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 creator of "Raise Magazine," 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 five-year-old son, Levon.