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A lifestyle site for modern mothers, featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families.
Raise Media Kit 2020

"My goal is to create the resource and community I wish I had when I was new to stepparenting and adoption."

Jessica Butler is the creator of Raise Magazine, 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 five-year-old son, Levon.

One in 10 children lives with a non-biological parent.

44%

of women in America have a step relationship —  a stepchild, stepparent, or step or half sibling

4.6 million

children live in blended families

1.5 million

children are adopted

443,000

children are in foster care

4 million

LGBT women are raising a child

OUR READERS

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87%

Female

81%

American

64%

Age 25 – 44

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STEPMOMS

Navigating marriage, instant motherhood, and co-parenting all at once. Newly blended families. Women with stepparents and step siblings of their own. 44% of women in America have a stepchild, stepparent, or step or half sibling.

 

ADOPTIVE MOMS

Hopeful and current adoptive mamas navigating open and closed adoptions, interracial and kinship adoptions, and the day-to-day challenges of raising an adopted child. 1.5 million children in the United States are adopted.

 

FOSTER MAMAS

Those fostering to adopt, and those fostering the family with the goal of reunification. Nearly a half million children are currently in foster care.

 

INFERTILITY WARRIORS

Mothers of families built through IVF, egg & sperm donation, embryo adoption, and surrogacy. Over 7 million women in the U.S. are affected by infertility.

 

LGBT PARENTS

More than 4 million LGBT women in America are raising a child. Same-sex couples are six times more likely to foster children, and four times more likely to adopt. A 2019 study found that 30.4% of foster youth identify as LGBTQ, and foster youth are twice as likely to identify as LGBTQ than youth living outside foster care.

 

EVERYONE IN BETWEEN

Women raising grandchildren, siblings, family members, or family friends. More than 7 million grandparents live with their grandchildren, and one-third serve as their grandchildren’s primary care giver.

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OUR TEAM

Jessica Butler

Jessica Butler

Jessica Butler is the creator of "Raise Magazine," 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 five-year-old son, Levon.

Sarah Uslan

Sarah Uslan

Celebrity makeup artist Sarah Uslan's client include Beyoncé, Solange Knowles, Lili Reinhart, Emma Roberts, Olivia Colman, Yalitza Aparicio, Constance Zimmer and Tori Kelly. Editorial publications include L'Officiel, Elle, Interview, GQ, Porter Edit, InStyle, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, Darling, Schon, Flaunt, RUSSH, Nylon and Allure. Based in Los Angeles, Sarah divides her work schedule between L.A. and New York City.

Halley Dean

Halley Dean

Halley Dean lives in Kansas with her husband, three children, and attack cat. By day, she puts her extensive social media stalking skills to use as a the head of her company’s special investigations unit. She is a would be writer and passionate advocate for social justice, particularly as it pertains to issues involving women and children. She has degrees in American History, Organizational Administration, and Communications, but is often unable to locate her car keys.

Mom-in-Waiting

Mom-in-Waiting

From Mom-in-Waiting to Mom-in-Training. New mama to twin girls through surrogacy.

Robin Bakay

Robin Bakay

Robin Bakay lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

Jessica Tyler

Jessica Tyler

Jessica Tyler is wife to Jeff and mom to two boys, Will and Ben. She is a non-profit semi-guru by day and an expert in cleaning marker off upholstery by night. She lives in Colorado with her boys and her cat Gracie, who adds another female to the mix.

Jai Joseph

Jai Joseph

Jai Joseph is a writer based in Los Angeles.