Adoption Stories

My Sons’ Adoption and NICU Experience Left Me With Lifelong Anxiety That Destroyed My Marriage, Raise Magazine
My Sons’ Adoption and NICU Experience Left Me With Lifelong Anxiety That Destroyed My Marriage
Twenty years later, I still battle depression and anxiety, because I can’t seem to let…
The Most Frequently Asked (And Frequently Inappropriate) Questions About My Son’s Adoption, Raise Magazine
The Most Frequently Asked (And Frequently Inappropriate) Questions About My Son’s Adoption
My son’s adoption is not a secret -- you’re reading a blog about it --…
The First Thing You Should Do After Your Homestudy Is Approved, Raise Magazine
The First Thing You Should Do After Your Home Study Is Approved
Learn from my mistake, I beg you. Many adoption professionals advise families to refrain from…
What Do You Call Your Child's Birth Parent? Raise Magazine
What Do You Call Your Child’s Birth Parent?
Levon has recently started to notice pregnant women. He knows they have babies inside their…
In Conversation with Anna Faris, Raise Magazine
In Conversation With Anna Faris
Anna Faris and Raise founder Jessica Butler talk preemies, co-parenting, and of course, mom guilt.…
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When Friends Or Family Are Displaced: How To Help
Adopting a child from a different state often requires at least one parent to remain…
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Our Favorite Bottles For Preemies
What brand of bottle did your preemie use? Levon was born at 30 weeks, before…
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Meeting My Brother’s Birth Mom
Mom was crying before we even got out of the car. She told me she…
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Our Favorite Diapers For Preemies
What brand of diaper did your preemie wear? Levon was born weighing 2 pounds, 7…
Levon's Adoption Story, Raise Magazine
Levon’s Adoption Story
Levon was born on October 24, 2014, weighing just 2 pounds, 7 ounces. He spent…