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By Megan S. Monsour, Attorney at Law Although most step-parent situations don’t rival poor Cinderella, many step-parents do maintain the “step” in their title. Then there are step-parents who, although not the biological parent, become the child’s mother or father and...
Since the adoptions of our two African American daughters there has been a learning curve caring for their hair.  The silver lining has been this unique expression of family, ritual, and tradition.  The holiday season is busier than ever...
Disclosure : Thank you to Martin Pringle Law Firm for sponsoring this post and to Attorney Megan Monsour for sharing her expertise with our community of moms.  It is human nature to want to know where you come from. Where you got your...
As a follow-up to my post “Those Dogs Don’t Like My Black Skin” I wanted to discuss some positive actions we take in our home to promote black history year-round.  As white parents on a mission to provide diverse experiences...
I believe in adoption. I believe in the blessings that come from adoption. I believe adoption should be celebrated. However, I have come to know the complexities of adoption. I also know that my own beliefs about adoption contain holes and...
In support of National Adoption Month, we are honored to be sharing adoption stories and perspectives from moms in our community, as well as advice and insight from a Wichita attorney on how to handle the adoption process. Click here...
Being a parent is a tough gig. I am barely a year into this, and I can tell you it takes every ounce of my being each and every day to raise a healthy, happy, confident little one.  Sadly,...
For most hopeful parents, deciding to adopt is a step into unfamiliar territory. A new place with new people, new risks, and new rewards. Throw in a few acronyms and the entire journey can feel like a bumpy trip...
I tell clients the adoption process is like getting on a roller coaster.  You can count on ups and downs.  So much of an adoption is out of the adoptive family’s control and can feel like getting on a...
As women, our handbags say a lot about us. They reveal our style preferences, personalities, and the season (both literally and figuratively) we are in. Take my current bag, for example. It's quite obvious by my larger than life, bursting at the...
The thought of adopting can be overwhelming. Who do I talk to? Who can I trust? How much does it cost? How long does it take? Many questions cross your mind when you are considering adoption. The good news...
The Wild West  Kansas, like many other states, does not have any statutes governing third party reproduction, with the exception of a brief provision regarding sperm donation. Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is a relatively new and still developing area, both...
If there is one thing worse than desperately aching for a child in your arms, it is having your dreams fulfilled only to be told the child may not become your son or daughter after all.  For adoptive parents,...
Kids can be messy, but we still love them. Martin Pringle’s adoption team has more than 50 years of experience representing adoptive parents and birth mothers. We are dedicated to the goal of connecting the right adoptive parents with...

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The Best Family Dentists and Orthodontists in Wichita

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  There are many wonderful Wichita dentists and orthodontists, and our goal with this guide is to bring your family a one-stop listing for Wichita area dental professionals. The...