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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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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:…
Six Ways To Involve Your Children In Your Wedding, Raise Magazine

Six Ways To Involve Your Children In Your Wedding

We polled our readers, along with wedding planning professionals, for ideas on how to include children and soon-to-be-stepchildren in blended family weddings. "For stepchildren, it's key to honor and acknowledge the new…
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 care, the disrupted adoption she experienced along the way, and the importance of safely surrendered baby laws.…
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Raise The Conversation

Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of step parenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families. They're Single. They're Straight. They're Friends. And They're Having a Baby. Families are…
May-December Marriage, Raise Magazine

BTS Of My May-December Marriage

After 14 years, I’m pulling back the curtain on what it’s like to be married to a man who is only 3 years younger than my mother, and to co-parent children who…