Foster Care

When A Child Asks, “Why Did My Birth Mom Give Me Up?” Raise Magazine
When A Child Asks, “Why Did My Birth Mom Give Me Up?”

“What are you going to say when he asks why she gave him up?” It’s…

Stop Saying My Adopted Child Is Lucky To Have Me, Raise Magazine
Stop Saying My Adopted Child Is Lucky To Have Me
While we appreciate the sentiment, adoptive and foster parents can’t help but cringe when they…
In Conversation with Jeena Wilder: Our Transracial Adoption, Raise Magazine
In Conversation with Jeena Wilder: Our Transracial Adoption
"I see color, but I've never seen it as a reason why you can't do…
nterview With Beth Hall, Raise Magazine
Beth Hall On Adopting From Foster Care
Actress Beth Hall [Mom, Mad Men] shares the story of adopting her daughter through foster…
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.…
The Day I Entered Foster Care, Raise Magazine
The Day I Entered Foster Care
"My heart hammered in my chest, as if I was still talking on the phone…
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,…
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…