What all of these posters want is approval and permission. But they don't need these things. They are the parents. They know their children best. They are most accountable for their children's well-being, not strangers or friends of family members.
I have been many things in many life and a foster child and adoptee are just two of them, but I do know that without those who loved and cared for me, I would not be where I am or who I am today. For that, I will forever be grateful.
The Northeast Animal Shelter (NEAS), based in Salem, Mass., will soon be celebrating the adoption of its 120,000th rescue animal! Northeast Animal Sh...
I know people in supermarkets and school registration lines always seem to have a lot of questions when they see a family that was obviously built through adoption, and I certainly get a lot about mine. This is what I want you to know to help you better understand adoption.
Crapser's case, and the hardship faced by international adoptees because of youthful offenses, is bringing worldwide attention once again to the U.S. international adoption program.
Abandonment of adopted children via rehoming or any other means is reprehensible. It must stop. Threat of punishment is not the means to achieve the goal of keeping children safe.
Those who seek to limit or prohibit safe, legal abortion need to understand the damaging consequences for the unwanted children, their mothers, and society.
I want you to know that you matter. I want you to see past the simplicity and perhaps the overuse of that statement to the heart of what it means. You matter. Your ideas, your talents, your dreams, your wishes...they all matter.
Before you make the choice to complain about the adoption of your child or someone asking you about it -- think again. Your child is watching you and will follow your lead. Not only will you define your child, but also yourself in his or her eyes. What do you want your words and actions to say to your child?
One fall day in September 2001, I lost almost everything I held dear when I stumbled upon an email not intended for me. In it, I learned that my then-partner of six years, "Rob," had broken the commitments we'd made and that, in fact, I'd been lied to from the start of our relationship.
Maybe you just came from the hospital with this little being snuggled to your chest, or perhaps you recently finalized with an older child who has never truly known "the forever" of family... either way, you are mommies. Real ones. No one can take that from you.
A woman in Deer Park was arraigned yesterday for abandoning her lab mix after two shelters told her they currently had no room but would put her on a waiting list.
Christians across the country are paranoid. In their minds, there is an unmitigated war on Christianity, where Christians are becoming the most ostrac...
We are conspicuous. And almost every question we encounter from strangers stems from our racial differences: Are they all yours? Are you babysitting? What country are they from?
Disgrace for being pregnant outside of marriage is no longer an American issue, yet we lack social supports such as affordable day care to level the playing field, allowing less-than-affluent women and their children to remain together.
Now, once in a while, when I get an, "I hate you!" I'll respond, "I love you!" in musical theater voice. And if I really want to annoy him when he's ordering me around, I'll resort to talking in a cockney accent and calling him the "Little Lord."