Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of step parenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families.
They’re Single. They’re Straight. They’re Friends. And They’re Having a Baby.
Families are left in limbo after Coronavirus halts Chinese adoptions.
I Just Wanted a Baby, But Surrogacy Gave Me So Much More.
The importance of learning to style my multiracial son’s hair.
Surrogacy is misunderstood and unfairly maligned. We need to change the narrative.
I had my son using a donor egg. Now I’m worried he’ll think I’m not his ‘real’ mom.
Kandi Burruss Tells Black Women Everything They Should Know About Surrogacy.
Seven families share how surrogacy built their families.
Inside the Secret Sisterhood of Women Who Share a Sperm Donor.
How Early Intervention Changed My Son’s Life.
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.