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Our Top Ten Adoption Posts, Raise Magazine
Our Top Ten Adoption Posts
Sharing our most popular posts in honor of National Adoption Awareness Month.
Stop Saying My Adopted Child Is Lucky To Have Me, Raise Magazine
Stop Saying My Adopted Child Is Lucky To Have Me
While we appreciate the sentiment, adoptive and foster parents can’t help but cringe when they…
In Conversation with Jeena Wilder: Our Transracial Adoption, Raise Magazine
In Conversation with Jeena Wilder: Our Transracial Adoption
"I see color, but I've never seen it as a reason why you can't do…
nterview With Beth Hall, Raise Magazine
Beth Hall On Adopting From Foster Care
Actress Beth Hall [Mom, Mad Men] shares the story of adopting her daughter through foster…
I Suffered From Post-Adoption Depression, Raise Magazine
I Suffered From Post-Adoption Depression
To everyone else, our adoption appeared flawless. His room was perfect. His bibs matched his…
What Do You Call Your Child's Birth Mom, Raise Magazine
What Do You Call Your Child’s Birth Mom?
From Belly Mommy to Auntie, adoptees and adoptive moms share the names their families use.…
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…
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…
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…
Adoptee Stories: Thaicha Branch, Raise Magazine
Adoptee Stories: Thaicha Branch
Adoptee Thaicha Branch shares her journey from foster care to adoption, refocusing her trauma, and…