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Fire Captain Meets Birth Mother For First Time Since He Was Born

John Riley, a fire captain from Southern California, didn’t know that he was adopted until his wife found the secret

10 Things Your Adopted Child Needs To Know (An Adoptee’s Perspective)

Christina Romero was adopted from South Korea when she was two years old. She is the voice behind the blog

6 Ways To Make Your Transracial Adoption Fail

“I will be the first to admit that I went into transracial adoption completely uneducated,” writes adoptive mom Rachel Galbraith.

Bonding With An Adopted Child – Chrisi’s Story

“Bonding with an adopted child was a big topic of adoptive parenting 33 years ago,” writes Chrisi, an adoptive mom

What It’s Like To Be Adopted By White Parents

In an effort to gain insight into the experience of a transracial adoptee, ATTN: interviewed five people of color who

Uncle Becomes Dad to Five Through Adoption

At 41, David Watkins has gone from being “Uncle David” to just “Dad” to not one but five children, ages

An Update From The Mom Whose Son Went To Live With His Birth Mother

One mom was experienced conflicting emotions when her son not only reunited with his birth family but decided to move

3 Ways My Life Would Have Been Different With An Open Adoption

Ashley Foster was placed for adoption in 1982, a time when open adoptions were virtually unheard of. In this article,

Little Couple Star Jennifer Arnold Loves Being A Mom Through Adoption

Jennifer Arnold loves being a mom! She recently shared a picture of herself with her kids on the beach, sharing,

She Wasn’t Expected To Survive. Thanks To Adoption, She Is Thriving.

When Kaylee Berro was born, she wasn’t expected to survive. She was 6 weeks premature. She tested positive for 8

Siblings Meet For First Time – In Their 70s

It was the final item on her bucket list: “Meet someone who looks like you.” Shelly Foster, 78, had always

Ohio Couple Becomes First-Time Parents When They Adopt 5 Siblings

When Julie and Will Rom of Cincinnati, Ohio, were unable to conceive, they decided that they were meant to do

Boy With Cerebral Palsy Adopted After His Brother Insisted They Stay Together

When Dawson and Dalton, two brothers in foster care, became legally free for adoption, Dawson had one stipulation: he wasn’t

Parents Capture Moment They Surprise Daughters With Their Newly Adopted Baby Sister

Two little girls couldn’t contain their emotions when their parents surprised them with some wonderful news: they had a new

What Open Adoption Means To Me (by Kaylee, age 14)

Kaylee is a 14-year-old girl who was adopted shortly after she was born. Because hers is an open adoption, she

Guide To Bonding With Your Internationally Adopted Child

Written by a mom who has been there, done that, this guide by Susan Kuligowski will walk you through the basics

Birth Mom’s Heartbreaking Letter To The Daughter She Placed For Adoption

Cathie had longed to meet her birth mother, but she received some heartbreaking news on the TV show Long Lost

I’m Adopted. This Is My Story.

Eric Thomas is a meteorologist at a news station in North Carolina. Adopted himself, he is keenly aware of the

14-Year-Old Mom Settling Into New Family And ‘Perfect’ Life

A 14-year-old girl became a mom at the age of 13 after being kidnapped, forced into prostitution, and impregnated at

Dying Man’s Last Wish Is To Adopt His 44-Year-Old Stepson

When Chuck was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer 9 years ago, he decided it was time to adopt his stepson, Stacy.

The Top 5 Questions You Get When You Finance Your Adoption Through Fundraising

Fundraising is becoming an increasingly common way to finance an adoption. With the cost of a typical private or international

Mom’s Heartbreaking Post Urges Parents To Teach Their Kids About Differences

Learning how to respectful approach those with obvious differences is an essential lesson for every child, and adoptive mom Stacey

8 Ways You Don’t Realize You’re Shaming Adoptive Moms

“I don’t think most people wake up in the morning with the intention of shaming adoptive moms,” writes Emily Westbrooks,

37-Year-Old Single Mom Has Fostered 53 Children And Adopted 7

Laura Mitchell didn’t expect to be a single mom of seven. But that’s the course life has taken, and she

7 Reasons Open Adoption is Beneficial to Adoptees

Open adoption is about bringing peace and closure to everyone in the triad. This includes birth parents, adoptive parents, and

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