Born Blind, Ted Will ‘Spend His Life Defying Others’ Expectations For Him’

Ted was born blind and abandoned shortly after birth. Despite that, he is a happy, bright child with tenacity and

8 Things To Do While You Wait For An Adoption

Adoptive mom Maya Brown-Zimmerman knows how excruciating the adoption wait can be.  She writes, “We waited two years, two months, one

Nicole Kidman Says Film ‘Lion’ Is A ‘Love Letter To All Her Children’

Nicole Kidman loves being a mom. She is a mom to four children, two adopted and two biological. And so

Our Down Syndrome Adoption Story Documentary

“I’ve always known that I wanted to adopt,” says Sunflower Mae’s mom said. And she had spent a lot of

We Never Outgrow The Need For Family

Every human being has an ingrained desire to belong. Whether a child is six or sixteen, the desire for home

Angelina Jolie’s Daughter’s Birth Mother Seeking Contact

Zahara Jolie-Pitt was adopted from Ethiopia by her mom, Angelina Jolie, twelve years ago, when she was just an infant.

Abandoned in a McDonald’s Bathroom 39 Years Ago, Man Finds Birth Family

He was inspired by the story of the “Burger King baby” who reunited with her birth mom in 2014 after

Getting Adopted ROCKS

Michael Brown spent 832 days in foster care. And then, on December 20, 2016, he was adopted into his forever

10-Year-Old Twins Separated At Birth Meet For The First Time

Jennifer Doering was curious about her daughter’s past. The Doerings adopted Audrey from China when she was still a baby,

Documentary ‘(un)Wanted’ Aimed At Raising Foster Care Awareness

Filmmaker Joey Papa is a filmmaker who pursues projects that strike close to his heart. Inspired by his daughter Canaan,

Watch This Family’s Incredible Story of Love . . . And Help Them Bring Their Son Home

It was on a mission trip to Thailand that Emily first made a connection with an orphaned child. She was holding a

Russia Will Not Allow US Parents to Adopt Russian Orphans Again

When Russia closed adoptions to the US in January 2013, there were some heartbreaking repercussions. Adoption proceedings for children who

Employers: Offer Adoption Benefits, Get Recognized

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is currently accepting applications to be included on their 2017 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list. If

Kristin Chenoweth on ‘Lion’ And Adoption

The makers of the new film Lion were spot-on when it comes to adoption, says actress Kristin Chenoweth. Chenoweth, herself an

Just An Awful Day: Aggressive and Self-Injurious Behaviors

Hitting. Kicking. Screaming. Throwing things. Self-harm. It can be terrifying to watch your adopted child spiral out of control. How should

Not Just An Adoption Website: A Platform For Changing The World

“When you can go to an orphanage and connect with a specific child, it stops being ‘Work to stop the

Actress Kristin Chenoweth On Adoption And Identity

We all yearn for our truth; who we are, where we come from, maybe where we get certain quirks or talents (for me I long wondered where my voice came from since my mother very well knows it was not from her). But finding those truths is the most personal of journeys, coming to each of us at different times and in different ways. On top of that, there’s always a part of you that worries this is somehow a betrayal as if your parents and your life are not enough.

Kristin Chenoweth

Video: Baby Girl Born Without Limbs Finds Her Forever Family

In a small village in the Phillipines, a beautiful baby girl came into this world. There was just one thing

Saying No To More Foster Kids: Why It’s Okay

Adoption, no matter how achieved, can a beautiful thing. As foster/adoptive parents, our lines tend get crossed a little bit.

Bringing Joy Home: A 7 Year + Journey

Emily first met Joy when she was a volunteer in an orphanage in Uganda. The beautiful baby girl was just

You Can Help Give Older Kids in Foster Care a Voice: Here’s How

Every year, more than 20,000 children age out of foster care. That’s 20,000 individual children who are cut loose from

Threaded Together By Love

Threaded Together by Love, by Michelle Madrid-Branch I am a mother of three amazing kids. Their ages are: fourteen, twelve,

A letter for you on Christmas Day.

Dear Brave Soul, I want to spend five minutes to remind you how much I admire you. How much you matter

From Fearing Open Adoption To Growing My Family Because Of Open Adoption

My family keeps growing in ways I never expected. When we adopted our son, I just expected a new child

alerting teachers to adoption-related issues

how much do you divulge, and when? I don’t talk very much about some of the attachment-related issues that our

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