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My Daughter Made Santa Claus Cry

John M. Simmons | Posted 02.17.2014 | Parents
John M. Simmons

Santa couldn't stop crying as he hugged my daughter tightly. Then, he said the only thing he could: "I'll see what I can do, Sarah. I'll see what I can do." Santa was a wreck as we walked away. I wasn't faring much better.

A Christmas Gift of Hope and a Future

Ellen Stumbo | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents
Ellen Stumbo

The adoption process has taken its toll on me emotionally. Nothing prepares you to be away from your family for six weeks, and in a country where you feel deaf, mute, and illiterate.

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.

The Legacy of Ethiopian Adoptee Hana Williams

Sharon Van Epps | Posted 09.09.2015 | Parents
Sharon Van Epps

Strangers and acquaintances question visibly adoptive families like ours all the time -- most with friendly curiosity, a few with hostility.

12 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Adoption

Wymsel | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents

We're moms without children. It's an ache that doesn't go away. It starts before we see their faces and only ends when they're in our arms.

'I Adopted a Baby at 51'

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 08.24.2013 | Fifty
Te-Erika Patterson

"I simply got tired of waiting for a man to share my journey... I was ready and I thought, 'Mister Right seems to be running late, so I'll just start the party without him.'"

There's Nothing 'Desperate' About Craigslist Adoption | Posted 01.26.2013 | Parents

As a mother by adoption, nothing gets my ire up more than sensational and judgmental stories about families formed by adoption.

My Daughter Is a Perfectionist!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Many children struggle with perfectionism, whether they are adopted or raised by their biological parents.