2 August 2016
Cremation has been around for centuries. Ancient Hawaiians cremated their family members, then scattered the ashes at sea, a practice that continues today. The Vikings sent their dead off on a favorite boat which was burned as it headed out to sea. Casket burials are the norm in modern America, but some people are considering cremation for a number of reasons. Below is an explanation of some of those reasons, along with listings of typical and unusual cremation burial options.
3 May 2016
Open adoptions are becoming more common in the United States. Currently, 60%–70% of US adoptions contain some degree of openness, but it is important to note that the amount of communication and visitation in open or semi-open adoptions varies greatly and depends on both the birth parents and the adoptive parents. If you want to have an open adoption, it is important that you understand how to protect your visitation or communication rights.