Our favorite links from this week featuring stories of step parenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families.
A 4-Point Plan To Cope With Joint Custody Challenges During The Holidays.
The Joys Of Being An Older Dad.
We are an LGBTQ family. Please don’t ask us awkward personal questions at holiday parties.
My NICU Baby Showed Me the Real Meaning of the Holidays.
Meet the new federal judge who is anti-IVF and surrogacy.
A kindergartner invited his entire class to his adoption hearing.
I’m a birth mom. This is why I don’t use positive adoption language.
Jessica Butler is the co-founder of Raise, 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 six-year-old son, Levon.