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Birth Family

Case Story: Sweet Boy Living With HIV Returns to His Birth Family

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.10.2016 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

By Dr. Sophie Mengistu Country Director, WWO Ethiopia Worldwide Orphans (WWO) has been providing shelter, food, education, health care and other ps...

Me and My Saints

Marci Auld Glass | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion
Marci Auld Glass

This year, in our church's All Saints celebration, I lit a candle to my birth parents Ken and Sophia, to birth grandparents Clinton and Jessie, to Katie and John, my saints I'll never meet, but whose genes are the weft and warp in the tapestry that is me.

Eye-opening Insights Into International Adoption, Orphans, Special Needs and "Re-homing"

Adam Pertman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Adam Pertman

More children are remaining in orphanages for longer periods of time, thereby incurring the increased developmental and psychic harm that comes from being institutionalized, while also diminishing their prospects for ever moving into a permanent family.

I Learned I Was Adopted In Biology Class And Used Facebook To Connect With My Birth Family

Courtney Hardy | Posted 07.22.2013 | Good News
Courtney Hardy

My sophomore biology class was studying genetics when I learned, by accident, that I was adopted. As my teacher explained that two blue-eyed parents would never have a brown-eyed child. I raised my hand, happy to be the exception.

Birth Family History: Sometimes You Get It, Sometimes You Don't

Dina McQueen | Posted 07.22.2013 | Parents
Dina McQueen

I am left with a mind dashing from this era of my life to that era, the dozens of moves and job changes, being made to feel weak and un-fun. Though I now know that these labels were and are not true, thirty years of hearing them have taken their toll.

Adoptee: Finding Birth Family Gave Me Sense Of Belonging

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.26.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

For many adopted children, learning who their birth parents are can be a controversial subject. Some don't want to know, while others better understan...

I'm Still Waiting For Adoption's Stigma To Fade

Posted 01.25.2013 | Parents

This is the twenty-fourth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, inc...