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Two Gay Fathers Open Up About How They Created Their Destined-To-Be Family

Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices

As they say, everything’s bigger in Texas! In today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment...

This Is The Incredible Story Of A Trans Woman And Her Wife Adopting A Trans Teen

Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices

If there was ever a couple who truly Let Love Define Family, it's Lauryn and Kerry Farris of San Antonio, Texas. Married as a cisgender straight coupl...

A Look At The Beautiful Unexpected Journey These Two Gay Men Took To Fatherhood

Posted 06.19.2015 | Gay Voices

In this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, contributing writer Eric Criswell celeb...

The True Story Of How This Gay Couple Created Their Beautiful Family

Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices

Today, we introduce Eric, Jason and their son Justin in this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series...

The Realities of Catholic Charities Adoption

Christine Stoddard | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

In the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, the adoption process begins far from the sphere of Pharaohs. Discreetly located in a Burke office park, the Catholic Charities Center for Adoption and Pregnancy Service has a staff of licensed social workers to assist birth and adoptive parents.

This Lesbian Couple Shares Joys And Struggles Of Creating Their Beautiful Forever Family

Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices

To celebrate National Foster Care Month, this installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series cont...

Here's The Beautiful Story Of Two Gay Men Changing Their Lives To Welcome Kids Into Their Family

Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices

In today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, meet two men who are willing to change thei...

This Gay Man Refused To Take 'No' For An Answer And Finally Found His Own Beautiful Family

Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series demonstrates that sometimes “no” is ...

Here's How This Queer Couple Discovered 'The Power Of Family'

Posted 04.10.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series introduces you to an amazing couple dedi...

These Two Dads Lived Through A 'Movie Of The Week Plot' To Finally Form Their Beautiful Family

Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices

From inexperienced father to scout leader, today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” seri...

Here Is The Beautiful Story Of One Lesbian's Journey From The Pentecostal Church To Motherhood

Posted 03.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series tells the true story of one woman’s jo...

The Incredible Story Of What May Have Been The First Gay Man To Adopt A Child In California

Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s “Let Love Define Family™” series installment about a pioneering gay foster-adoptive parent is written by RaiseAChild.US contributing w...

Thinking About Becoming A Gay Dad? Here Are Some Invaluable Resources

Posted 03.18.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series explores a few of the burgeoning resourc...

What Happens When A Career-Driven Gay Couple Decides To Start A Family?

Posted 03.06.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s story in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series explores the challenges one career-oriented LG...

Adoption Nightmare: 'I Want My Baby Back!'

Posted 06.16.2015 | Dr. Phil

Kristen, now 22, decided to place her baby girl for adoption with her ex-stepfather Adam and his new wife Stacy. At the time, she wrote: "I have a gre...

These Two Gay Moms Share The Beautiful Story Of How They Came To Celebrate Chinese New Year

Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment features a couple who finds joy and meaning in ...

Why Father's Day Is Extra Significant For These Two Dads

Posted 02.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment features a military couple’s journey to paren...

Adopting? Proceed Reverently

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

I welcome the on-going dialogue about adoption, with hope it can lead to better care and protections for children worldwide. I pray for understanding and grace as we all continue this conversation.

This Gay Couple Adopted Their Gay Son After Reading Tragic News Stories About LGBT Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.13.2015 | Gay Voices

In today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, Patrick Roth and Wade Holmes share how read...

This Gay Texan Couple Shares The Story Of How Their Beautiful Family Formed

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.06.2015 | Gay Voices

From rationing sugary snacks to lying on the floor with the kids playing with Legos, the couple featured in today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices Raise...

This Incredible Camp Is Creating Spaces For Trans And Gender-Nonconforming Kids

Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices

In this Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment we talk with Nick Teich, whose personal journey l...

'The Best Thing Is To See How Much Love Can Do For A Human Being'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series spotlights the Tatom-Scharer family, who moved from South C...

How Having A 'Sense Of Doom' Has Helped This Gay Man Become A Good Father

James Nichols | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices

This Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment features an interview with Kergan Edwards-Stout, an ...

Meet The Gay Man (And His Beautiful Kids) Who Fought To Make Gay Adoption Legal In Florida

Posted 01.09.2015 | Gay Voices

In this Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, I spoke with Robert Lamarche, LCSW, JD, who, alo...

How A Football Game Changed Inspired This Man To Build A Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.02.2015 | Gay Voices

To start the New Year’s weekly Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series, Rich Valenza shares a personal stor...