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After Adoption, Letter To A 2-Year-Old Son

Colleen Berge | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home
Colleen Berge

To my little boy, my sweet baby, You feel more like a baby to me now than you did when you really were one. I’ve thought and thought about why and t...

Classmates Take Field Trip To Girl's Adoption Ceremony, Shower Her With Love

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.02.2016 | Home

These Wisconsin students are truly a class act. When 10-year-old Abby Novotny’s foster mom officially adopted her at a ceremony Aug. 29 at the Milw...

Putting Down Our Pit Bull Was The Hardest Decision Of My Adult Life

Marion Leary | Posted 08.09.2016 | Home
Marion Leary

The death of a family pet is difficult, especially when you have to make the awful decision to put your pet down. When the time came for my family to ...

Tiny Stray Dog Finds Her Human When She Joins Him For 77 Miles In Race

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home

Talk about going the distance. Thanks to a successful crowd-funding campaign, Dion Leonard, an extreme marathon runner is adopting a stray pup he met ...

Dad Opens Up About Adopted Son In Powerful Ad

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home

A poignant Jockey ad puts the spotlight on adoptive families. In a video for the brand's "Show 'Em What's Underneath" campaign, dad Michael Cottone t...

The Plight Of Shelter Animals

Julie LeRoy | Posted 06.01.2016 | Home
Julie LeRoy

There is no other topic that leads to heated discussion as the topic of kill versus no kill shelters. But many people are not familiar with the differences in these types of shelters because sometimes the status of a shelter can be misleading.To understand the differences in these shelters, it is important to learn what they are.

After Years Of Infertility, Couple Surprises Family With Adoption News

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.16.2016 | Home

A viral family video is celebrating the beauty of adoption. When Lacey and Banks Farris adopted their newborn daughter Finley, they decided to surpri...

China's One-Child Policy: The Country's 'Worst Policy Mistake'?

The New York Review Of Books | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.01.2016 | Home

Perhaps no government policy anywhere in the world affected more people in a more intimate and brutal way than China’s one-child policy....

22 Heartwarming Photos Of Kids Adopted From Foster Care

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home

A series of heartwarming photos is shining a light on foster care adoption. For over two years, the nonprofit Together We Rise has been sharing sweet ...

15 Stories That Capture What It's Like To Be Adopted

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home

While adoptees share some common experiences, no two stories are the same. We gathered 15 of our most popular stories surrounding adoptees -- ranging ...

Boy Sells Lemonade To Fund His Own Adoption

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.26.2016 | Home

Tristan Jacobson’s lemonade stand was an overwhelming success. Hundreds of people came by over the weekend to support the 9-year-old’s entrepreneu...

Angel's Life and Legacy Live On

Rebecca Corry | Posted 04.25.2016 | Home
Rebecca Corry

On June 3rd, the Stand Up For Pits Foundation will be giving $10,000.00 worth of grants in ANGEL'S name to ten nonprofit rescues.

Beautiful Video Shows Adoptive Family Uniting After A 3-Year Wait

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.15.2016 | Home

In 2012, James and Jennifer Grover began the process of adopting two boys from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). On March 1, 2016, their sons Jo...

Stunning Photos Capture Korean Adoptees' Feelings Of Conflicting Cultural Identity

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 03.12.2016 | Home

What -- and where -- is home? For Korean-American transracial adoptees, the answer isn't simple. In his new photography series, the KAD Diaries, Zeke ...

Supreme Court Sides With Lesbian Mom Denied Adoption Rights In Alabama

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.07.2016 | Home

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled for a lesbian mother who was denied adoption rights by the state of Alabama after she moved to the state from Georgi...

Farrah Abraham Is Adopting A Child

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.22.2015 | Home

"Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham has opened up to Us Weekly about adopting a child. "I'm happy to confirm I'm moving forward in my adoption process. Th...

Watch These Foster Kids Get The Christmas Gift Of A Lifetime

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.11.2015 | Home

Three foster kids were in for an emotional surprise when they unwrapped a very special Christmas present. Oregon parents Sarah and Michael Perks gave...

Overjoyed Sisters Find New Baby Brother Under The Christmas Tree

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.07.2015 | Home

It was the best holiday gift these three young sisters could’ve asked for: a baby brother, wrapped and perfectly adorable, underneath the Christmas ...

21 Love-Filled Photos Of Adoptive Families Coming Together

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.30.2015 | Home

Today marks the last day of National Adoption Month, a time to let families who grew through adoption share their stories and to shine a light on the ...

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

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.18.2015 | Home

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 advertisin...

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

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.11.2015 | Home

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 10.15.2016 | Home
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 | Home

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 in Udon Thani, Thai...

Lionel Richie Explains Why He Decided to Adopt His Daughter Nicole

PopSugar | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.05.2015 | Home

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 07.27.2016 | Home
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.