Our favorite links from this week featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families.
I’ve Fostered 20 Children Through The Opioid Crisis. This is What I’ve Seen.
The Latest In Natalia Grace’s Real-Life Orphan Story.
A New Documentary Set In The “Unofficial Surrogacy Capital” of the U.S.
Meet The Chinese Entrepreneur In California Who Is A Matchmaker Between Chinese Parents And American Surrogates.
The Absurd Discrimination Against Same-sex Couples And Their Children Born Via Surrogacy.
A Child Raised By Many Mothers: What We Can Learn About Parenthood From An Indigenous Group In Brazil.
A Mother, But Not A Woman: Braiden Schirtzinger Is Non-binary, Pregnant And About To Take On The Most Gendered Role Of All.
I Found A Surrogate — Then I Got Pregnant.
Motherhood So White Author Finds Race Matters In Adoption.
Jessica Butler is the co-founder of Raise, stepmother of two, and adoptive mother of one. Prior to Raise, she was a writer on USA’s "In Plain Sight" and TNT’s "The Last Ship." She and her husband, writer/producer Warren Bell, co-created the Nick at Nite series "Instant Mom," based on her life as a stepmother. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and six-year-old son, Levon.