyler Stableford
Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider, November 4, 2009
It's a real honor to be writing today, and I want to thank Scott and Brad for the bandwidth. I'd like to share a behind-the-scenes story about the most exciting project of my career

Love knows no color or culture for growing Raynham family
Brockton Enterprise, April 12, 2009
Luke Larson spun around the driveway on his bicycle just before his 18-month-old sister, Lucie, waddled over it - too small to mount the bike and only able to nudge its wheels back and forth.

New family extends ties to Ethiopia: Doctors adopt clinic in daughters' birthplace
Boston Globe, February 12, 2009
When Nick Semine and Drucilla Roberts returned to the United States from the town of Adwa in Ethiopia, where they had gone to meet the two little girls they adopted in 2004, they came back with a new family and a new connection to their daughters' birthplace

Open Hearts
Boston Globe, January 29, 2009
When friends and acquaintances ask where the Schmidts traveled to adopt their new daughter, the question usually comes with a guess. Russia? China? Guatemala?