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An American Girl in Seoul, a Story of Adoption & Acceptance: Part 1

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

I wanted to say thank you -- not to have a window of opportunity opened for one second, only to have the blinds closed over it the next.

Who's Really Raising All Those Young Single Moms' Babies?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.01.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Increasingly more unmarried 20-somethings are having babies, the U.S. Census Bureau tells us. What the U.S. Census Bureau doesn't tell us is who is supporting and raising those kids. Here's one not-so-crazy thought: A lot of midlifers are getting pressed into service to help raise their grandchildren.

Equal Rights for All: It's Finally Time for Adopted People, Too

Adam Pertman | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Adam Pertman

As our country has focused enormous attention in recent days on the rights of one minority, gay men and lesbians, we continue (alas) to give short-shrift to the decades-long effort to achieve equality for millions of people in another segment of our population: Americans who were adopted into their families.

How To Stop The Marriage Rate From Declining

Posted 12.17.2012 | Weddings

Marriage rates are declining in record numbers, and that can cause major social problems. A new report from the National Marriage Project and the Inst...

Deciding To Have A Baby: '85 Percent Sure Means You Jump'

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.23.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Intention and ambivalence are very different on a statistician's ledger. But are they always all that different in real life?

Jason Cherkis

Santorum Proposed Big Goverment Role For Single Moms | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum has yet to deliver a substantial blow to Mitt Romney's rival campaign. In the past two pivotal ...

Why Policymakers Should Celebrate Beyonce's Pregnancy

Keli Goff | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

Fans of hip-hop will finally have two high-profile role models who are having a child within a committed, financially stable relationship, and not just a relationship, a marriage.

Motes and Beams

Stacia L. Brown | Posted 10.31.2011 | Black Voices
Stacia L. Brown

On the VMAs, a woman cradled her abdomen and revealed the life growing there. By extension, unmarried mothers were inundated with presumptuous gloating.

Fighting For Girls' Rights With God's Help: A Conversation With Aicha Ech-Channa

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Winner of the $1 million Opus Prize in 2009, Aicha Ech-Channa has worked for five decades to help unmarried women with children in Casablanca, Morocco.

Renegade and Dreams of My Absent Father

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

Obama's election was not only a door opener for people of color. It also showed that people with absent dads, or no dad at all, can grow up and live in the White House.

Anti-Abortion or Anti-Sex?

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

To right-wing ideologues, the debate begins and ends with the sinful act of sex outside of marriage, which can lead to only one outcome: punishment.