Answers to your parenting questions.
Older Parents, Single Parents, LGBT Families, & Other Modern Adoptive Families
Parenting advice and personal stories by older parents, single parents, parents in LGBT families, and other modern families formed through adoption.
Kathryn Ma's ambitious debut novel about a Chinese girl adopted by a Chinese-American family tackles race, identity, and "luck."
When non-traditional families are making the decision to adopt, the first questions they often have are, "How will my identity impact my adoption?"
LGBT prospective parents may face extra hurdles because of a state’s adoption law, an agency’s philosophy, or the attitude of an individual social worker.
Older, wiser — and adopting more than ever.
When people learned I was pregnant, they were surprised that I was still planning to adopt.
The United States Supreme Court decision on June 26, recognizing marriage as a constitutional right for same-sex couples, will also have a positive impact on adoption.
State adoption laws were updated in Florida and Michigan that will have an impact on same-sex adoption for couples in those states. Learn more!
Many hoped the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to recognize marriage as a constitutional right for same-sex couples would pave the way for changes in same-sex adoption. Now, a suit filed in Mississippi is attempting to do just that.
What has also changed dramatically is that no matter how you choose to build your family, when your child arrives at school, he or she is no longer going to be the only one with two mommies, two daddies, or even a single mom or dad.
Looking to adopt again as a single parent? Here’s what you need to know.
Visitors to our apartment might see a mess, but I see the stories that bound me irretrievably to my daughter. Most of the time.
In Eleni's mind, my future husband would have two daughters, preferably between the ages of six and 14. And perhaps a dog or two, so the pets could keep each other company. (My husband would be my buddy, so we'd all have someone to play with.) We'd live in a big house, with a wraparound porch and flat-screen TVs. And if anything bad happened in the world–like if people started kidnapping lots of children, "Mommy — we'd all be there to protect each other."
"I'm thinking about making a will. How do I choose a guardian for my child? What should I consider?"
How one mother learns to be the role model her adoptive daughter needs–with her daughter's help, of course.
Gay adoption is on the rise. Here's what you need to know.
The recent increase in gay and lesbian couples adopting in the U.S. explained.
Our legal expert explains what gay, lesbian, and single parents need to know when building their nontraditional families during the process of adopting.
"My boys were teens when I adopted them, but that doesn't mean they didn't need a mom. Even if I was only 25 at the time."
No matter what their ages, our children need to be reassured about the future.