In this personal essay, a single dad shares the story of the night he met his daughter in China.
A single mother who’s adopting a boy from foster care seeks advice on a challenging older child adoption adjustment. Parents who have adopted older children respond.
What do we teach our children, and what are the born knowing?
At nine, my daughter is becoming aware of the many ways in which the world is unjust, and is doing her part to promote fairness where she can.
"What do I need to know about adding to my family?"
Five years ago, I walked my daughter to her first day of school. We've both evolved in many ways since that morning, and more adventures surely lie ahead.
"How do I do this alone?" Single parent expert Lee Varon answers.
I am the white, single mother of an eight-year-old Asian girl, whom I adopted when she was six days old. As you can imagine, I have given a lot of thought to "the daddy question."
As my daughter grows up, a typical, American kid, we are free to imagine only happy endings for the family she left behind.
Books can help our children make sense of their own stories. They may have questions about things they don’t feel like talking about: being adopted, being raised by a single parent, being raised by gay or lesbian parents.
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 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.
I had been a hard-driving reporter and happily single. But now, I was ready for something more.
I want my active daughter to know it's OK to play sports and be physically strong. I'm just not the best example of that athletic ideal.
How you respond to questions about your "single parent" status depends on who's asking...
You saved and scrimped for your adoption. Now, you’re raising a child on one income.
Answers to your parenting questions.
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?"
I don't always know how our racial differences affect my daughter. But I know that having a role model of the same race has been a blessing for her — and for me.