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What is in Adopted Name?

On June 7 we came across "Hands to hold: Family adopts baby from Ethiopia" and responded by posting "What is in a Name?" Then came "Our Response to 'What is in a Name?'" and a number of [mostly uninformed] comments. Then followed "More Ponderings on Yesterday's Post." What is interesting is that our reaction to a news article and a suggestion to one adoptive parent to retain an Ethiopian baby's name was given meanings we never could have anticipated. We understand the topic is emotionally charged. We also know parents who adopt a child have the best of intentions though not unaffected by cultural, legal, and financial considerations. And so we thought the best way to recap would be to bring the exchanges under one post. Please have your say.

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