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Foster-to-Adopt Southern Utah Father Explains The Reason He Pretended to Pee His Pants

When Ben Sowards heard that his daughter was in tears and embarrassed after wetting her pants in her Kindergarten class,

Adoptee Celebrity Kristin Chenoweth Wants To Adopt!

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth was adopted at one week old. Now, at 48, the singer/actress is ready to settle down

Life Isn’t Perfect In An Adoptive Family

“There is no such thing as a perfect life or a perfect family. Don’t aim for perfect, aim for better.” Ashley

Mom’s Facebook Post Shares Some Difficult Truths About The Foster Care System

“We ask them to act like respectful members of society. But we drop them off at strangers’ homes with everything

Quora: What Is It Like To Adopt An Older Child?

This question was recently posed on Quora, a question-and-answer platform. Through the varied answers from adoptive parents, a common theme

Adoption Shaming Has To Stop

I’ll admit, I was a little skeptical when I first started reading this article. My thinking was, that the author

Ethiopia Suspends Adoptions

Friday, April 21st, the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa was informed by the Ethiopian Ministry of Women and Children (MOWA)

8 Times Society Expects You To Apologize For Being An Adoptive Mom

“I don’t think society intentionally wants adoptive moms to apologize for existing, but it sure does feel that way sometimes,”

6 Years, 4 Teens, 8 Lessons Learned: Foster and Adoptive Parenting

Steven Combs is an adoption attorney who was concerned about the number of kids aging out of the foster care

Adopting Older Kids Is “Challenging But Worth It”

“Oh my gosh, it was terrifying. It was absolutely terrifying. Here was an 8-year-old and a 4-year-old. We had no

An Interview: Michelle Madrid-Branch, Foster Care + International Adoptee

  “Let’s show up real and authentic before our children so they know they can show up real and authentic

Sutton Foster: ‘Younger’ Star Adopts First Child – ‘Our Hearts Are Exploding’

Singer/actress Sutton Foster surprised fans by announcing that she and her husband, Ted Giffin, adopted a baby girl last month.

Dear Child I Placed For Adoption

“Never question that you are loved.” Birth mom Lindsey Olsen placed her firstborn son with a family she had carefully

Parents Adopt Siblings Who Match In Age With Their 4 Kids: ‘It Was Fate’

Josh Higgins paused one day when he saw it: A picture of sibling group of four hoping to be adopted.

A Response To The Foster Father Who Cares For The Terminally Ill

“If you were to read the minds of foster children and youth in America today, you’d likely hear them say

What’s It Like To Adopt a Child From A Foster Care Program in the US?

Parents who have adopted from foster care chimed in on this thread on the question-and-answer platform Quora. A sampling of

A Heart That Swoons And Shatters: Thoughts Of An Adoptive Mom

“For you, my firstborn, I break in a million tiny places. I break and melt and I feel joy and

4 Things You Should NOT Worry About When Adopting

As a “Type A” personality, adoptive mom Chelse Schults says she loves to “worry and plan and worry some more.”

On Making A Home, Or “Black Babies Cost Less To Adopt”

“In 2013, NPR hosted a segment where people submitted six words or less on race or cultural identity. While I

What Should They Call Me? A Question For Foster/Adoptive Parents.

What do adopted/foster children call their foster/adoptive parents? This question, posed on the question-and-answer platform Quora, produced a variety or responses

Adoption Does Not Cure Infertility

“I had believed that when I became a mom, I would no longer be a woman who wars against infertility.

Finding Balance With ‘Cocooning’ Newly Adopted Kids

In The Complete Book of International Adoption, Dawn Davenport suggested cocooning as a way of helping children adjust to their new

Dear Subway Station Baby

Christina was abandoned in a subway station in Seoul, South Korea when she was just an infant. That experience has

Retired Couple Has Fostered 46 Children Over The Past 30 Years

“I will carry on for as long as I can, I enjoy it.” Viv is 76 years old. Her husband,

Behind Every Joyous Adoption There’s a Birth Mother’s Story

“I know there is very special place in God’s heart for adoptive and birth mothers,” says Vanessa. “Not everyone’s path is

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