Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families.
The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake.
Surrogacy Was a More Emotional Journey Than I Ever Expected — but So Worth It.
If the Nuclear Family Has Failed, What Comes Next?
What I Did When The Packages From My Son’s Dad Stopped Coming.
I was devastated by my pregnancy loss. Years later, I’m realizing how it affected my partner.
The Supreme Court Will Consider Whether Adoption Agencies That Get Tax Money Can Turn Away Same-Sex Couples.
How to Stay Married After Losing a Baby.
Co-parent adoption: A critical protection for LGBTQ+ families.
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.