That was a great story
about Diane Keaton.
Well done. I have al-
ways loved her movies and imagined that she was just
like her characters. Through movies like Something’s
Gotta Give and The First Wives Club, we can identify
with her on-screen, and now, thanks to your article,
we can on a personal level as well. She makes me want
to go out there and do something crazy and fun!
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the FDA. They should check their
health plan before treatment to
East Aurora, New York
Thank you for describing Diane
Keaton’s children as being “adopted
in infancy,” not as “her adopted
children.” As the mother of four children—two of whom came to us by
adoption—I know parenting is more
about shared experiences than shared
genes. Whether children are delivered
to you by a doctor or a phone call, you
are their parent.
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should know that many newer
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