Events like National Adoption Awareness Month are created and used by the mega adoption industry to promote adoption. Less recognized, however, is the reality that even the happiest of adoptions are a result of tragedy and loss.
Pen Farthing founded a nonprofit that reunites soldiers at home with stray dogs and cats they took in during combat, was named the 2014 CNN Hero of th...
It's been four months. Four months of sleeping in a sleeping bag on the living room floor. My wife right next to me, on the cushions off the sofa. Our son has our bedroom. All of it. He's 13 months old.
Josh is 14, Alize (pronounced a-li-zay) is 9. These kids are as sweet as they come. Josh is a strong, bright boy who likes math, science, basketball and all sports. He's a big Dodgers fan. Alize is pretty, petite, and soft-spoken. Her eyes twinkle with excitement.
A 4 year old Beagle mix named Buddy followed his owner in an ambulance for 15-20 miles. Buddy's owner was suffering dizziness in the ambulance, passer...
I suppose you could call me a Chinese-American, but truth is, I'm not really all Chinese and I'm not really all American. I feel different ways in different situations.
I am both an adult adoptee and an adoptive mother to a beautiful firebrand of a 6-year-old boy from Ethiopia. I love adoption. I love the whole messy, rich, textured, complex world it has given me. I do not love it because it is one long Disney happy ending.
A frozen kitten found in near-zero temperatures was brought back to life by a animal rescue thanks to heating pads and a hair dryer. Suffering from hypothermia, the cat was brought to Dumb Friends League.
It's high time that we understand the lost human capital of foster care children and be proactive in our approach to to usher them into adulthood -- really, just another three to five years -- the right way.
As the nation learned of the death of the beloved comic icon, I recalled my meeting with Joan Rivers when I was a guest on her short-lived a daytime talk show in March 1990.
My daughter Maya was three days old, a healthy newborn, when police officers in China's rural Xiaxi Town found her. Or so her adoption papers say.
First, my children (or anyone's children) should never hear they're lucky someone loves them and cares for them. That should be a given for every child. The fact that it's not a reasonable expectation isn't a matter of luck. It's the failure of adults, pure and simple.
Imagine losing your first home to one of the most devastating storms in history, Hurricane sandy when you were only a few weeks old. Now add to that l...
I think people -- even today -- don't think that adoptive parents go through the same things that you do when you have a biological child.
Gary and Ellen are the proud parents of nine children -- one biological and eight adopted. The adoption of six of those children, a sibling group, occurred just before Ellen had surgery. She beat breast cancer. Gary and Ellen are clearly heroes. But we can all be heroes. And we must be.
When it comes to family planning, fertility, infertility, miscarriage, infant loss and recovery, there really can't be too much love.