Julia A. Seymour

Julia worked in communications in the Washington, D.C., area from 2005 to 2019 and was a fall 2012 participant in the WORLD Journalism Institute mid-career class. She relocated to Denver in 2019. Follow Julia on Twitter @SteakandaBible.

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Too few babies

Family | Experts warn of coming depopulation crisis
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 7/31/20, 03:32 pm

Americans are not having enough babies.

The United States is one of 91 countries with a fertility rate too low to replace the existing population. New research warns global fertility rates could collapse even further over the next century and cause dramatic population declines.

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Adopted but not citizens

Family | Tens of thousands of pre-1983 adoptees have uncertain legal status
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 7/24/20, 01:47 pm

At 7 months old, adoptee Joy Kim-Alessi came to the United States on a plane full of Korean babies. Raised in California, she always believed she was an American. It wasn’t until she tried to get a passport at age 25 that she learned she did not have citizenship. She has compared the trauma of that moment to a car crash.

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Coronavirus safety in (small) numbers

Coronavirus | Pandemic “support bubbles” can be lifesavers if done right
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 7/03/20, 03:08 pm

Christine Kirk’s son Nico will blow out birthday candles this week as he turns 6. The small celebration in suburban Los Angeles will include his parents and the families next door and across the street that make up their “quaran-team.”

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