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blended families in adoption Blended families in adoption are defined as families in which children born to their parents are raised in the same family with adopted siblings. Personal stories from non-adopted siblings, adoptees, and parents explore the differences and similarities between children in the same families with different experiences and different needs. Answers to the question “who are the real parents” and “who are your real brothers and sisters” are explored.

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