I used to wonder whether my love for my son would be more intense if I'd given birth to him. Having a biological child validated the depth of my feelings the first time around.
Families are forming in all sorts of ways, in a rainbow of colors, and my son through adoption is growing up right in the middle of all of it.
I had been a hard-driving reporter and happily single. But now, I was ready for something more.
How you respond to questions about your "single parent" status depends on who's asking...
How one mother learns to be the role model her adoptive daughter needs–with her daughter's help, of course.
A 7-year-old girl helps this author discover her maternal side.
How a close call gave my new son the courage to take a chance on love.
Our legal expert explains what gay, lesbian, and single parents need to know when building their nontraditional families during the process of adopting.
No matter what their ages, our children need to be reassured about the future.
I was an adoring daughter, ready to be an adoring mom.
One mother says the thank you’s we sometimes forget to say.
Selling my parents' house makes me wonder where to put down roots for our family of two.
My daughter's struggle to make sense of this loss is shadowed by her earliest one.
I just adopted as a single parent. What should I do to protect the rights of myself and my child?
One adoptive mother explains how the concept of family in elementary school is outdated, and asks for more respect of different lifestyles.
With fost-adopt, I didn’t need to own a home or have $50,000 in the bank to become a parent.
As my daughter discovers the brave new world of sleepovers, she and I are both missing out on some shut-eye.
Being a single parent to an only child means forsaking some friends—but gaining a best one.
My daughter’s daydreams about her future family may be a little offbeat. Works for me—as long as she always follows her heart.
As I see it now, my golden years are likely to be filled with pet doggies and boxed mac and cheese. And I can’t imagine anything better.