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Today on Home & Family Friday, June 14th, 2013

Notes From Dad stars Eddie Cibrian & Eriq La Salle

From the Hallmark Channel Original Movie, "Notes From Dad," Eddie Cibrian & Eriq La Salle join Home & Family

From the Hallmark Channel Original Movie, "Notes From Dad," Eddie Cibrian & Eriq La Salle
From the Hallmark Channel Original Movie, " Notes From Dad," Eddie Cibrian & Eriq La Salle join Home & Family today! A musically themed film, "Notes From Dad" is the story of a father working to rebuild the relationship with his estranged son. Eddie and Eriq talk about their characters and share how working on the film allowed Eddie and Eriq to become close friends. And later, Eriq and Eddie take questions from the Home & Family audience!

“Notes From Dad” Premieres June 15th at 9/8c on Hallmark Channel!

And, you can check out more from Eriq La Salle at his website www.lawsofdepravity.com.

Awkard Family Photos

The creators of Awkward Family Photo's stop by Home & Family with a special Father's Day collection of embarrassing photos!

Awkward Family Photos: Father's Day Edition
Creators of the hilarious website Awkward Family Photos, Mike Bender & Doug Chernack are back sharing some great Father's Day photos. Today the guys share pictures that celebrate dads and all the funny moments we get to celebrate with our fathers. A note to all the moms: after watching this segment, you may want to go check your photo albums!

Get more Awkward Family Photos online at AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com and on twitter @AwkwardFamily.

Cristina Cooks - T-Bone Steaks
In celebration of Fathers Day, Cristina shares a mouthwatering T-Bone steak recipe! Working outside on the grill, Cristina offers some great tips on grilling a perfect steak. And, Cristina adds a simple salsa for the perfect finish to her Father's Day treat!

And you can get more great recipes and crafts from Home & Family at pinterest.com/hallmarkchannel.

Open Adoption Information

Mark and Cristina chat with a family who have gone through the open adoption process.

Open Adoptions
Becoming more common, open adoptions are a form of adoption in which the birth family and the adopted child enjoy an ongoing, in-person relationship. Today Mark & Cristina welcome adoptive parents, Ian & Lara Hilton, birth mother Alexandra Desmond, as well as the Independent Adoption Center's Dr. Jennifer Bliss. New parents Ian and Laura discuss the process of open adoption and share why they chose that option. Plus birth mom Alexandra shares why she choose to participate in an open adoption. And later, Dr. Jennifer Bliss opens the discussion to include the legal, financial, and emotional issues.

For more information about open adoptions and the independent adoption center visit their website about adoptionhelp.org.

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Mark's DIY Father's Day Water Bottle Rockets
Mark gets some special help today with his DIY Father's Day craft. Helping Mark build DIY Bottle Rockets are Mark's sons Kai and Avery! Today the guys show how to make simple and safe bottle rockets. As Mark and his boys demonstrate, this craft can be fun for the entire family and is a great project for the guys on Father's Day!

Father's Day Gifts from Hallmark Cards

Cristina gets some help from Kai & Avery Steines to show off some of the great Father's Day gifts available at your local Hallmark Gold Crown store!

Father's Day Frames & Cards
If you're still looking for that special gift for dad, our friends at Hallmark Cards have a few creative suggestions. Available at your local Hallmark Gold Crown store, the One-of-a-Kind Creations collection offers 13 creative frame designs, including two collages of photos with a silhouette or monogram. And, you can make Father's Day extra memorable with the die-cut "Dad" word frames.

Make sure you visit your local Hallmark Gold Crown store for all your Holiday needs www.hallmark.com.