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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...
On National Adoption Day thousands of children in foster care are adopted by their foster families.   I attended our local celebration at Exploration Place last November. There were hundreds of people – all gathered to celebrate something extraordinary for...
We love and embrace our daughters' natural hair. As our confidence in hair care has increased yarn rope twist extension have become a staple style 1-2 times per year. We get as many compliments as we do questions about...
Most of us know the feeling of wanting something that we can’t afford. But what if money stood in the way of becoming a parent? I talk to many couples who have decided they want to pursue adoption who...
Curly hair is awesome! Our daughters have very curly hair with different hair care needs. We adore the versatility of their afro-textured hair and have learned to love the art of styling it. Learning by trial and error, we have...
I’ve recently become obsessed with Hamilton, the Broadway musical. I know, I know, I’m a little late to the party. Most of you have probably been singing along for two years now. If you aren’t, let me tell you,...
Frequently we are asked if we have contact with our daughters' biological families. When we explain the open status of London’s adoption, common responses are “That must be hard!” or “I don’t know if I could do that!” Although...
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...
My oldest son started kindergarten in the Fall. Without a doubt, the adjustment has been harder for me than him.  It has brought to the forefront the realization that we cannot protect our children from the little ups and...
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...
Growing as an interracial family has delivered gifts, challenges and experiences that have forever changed me. I can only hope that I can positively impact the world by coaching and parenting two beautiful girls I've been given the honor of...
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...
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...
Are you expecting? Do you have a newborn? Then you don't want to miss our 2017 Bloom Event at Botanica! The pregnancy and postpartum phases are some are the most joyful, exhausting and overwhelming in life. There is so much...

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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...