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The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law passed in 1993 that guarantees time off of work without threat of job loss during periods of family stress. It is best known for providing women time off work after pregnancy, but the law is...
International adoption is big: according to the U.S. State Department, about 4,059 children were adopted internationally in 2018, down from a high of almost 23,000 in 2004. The largest single country of origin was China, followed by Ethiopia and...
The definition of a “family” has expanded in recent years to include all different situations for raising children—including female-only households that wouldn’t have it any other way. Advances in fertility and technology, along with more available...