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This Adopted Woman Wrote An Awesome Book To Encourage More Black Families To Adopt

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

Sara Crutcher said her adoption at six weeks old in North Carolina was the best thing that’s ever happened to her. Now, at 31, she’s an a...

Foster Mom Offers A Fresh Take On The Starbucks Red Cup Controversy

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents

A viral Instagram post is offering a different perspective on the Starbucks red cup controversy. A photo posted by @fosterloveforeverhome on Nov 8,...

White Parents of Black Children: You Can't Do This Alone

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

One of the questions I'm most often asked is: How can a white parent successfully raise a black child? The short answer may surprise you. White parents can't possibly raise black children successfully. Not alone, anyway.

All This Pug Puppy Wants In Life Is To Go For A Ride On Tiny Scooter

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.15.2015 | Good News

We don't think this little pooch will be owning a Vespa of his own anytime soon.  A video uploaded to YouTube features a pug puppy...

Lionel Richie Explains Why He Decided to Adopt His Daughter Nicole

PopSugar | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.05.2015 | Entertainment

Lionel Richie spoke out for the first time about the adoption of his daughter, actress and fashion designer Nicole Richie, in an interview with Piers...

Oh, the Places You'll (Never) Go!

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 07.27.2015 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Animals played starring roles in most of Dr. Seuss' works, so it's a treat for many people to see another book featuring animals, What Pet Should I Get?, published decades after his death. The publishers honored the kind author by including a PETA-requested addendum urging families who are considering welcoming animals into their homes and hearts to adopt, not shop, for them. But there is more to be said.

July 31st Is National Mutt Day!

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Dr. Karen Becker

Perhaps you want a four-legged workout partner or a snuggler who enjoys long naps on the couch. Whatever your lifestyle, there's a dog out there who will fit right in.

Is Your Child Ready for a Pet?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

When you discuss acquiring a pet with your youngster, cover the topic of permanency. Help your child understand pets are not like toys that can be tossed aside or given away if he grows bored with them. Make sure he understands the commitment he is making is for the lifetime of the pet.

Adopt Don't Shop This Holiday Season

Hayden Rockwell | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Hayden Rockwell

Before Georgia, I lived in a world that revolved around me. All day, every day. That orbit changed the day Georgia arrived. This living, breathing, wagging ball of fur is letting me learn how to be a better giver and to feel all the feels that that can bring.

How I Met My 'Mother'

Ipsita Paul | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Ipsita Paul

As the visit was winding down and we got up to leave, Bio Mom was crying. I felt terrible that I felt nothing for her.

Honor Your Mama

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Miriam Ava

She takes on the world to make yours go round. She's your launch pad for success. She senses what you need and desire -- often before you do.

Animal Disaster at The Washington Humane Society

Washington Humane Society | Posted 10.08.2013 | DC
Washington Humane Society

The Washington Humane Society is in immediate need of adopters. In July alone, WHS took in 526 cats, 326 dogs, and 22 other domestic animals. At the same time, only 241 adoptions occurred -- just 27 percent of the total intake. WHS currently has over 250 animals who need homes now.

We Need to Help Orphans Find Families

Craig Juntunen | Posted 05.13.2012 | Impact
Craig Juntunen

If we can all agree that these children's lives matter, then why aren't we doing something to give them a better chance of realizing the dream of joining a loving family?

Faced with Faces

Christine James-Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

More than 110,000 children in the United States -- who have suffered from abuse and/or neglect -- have nowhere to go. They are wards of the state and waiting in the foster care system.

Boulder, Colorado: Top 10 Least Dog-Friendly Town in US?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Waylon Lewis

And, with the Humane Society giving up Animal Control to an outside, for-profit mercenary team, the relationship between the citizens of Boulder and the Animal Control we pay for will likely get worse.

The Gifts that Keep on Giving

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Diamond

A recent readership study found that 84% of pet parents will give their furry pals gifts this holiday season. Here are a few different ways you can give gifts that make a difference!

Shalita O'Neale Pays it Forward

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Timothy Cooper

Youth should be sitting around the table with the policy and decision-makers, as no one knows the foster care system better than the youth who've lived in it.

Friday Talking Points [44] -- McCain House Party!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain said something ridiculous to a reporter yesterday. I hasten to point out that the previous sentence should have been a major media headlin...