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Adopting

The Joys And Challenges Of Adopting A Child, After Raising Five Of Your Own

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living

After raising five children of their own, Kay and Curtis Webster made the decision to adopt more. The Websters joined HuffPost Live host Caroline M...

5 Things Not To Say When Someone Shares, 'We're Adopting!'

Natasha Hanneman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Natasha Hanneman

I truly believe people were not being malicious with their comments and questions; they were just unfamiliar with or uneducated on adoption or how best to congratulate us.

Dylan Farrow is Woody Allen's Daughter, Not His 'Adopted' Daughter

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

Since my two children are Chinese and my husband and I are not, most people can surmise from looking at us that my kids were adopted. But they are simply my children, not my adopted children. I love them no less because of the method by which we became a family.

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.

How Did I Get Here?

Kelly Hirt | Posted 10.30.2013 | Parents
Kelly Hirt

Some answers used to be accepted without further questions -- We prayed for the perfect little boy for our family and that was you! But now, we get more specific questions and some are... complicated.

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.

I Was Offered a Black Market Baby (and I'm Thankful For It)

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

Since my youth I have wanted to consider adoption. Having had an experience like this only makes me think about it more.

Becoming an Adoptive Dad

Graham Milne | Posted 06.11.2013 | Parents
Graham Milne

I may not be passing on my genes, but I can pass on my values, my beliefs, the things I consider important to cherish in our ever-so-brief walk across this world.

The Rare Relationship I Am Fortunate To Have With My Daughter

Posted 01.24.2013 | Parents

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

Our First Adoption Never Prepared Us For This

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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

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...

We Were Waiting To Be A 'Forever Family'

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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

The Family I Always Had But Never Knew

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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

We're Still Learning What An Open Adoption Looks Like

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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

When Is Being Done, Done?

Cyma Shapiro | Posted 03.17.2013 | Parents
Cyma Shapiro

When is being done, done? Is "done" the exact same for someone as capable of conceiving as someone who must, or who chooses, to adopt or foster? Should age, in and of itself, determine this?

'We Were Told To Leave Nina In The Playroom, All By Herself, And Depart'

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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

It Hurts To See The Son I Gave Away

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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

The Question I Want Everyone To Stop Asking Adopted Kids

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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

What I Wish I Could Tell Our Son's Birth Mother

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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

My Struggle To Accept That I Was Adopted

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

My professional goal is working towards solving conflict on a national and global scale, yet I have an enormous amount of unresolved conflict within myself.

'I Was Just A Regular 15-Year Old Girl'

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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

Here's The Rub Of Being A Foster Parent

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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

Searching For The Truth About My Adoption

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

Granny revealed the truth when she started drinking wine in her 80s.

The Haunting Questions About Our Child

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

We took a long, challenging, creative journey to help Clark speak. There is nothing in all the world I like better than the sound of my son’s voice.

The People I Didn't Expect To Be Affected By My Adoption

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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