Our favorite links from this week featuring stories of step parenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families.
How Two Families Are Navigating Open Adoption After Foster Care.
Elizabeth Banks Still Feels Judged Using A Surrogate.
What Should I Do with My Unused Embryos?
A Half-Million Reasons Why You Should Talk To Your Child About Foster Care.
Waiting For Our Family’s Adoption To Be Complete.
I Got Pregnant With Triplets But Could Only Keep One.
Examining the Double Standards of Single Parenthood.
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.