Birth Family

Your Child’s Curiosity About Their Birth Family Is Natural, Raise Magazine
Your Child’s Curiosity About Their Birth Family Is Natural
Look no further than the popularity of ancestry and DNA kits as proof, even for…
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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.
When A Child Asks, “Why Did My Birth Mom Give Me Up?” Raise Magazine
When A Child Asks, “Why Did My Birth Mom Give Me Up?”

“What are you going to say when he asks why she gave him up?” It’s…

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…
Adoption Profile
From The Archives: How to Write an Adoption Profile According to a Birth Family
We’ll be taking this week to plan for our children’s upcoming virtual school year. We’ll…
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…
Are You Friends With Your Child’s Birth Parents On Social Media? Raise Magazine
Are You Friends With Your Child’s Birth Parents On Social Media?
How we use Instagram to share photos and videos of Levon with his birth family,…
Interview with American Idol's Amber Fiedler, Raise
American Idol’s Amber Fiedler On Choosing Adoption For Her Baby
American Idol contestant Amber Fiedler shares her decision to make an open adoption plan for…
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…