Family rituals take on new meaning when we adopt a baby.
A simple ceremony with flowers and candles helped my children celebrate their love for two mothers.
In an open adoption, what do you give to the person who means everything to you? Thoughts from a birth mom about the gifts that mean the most.
We knew it was possible for the girl we were fostering to be reunited with her birth mother. But that didn't make it hurt any less.
It's normal to think about your child's birth family during the holidays. What should you share in a holiday letter?
To many people, sharing DNA and giving birth are the prerequisites to being a "real" mom. As my children's mommy, I know better.
What do you call the day your adoptive child came home? In this personal essay, one mother explains why "Gotcha Day" can be offensive for some adoptees.
Most parents look forward to sharing this time of the year with their children. But less is often more when it comes to holiday activities.
Whether you feel most comfortable holding it after completing your dossier, or when you receive your referral — an adoption shower is a wonderful way to celebrate your growing family.
How we can help our children feel good about who they are — and where they're from.
The story of how one transracial family reinvented their holiday traditions.
When their adoption date was uncertain, our readers took the opportunity to celebrate with their children in tow. Here, they share their experiences.
Nothing brings out a tween's awkward side like a holiday family gathering. What can you do to help?
Answers to your parenting questions.
Learn how to celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome the year of the Monkey with your family on February 8, 2016.
The moment I felt I became Eva's forever mother and for Eva, adopted from the Ukraine, being my forever daughter.
The day my mother met my birth mother.
Even preschoolers can get stressed by holidays. A few simple games and activities can ward off the meltdowns.
Did you celebrate the day you met your child or his adoption finalization? Do you continue to mark that day every year? What do you call it? Members of our Facebook page shared their stories.
On our Facebook page, a reader asked for help: “Does anyone have suggestions for what to write on a cake to celebrate finalization?” Here are some of your ideas for topping off the icing on the cake.