Raise The Conversation
Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families.
Waiting for international adoption during a global pandemic.
What It’s Like To Be A Doctor And A Single Mother On The Front Line: Dr. Melanie Malloy takes us inside the emergency room at Mount Sinai Brooklyn Hospital.
Here’s why surrogacy is so divisive.
NYT’s breakdown of What to Know Before Adopting a Child outlines the different types of adoption, cost variables, home study requirements, and resources for single, unmarried, and LGBTQ parents.
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.