Adoption

I Suffered From Post-Adoption Depression, Raise Magazine
I Suffered From Post-Adoption Depression
To everyone else, our adoption appeared flawless. His room was perfect. His bibs matched his…
Adoption Profile
From The Archives: How to Write an Adoption Profile According to a Birth Family
We’ll be taking this week to plan for our children’s upcoming virtual school year. We’ll…
What Do You Call Your Child's Birth Mom, Raise Magazine
What Do You Call Your Child’s Birth Mom?
From Belly Mommy to Auntie, adoptees and adoptive moms share the names their families use.…
Birth Mom Stories: I Adopted the Birth Daughter I Once Relinquished
Birth Mom Stories: I Adopted the Birth Daughter I Once Relinquished
Our monthly columnist Adrian Collins shares her story of adopting her birth daughter as an…
5 Things I Wanted My Son To Have From His Birth Mother, Raise Magazine
5 Things I Wanted My Son To Have From His Birth Mother
I was determined to get for my son the parts of his story I’d wished…
Adoptee Stories: The Day I Found Out I Was Adopted
Adoptee Stories: The Day I Found Out I Was Adopted
I had plenty of friends and I guess it dawned on everyone but me: I…
Adoptee Stories: Thaicha Branch, Raise Magazine
Adoptee Stories: Thaicha Branch
Adoptee Thaicha Branch shares her journey from foster care to adoption, refocusing her trauma, and…
My Journey To Bond With My Adopted Son
My Journey To Bond With My Adopted Son
For mothers who experience infertility and loss, disrupted adoption, or even joyous overnight motherhood, it…
Are You Friends With Your Child’s Birth Parents On Social Media? Raise Magazine
Are You Friends With Your Child’s Birth Parents On Social Media?
How we use Instagram to share photos and videos of Levon with his birth family,…
Interview with American Idol's Amber Fiedler, Raise
In Conversation With American Idol’s Amber Fiedler
American Idol contestant Amber Fiedler on her decision to make an open adoption plan for…