Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families.
Pregnant American Idol Contestant on Her Decision to Have an Open Adoption: ‘I’m Not Ready to Be a Mom.’
The Impact of Coronavirus On The Foster Care System.
What it’s like to be a single parent in a pandemic.
Resources For Foster Youth Impacted by Covid-19.
Placement Agencies Face Unique Challenges During Covid-19: “We have 905 waiting kids in the state of Minnesota who need an adoptive home, who do not have an identified resource. If we can’t do home studies to keep this moving, to keep as much business as usual and without some exceptions being made at the legislature at this time, we’re not going to be able to do that.”
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.