Jessica Butler

Jessica Butler is the co-founder of Raise, stepmother of two, and adoptive mother of one. Prior to Raise, she was a writer on USA’s "In Plain Sight" and TNT’s "The Last Ship." She and her husband, writer/producer Warren Bell, co-created the Nick at Nite series "Instant Mom," based on her life as a stepmother. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and six-year-old son, Levon.

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Raise The Conversation
Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy,…
My Son’s Adoption Is His Story To Share, But It’s Mine Too, Raise Magazine
My Son’s Adoption Is His Story To Share, But It’s Mine Too
All parents grapple with the boundaries of “sharenting” -- the modern parenting trend of oversharing…
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Raise The Conversation
Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy,…
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Raise The Conversation
Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy,…
Six Ways To Involve Your Children In Your Wedding, Raise Magazine
Six Ways To Involve Your Children In Your Wedding
We polled our readers, along with wedding planning professionals, for ideas on how to include…
Interview With Beth Hall, Raise Magazine
Beth Hall On The Beauty Of Adopting From Foster Care
Actress Beth Hall [Mom, Mad Men] shares the story of adopting her daughter through foster…
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Raise The Conversation
Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of step parenting, adoption, foster care,…
May-December Marriage, Raise Magazine
BTS Of My May-December Marriage
After 14 years, I’m pulling back the curtain on what it’s like to be married…
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When Your Child’s Birth Parent Is An Addict
“We want to be honest with him and we're not sure how. Both of his…
What My Five-Year-Old Understands About His Adoption, Raise Magazine
What My 5-Year-Old Understands About His Adoption
Parents frequently ask me if Levon knows that he is adopted. Yes, he does, but…