A Dad Speaks About Adoption and the Amazing Power of Nurture

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A dad who adopted his son observes the difference between children of nature and the children of nurture. He likes what he sees.

How a Dad Got the Kid Who Already Lived in His Heart

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Sean O’Donnell had two great desires, one to eat a lot of donuts and the other to become a dad. Here is how one of those, the most important one, came true.

Flip the Script: An Adoption Video

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Several adoptees provide their personal views on adoption and stress the importance of having their voices heard as part of the conversation.

Adam Chandler Crawford: Everything Changes

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Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]

The Dads Who Sought to Adopt Hard-to-Place Kids and Why They Did It

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Stories of kids at risk for suicide and susceptible to bullying touched the hearts of these two dads. They resolved to do something about it — to create a home.

You Really Think You Know What You Would Do?

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An Armenian woman abandoned her child with Down Syndrome. Why are we so sure she had a choice?

Meeting My Birth Mother For The First Time

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The next stop on Tom Andriola’s search: meet his birth mom.

How Can Asian America Ever Be Represented in (White) American Media?

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Matthew Salesses offers an adoptee’s take on ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and explains the hope that comes with seeing someone like yourself in a leading role.

Adoption and Trauma

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Tom Andriola on surviving trauma as an adoptee.

Meeting My Birth Father For The First Time

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Tom Andriola prepared himself as much as he could, but that didn’t save him from being nervous for seeing his birth father for the first time.

One Family, Two Dads, Three Languages

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Writer Jason Howe lives in a home rich with bilingualism and multiculturalism. He shares about the complexities and benefits these bring to his life and his family.

How a Dad Survived His Sense of AIDS Crisis Doom to Become an Award Winning Father

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Kergan lived through the grief and fear of the AIDS Crisis. Rather than being suppressed he took his life experiences and channeled them into becoming a great dad. Corinne Lightweaver interviews him about his experience.

3 Obnoxious Things People Say to Adoptive Parents

Receiving sticker therapy and playing doctor like any regular parent. Photo courtesy of Jenelle Geransky.

Please. Just stop.

8 Things Gay Dads Don’t Want to Hear

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There are eight comments and questions that Henry Amador-Batten gets as a gay dad that drive him crazy. Here is why.

How Two Little Boys Brought Their New Dads Greater Acceptance and a Sense of Wonder

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Ted and Xavier struggled with the rejection of their families over their relationship. Two little brothers changed that and gave them a more appreciative view of life. Here is their story.

How I Earned the Privilege of Being Called Mommy

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Kari Wagner-Peck’s love has no limitations. And thankfully, neither does her son’s.