Our favorite links from this week featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families.
How much does IVF really cost?
This mom’s reaction to seeing her ex’s girlfriend’s social media posts about her kids.
Author and journalist Farai Chideya on her three disrupted adoptions and why the U.S. adoption industry is a “total shitshow.”
Why feminists should embrace surrogacy.
The opioid is crisis is responsible for more than 1.1 million children entering foster care since the year 2000.
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.