Open Adoption

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.…
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…
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
In Conversation With American Idol’s Amber Fiedler
American Idol contestant Amber Fiedler on 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…
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…
Baby in your heart. Moopsi/Shutterstock
Meeting My Brother’s Birth Mom
Mom was crying before we even got out of the car. She told me she…
Adoption Profile
How to Write an Adoption Profile: According to a Birth Family
The best advice I received when creating our profile was to be authentic. Expectant families…
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…