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Easy Lemon Chicken Piccata Recipe, Raise Magazine

Easy Lemon Chicken Piccata

Nix the dredging and swap beer for white wine in Nicole Banducci’s take on a traditional favorite. My family loves chicken piccata. It’s one of the first recipes I remember learning to…
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 adult after her daughter’s first adoption was dissolved. Aspen leaves draped the sidewalks in yellow as my…
Healthy No-Bake Oatmeal Bars, Raise Magazine

Healthy No-Bake Oatmeal Bars

Customize this recipe with your favorite seeds, nut butters, and healthy add-ins. My kids love chewy granola bars. Every time I bought a box at the grocery store I’d say to myself,…
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 for as an adopted child. I was adopted in 1972 in a closed adoption. While I would…
A Letter From Our Founder, Raise Magazine

A Letter From Our Founder

From the beginning, my goal with Raise was to create a lifestyle site for mothers who are underrepresented in mainstream media. While I’ve succeeded in creating a resource for stepfamilies, adoptive and…

How To Talk To Your White Child About George Floyd's Death, Raise The Conversation

How To Talk To Your White Kids About George Floyd’s Death

I am white. I am privileged. I have a responsibility to talk to other white privileged women about how we can be allies and raise actively anti-racist children. As a lily white…
Raise The Conversation, Raise Magazine

Raise The Conversation

Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families. Online adoptions may replace courthouse hearings even after the pandemic is over. Huxley Stauffer…
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 was black and my parents were white. Orchard Dale Elementary School, Whittier, California. I can’t tell you…
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Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2020, Raise Magazine

Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2020

Our favorite gifts for dads, stepdads, and all the father figures in your life.
Grilled Vegetable Marinade, Raise Magazine

Grilled Vegetable Marinade

A healthy, easy side dish for your next summer BBQ. Barbeques often feel like meat fests with a side of potato salad. Too much protein, too many carbs, and absolutely nothing to…