Foster Care

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…
Interview With Beth Hall, Raise Magazine
In Conversation With Beth Hall
Actress Beth Hall [Mom, Mad Men] shares the story of adopting her daughter through foster…
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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…
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Natural Hair Care Tips For Kids
If you are a white mom of black children, whether they came to you through…
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7 Natural Hair Care Tips for Foster & Adoptive Parents
The best practices and products for caring for natural hair. DETANGLING Methods of detangling hair…