Raise The Conversation
Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families.
Canada’s surrogacy industry proves why regulation and oversight are needed to protect both surrogates and intended parents.
Shop the shoe company that’s supporting hopeful adoptive families.
I Had My Babies Via Surrogacy, and Anyone Who Says I’m Not a Real Mother Is Wrong.
Single dad adopts 13-year-old who was abandoned 2 years earlier at hospital.
My Mother Abandoned Me for San Francisco. But My Son Helped Me See The City In A New Light.
Why it’s okay for a boy with two mommies to have an imaginary daddy.
Who decides to become a gestational carrier?
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.