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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. Canada's surrogacy industry proves why regulation and oversight are needed to protect both surrogates…
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A Mother’s Transition From Early Intervention To An IEP

I was happy he would continue receiving therapies, but I vividly remember seeing the word “disability” in his documentation, and it broke me. My son, Ben, recently turned three, marking an exit…
Southwest Airlines In-Flight Baby Shower

Their In-Flight Baby Shower Went Viral. Now They’re Sharing The Details Of Their Adoption Journey.

Dustin Moore never expected the story of his daughter's impromptu baby shower to go viral, but what surprised him most was the outpouring of support from fellow adoptive families. “The amazing thing…
Dustin & Caren Moore

The Adoption Story Behind That Viral Baby Shower Aboard Southwest Airlines

Their story went viral after new dad Dustin Moore tweeted about his daughter’s in-flight baby shower aboard Southwest Airlines. Now Moore is sharing the details of his family’s adoption story with Raise…
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Raise The Conversation

Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families. The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake. Surrogacy Was a More Emotional Journey Than I…
When You Don’t Have A Dad To Walk You Down The Aisle, Raise Magazine

When You Don’t Have A Dad To Walk You Down The Aisle

When every media outlet and blog is showing pictures of a dad weepily walking his daughter down the aisle and your dad is nowhere to be found, it’s deeply painful. I didn’t…
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 images and details of a child’s life online  -- but for adoptive parents, the boundaries are even…
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Raise The Conversation

Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families. Hundreds Celebrate North Texas 8-Year-Old’s Adoption After Half His Life In Foster Care. We…
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Do I Love My Birth Daughter Less?

As a birth mother, I’m an open book when it comes to my adoption story, with the hope of helping others know that they aren’t alone, and to perhaps even reshape how…

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Raise The Conversation

Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families. What I Spent to Adopt My Child. Embracing the Joys of Pregnancy After Loss:…

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