Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families.
What I Spent to Adopt My Child.
Embracing the Joys of Pregnancy After Loss: My Surrogacy Journey.
A couple flew home with their adopted infant. Strangers threw an impromptu baby shower on the plane.
Preparing for Trans Pregnancy.
A $4 Million NICU Bill: The Price of Prematurity.
A photographer’s photo series of adoptive families.
Meeting my children’s new baby sister.
“Families Don’t Have To Match.” Mom Shares Beauty Of Raising Adopted Children.
The little baby boy who was almost my parents’ son.
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.