The document we receive is not called a Mothering Certificate, it's a Certificate of Live Birth. So why isn't the birth mother's name on there?
Our youngest son's birth mother is having a baby. How will all of our kids relate to this new birth sibling?
Opening our daughter's international adoption has allowed her to ask questions and receive answers, brought her birth mother a sense of peace from knowing that her child is alive, well, and happy, and given us the unforgettable privilege of personally thanking our child's birth mother.
Taking my daughter to visit her birth mother, I found that, while shared genes make them alike in some ways, it’s shared experiences that make us family.
As adolescents become capable of abstract thinking, they begin to wonder about the family and the country left behind — and the road not taken.
From a rocky start, we've built a relationship with our children's birth families that has enriched their lives, and ours.
Read a chapter of Jessica O'Dwyer's adoption memoir Mamalita.
A film portraying the lives of birth parents in China.
I learned that the ultimate gift of love comes not from the receiver, but from the giver.
You've agreed to provide updates to your baby's birth mother. But now that your baby is home, what information do you share?
A parent asks whether contacting her child’s birth mother while the child is still a preteen is a good idea. Read Ronny Diamond’s response.
As children get older, they come to understand that everyone experiences loss.
As adopted teens enter the dating game, unique issues will arise. Are you ready to tackle them?
“We have very little information about our five-year-old daughter’s birth parents, but what we do know is disturbing. When should we share this information, and how” Read Mary Ann Curran’s answer.
When we judge our children’s birth parents, we often judge our children.
Our open adoption allows us to share the love we have for our daughter with her birth parents.
Your child may never have met his first mom and dad. But that doesn't mean he's not spinning stories about them.
Adoptive parents sometimes initiate birth parent searches before their children are emotionally prepared to deal with the results.
We just brought our newborn home and are wondering how to communicate with his birth mother. How do we start?
Heritage trips help children discover their past — and influence who they become. Here, one family describes their journey back to their child's birth country of Korea.