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What I Know About Motherhood Now That I Am An Adoptive Mother

Carrie Goldman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

My three girls take turns being the squeaky wheel, and my focus on each girl waxes and wanes. What never wavers is my love. Whether flesh of my flesh or soul of my soul, I love each daughter as a whole.

When News Is No Longer News and When Denial Is Still Denial

Lori Holden | Posted 06.05.2013 | Parents
Lori Holden

In the moments of their adoption -- like the moment of Jenna's baby's conception -- a split was created in our children between their biology and their biography. Being open about our children's origins is an effective way to heal this split and help them integrate their identities.

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...

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...

The Secret I Kept About My Sons

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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

Finding Out You're Adopted At 21

Posted 12.19.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

The Internet, through online databases & social media, has rendered closed adoptions virtually extinct. There are still surprises, though, as Andrew C...

Notes of an Adopted Self, Part 1

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

When I started this search 20 years ago, this is what I knew: When I was two months old, I was adopted through the Elizabeth Lund Home in Burlington, Vermont; my birthparents were young teenagers; my birthmother was white; my birthfather was black. That's all.

An Unexpected Reunion

Amy Eisinger | Posted 12.15.2012 | Parents
Amy Eisinger

Despite me assuring everyone that I was fine, that I was totally prepared and OK for this moment, I realized that deep down, maybe I was not.

Will 'Open Adoption' Lead To 'Open Donation'? Should It?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.22.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

If nearly all domestic adoptions of infants are some degree of "open", isn't it time to make that the norm when it comes to sperm and egg donation, too?