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A Letter To My Daughter

Stacy Pelander | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Stacy Pelander

Now I have the opportunity to write another letter to another daughter; the one I get to keep and raise. I don't feel like I need to get everything out at once, and my heart doesn't have to break a bit more with each word. It's a very different letter, but just as important.

How One Song Gave My Son Back His Hope In The Future

Stephanie Giese | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Giese

Sometimes he screams that we're not his family because, biologically, we're not. Adoption can be harder than most people know. Sometimes our little boy truly believes he hates us and he wants his "real" mommy back, even though he never really knew her.

The Moment I Learned What 'Real Mom' Actually Means

Beth Woolsey | Posted 11.22.2013 | Parents
Beth Woolsey

When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become real. When you are real, you don't mind being hurt.

WATCH: Surrogate Mother Left To Care For Biological Parents' Twins

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Surrogacy is a popular option for couples struggling with infertility. But what happens when the biological parents decide they no longer want to keep...

The One Thing I Failed To Worry About

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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

Who Are The 'Real' Parents? An Adoptive Dad’s Answer

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

Whatever it is that keeps our daughter's mother at a distance, she made our family. And that's the one thing my child and all her parents know for sure.