Millions of children around the world are currently being raised in “grandfamilies.” In this excerpt from a new guidebook, learn how to make sense of your new role and explain this unique form of kinship adoption to your child. | BY ANDREW ADESMAN, M.D., AND CHRISTINE ADAMEC
We set off on the 3,400-mile journey to meet my daughter’s birth mother in silence, our questions too big to put into words. In Colombia, communicating through an interpreter, but also through smiles, tears, embraces, and shared sensory experiences, all of us began to find answers. | BY SHELLY GILL MURRAY
“Looking back on this picture, I see a child who was confused, but yearning for what we all want and need: security, a family, and love. The picture is about hope.” | BY SARAH CZEPIEL
Adoptive moms and dads share how their open adoptions have changed over time — whether they became more or less open, and why.