Raise The Conversation
Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families.
Gabrielle Union wrote a new children’s book, Welcome to the Party, to celebrate her daughter’s birth via surrogate.
When parents have to be social workers and therapists, too: How coronavirus is affecting foster families.
For three years, photojournalist Jackie Molloy followed four women in New York and New Jersey as they struggled to get pregnant, navigated the adoption and foster-care systems and juggled a new life with children — all on their own. Read their inspiring stories in Molloy’s piece, Single Moms By Choice, in The New York Times.
The Archibald Project shares 5 Tips to Thrive While Sheltering In Place with Children of Trauma.
An Adoption, a Pandemic and an Evacuation: A couple flew to India in March to pick up their daughter. The country locked down before they could leave.
Marisa Renee Lee on Coming To Terms With A Different Vision Of Motherhood.
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.