This heirloom bridges the past with the future, connecting my daughter to our family in profound, unexpected ways.
How can single parents find the time to get everything done without feeling overwhelmed?
When children ask about a "missing spouse," how should single parents answer?
I just came home with my new baby and I'm already feeling overwhelmed. How am I supposed to do all of this by myself?
A recent "adventure vacation" I took with my daughter brought back memories of the scariest leap of all — becoming a single mom.
How do you break bad news about job loss, illness, or divorce to the birth parents in an open adoption relationship?
My daughter was two when I first met her at the orphanage in Russia. I knew nothing about the first years of her life, and she has no conscious memories of that time—but an elaborate fantasy life that she cultivated gave me a glimpse into how she may have experienced her early years.
There is an irrevocable moment when you become a parent, an instant when the idea of your child enters your heart forever.
I've reached a point in life where both my young daughter and my aging mother depend on me. Can I afford to be fragile?
Double the pleasure—or double trouble?
Looking back at her sometimes difficult transition to family life, a mom describes learning to take care of herself as well as her daughter.
How to find an adoption support group that suits your family.
After adopting in mid-life, I found I welcomed the role of single parent. Perhaps this is because I can deal only with one big relationship at a time, and my daughter takes up all the room.
Hugging our new dog, my daughter learns that no matter what the behavior, our family is forever.
Ronny Diamond discusses fantasy play in adopted children. In this case, a single mother worries about the imaginary “father” her daughter talks about.
As she prepares for the adoption of her third child, the author knows it is not just she who must be ready, but also the 9-year-old girl she's fallen in love with.
Yes, solo parenting is hard work. But the freedom is good, too.
As more singles and gay and lesbian couples are becoming parents by way of adoption, their children may face questions from their schoolmates or tough class projects. Here's how families thrive.