Adoption Story

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…
My Journey To Bond With My Adopted Son
My Journey To Bond With My Adopted Son
For mothers who experience infertility and loss, disrupted adoption, or even joyous overnight motherhood, it…
Interview with American Idol's Amber Fiedler, Raise
In Conversation With American Idol’s Amber Fiedler
American Idol contestant Amber Fiedler on her decision to make an open adoption plan for…
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,…
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…
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…