Real-life advice from real families on understanding openness, navigating visits and contact, explaining birth siblings, and more. | BY ADOPTIVE FAMILIES READERS
Matched out of the blue with an expectant mother, we were told the next call might come within days. But as the wait stretched to weeks and then months, I despaired—would our dreams ever come true? | BY JESSICA WAGNER
As the parents of four black children, we drop a small fortune on lotion and products and build time into our schedule to style their hair, all the while questioning whether we know what we’re doing. A recent conversation offered some much-needed reassurance. | BY BILLY CUCHENS
Parents share talents or traits they see in their child that must be inherited from his or her birth family.
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