Raise The Conversation
Our favorite links from this week featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families.
Trump administration seeks to provide federal funding to faith-based adoption and foster care agencies that discriminate against L.G.B.T. families.
13 LGBTQ+ parents share what makes them great parents.
Breast Cancer Brought Me To Surrogacy And To The Coolest Woman I Know.
What To Know Before Your Surrogacy Journey.
The Broken Brown Egg: An Infertility Website and Community Centered On The Experiences Of Women Of Color.
Going Back To China In Search Of My Daughter’s Secret Past.
Jessica Butler is the co-founder 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.