For my daughter, it's totally normal to think of "mommy" as an Asian woman and the blonde "mommy" as just some girl.
When we sat down to discuss her latest venture Sheila Jaffe told me, "Casting is my job, but Felix is my passion." The Felix Organization, a charity which she co-founded with Darryl (DMC) McDaniels of RUN/DMC helps to "enhance the lives" of children in the foster care system.
The French people strongly endorse same-sex marriage, and support for the right of married gay and lesbian couples to adopt children sits just shy of 50 percent. But the push for equality in France has an ugly underbelly.
Adoption is a lot of things. It is a prism. It is an hourglass. It is dark cave. It is a light at the end of a terrifying tunnel. It is a beginning.
I may not be passing on my genes, but I can pass on my values, my beliefs, the things I consider important to cherish in our ever-so-brief walk across this world.
(Jon?) Snow and Margaret from MickaCooRescue/PigeonRescue.org (both are "bachelors"). They're wearing Pigeon Pants. ...
In the moments of their adoption -- like the moment of Jenna's baby's conception -- a split was created in our children between their biology and their biography. Being open about our children's origins is an effective way to heal this split and help them integrate their identities.
Through HelpUsAdopt.org Becky Fawcett gives out grants up to $15,000 to help families with the expenses associated with adopting children, and she wants more gays and lesbians to apply. "It drives me crazy that we don't get more LGBT grant applications," Becky wrote to me.
There are five little names on a chain around my neck. Three of those names belong to the babies I bore biologically, and two of those little names are babies I got to raise for a short time and then let them go.
Her book is not about encouraging everybody to become a parent. She wrote the book to provide with emotional support and education on the adoption process to anyone who wants to become a parent.
As our country has focused enormous attention in recent days on the rights of one minority, gay men and lesbians, we continue (alas) to give short-shrift to the decades-long effort to achieve equality for millions of people in another segment of our population: Americans who were adopted into their families.
Whether or not to have kids is surely a dealbreaker question between couples, but what about how many kids to have?
People didn't ask us if we, as two men, were prepared to raise a child, and they didn't warn us about the importance of making sure our son has female influences (he does). They simply congratulated us and warned us to "kiss sleep goodbye." It's time for our laws to catch up with our culture.
Next month, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, a case examining the Indian Child Welfare Act, which Congress passed in 1978 to give tribes significant input into the removal of children.
I hadn't known it until just this week, but Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, President Ronald Reagan, singer Marie Osmond, actor Hugh Jackman, journalist Judy Woodruff, basketball great Magic Johnson and I all have something in common: Our families are inferior.
John Eastman, chairman of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage, shockingly and patronizingly denigrated adoption in an interview with the Associated Press, calling it the "second-best option" for families.