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The Photograph of My Father

Brent Miller | Posted 06.20.2016 | Parents
Brent Miller

It's difficult to articulate the overwhelming feelings of anxiety that led up to that morning's breakfast. Despite what I'm told are good looks inherited from my mother, I ached more than anything to have a slight resemblance to the man equally responsible for my existence.

Burger King Reunion Inspires Adoptee to Search via Facebook too

Caurie Putnam | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Caurie Putnam

Burger King was the final straw that an adopted upstate New York woman needed to launch her own search for her birth parents.

'I Wish You Were Dead So I Could Have a Daddy'

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

When I was 6 years old, I told my mother that I wished that she would die so that I could have a daddy. We were in a yellow NYC taxicab on the way to my sixth birthday party. I had found my non-biological mother's Achilles' heel and swung a golf club into it. And it felt like shit for both of us.

(WATCH): I Didn't Know I Was Biracial

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

As a child, Rebekah Borucki questioned why she didn't look quite like the rest of her white family. But it wasn't until she was an adult that she lear...

An Unusual Day at the Supreme Court

Michael Piraino | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Michael Piraino

During the oral arguments of the adoption case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week, I heard lawyers working hard to explain what is in a young child's best interests. This is unusual. Family law issues like this rarely come before the court.