Author Archives: Billy Cuchens

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“Thankfully, My Son’s Personality Didn’t Come from Me”

“Thankfully, My Son’s Personality Didn’t Come from Me”

When people have kids, they are often hoping their child will be just like them. In our case, we're happy our son has beautiful characteristics that are all his own.

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Ethnic pride is important in the diverse Cuchens family.

“Joining an African-American Church”

My wife and I were nervous the first Sunday we attended an African-American church. Would they welcome us? Would they stare? We should have had faith.

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A happy father after his birth mother match

“Guarding My Heart During the Wait”

After years of grappling with infertility, I could only focus on what might go wrong during our (in hindsight) perfect match and my daughter's birth.

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Our changing relationship with birth mother.

“Pulling Back in Open Adoption”

After a bump in the relationship with our daughter's birth mother, we're learning lessons about love, patience, and acceptance.

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A happy and healthy multiracial family

“Did You Try to Have Your Own Kids?”

My wife was deluged with questions at a new moms' group, each one more personal than the last.

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