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Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

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Susan Soon-Keum Cox

Adoptee and the vice president of public policy and external...

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A Long Way Home (1981)

This made-for-TV movie was inspired by an actual story of three siblings separated by adoption and reunited in adulthood.
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Babe (1995)

The main character is a piglet (voiced by Christine Cavanaugh) separated from his birth family when Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) purchases him. Fly (voiced by Miriam Margolyes), the Hoggetts' sheepdog, shows kindness to the lonely newcomer and adopts Babe.
Posted: 12/18/2007 11:39 AM EST more »

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High Tide (1987)

A birthmother is stranded in an Australian trailer park only to discover her relinquished daughter. This movie is only available in an Australian version. If you can play region-4 DVDs, the movie is worth watching.
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Immediate Family (1989)

A wealthy, childless couple (Glenn Close and James Woods) enters into an open adoption.
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Losing Isaiah (1995)

A social worker (Jessica Lange) bends the rules when she takes home an abandoned child named Isaiah. The child's crack-addicted birthmother (Halle Berry) gets her life together and fights to get her child back.  
Posted: 12/18/2007 11:40 AM EST more »

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Martian Child (2007)

A single man (John Cusac) who is a science-fiction writer with a slightly surreal imagination adopts a son.
Posted: 12/18/2007 11:23 AM EST more »

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Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

This Woody Allen film is about Larry (Allen) an adoptive father searching for his child’s birthmother, who happens to be a hooker (Mira Sorvino).
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