A Son Tells His Gay Dad , “You Are Not My Mom”

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Although he knows he didn’t mean it, those words hurt Rob Watson, and where his son got the idea hurt almost as much.



In the latest installment of “Love, Recorded,” a car named Kiki gets in an accident. But what really hurts is the crash between the present and the past.

ReMoved: A Viral Short Film That Will Change You


This award-winning short film creates deeper understanding of what life is like for a foster child.

The Ways We Talk, the Ways We Listen


“My brother visits from Korea with his girlfriend, S. If they marry, I will not be the only adoptee in the family to return to Korea and marry a Korean woman.” By Matthew Salesses

Marriage Is a Garden … Ya Dig?!

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An amazing woman shares her simple marriage secret after five years of happiness with her husband, ‘Amazing Grace.’

Meet the Teen Diving Champ With Two Dads

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“When people ask me what it is like to be straight and to have gay parents, I tell them ‘It’s great!’”

A Gay Father’s Experience With Foster Adoption

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Ted Peterson of Next Family and his partner Ian share their experience of becoming foster parents and discuss the scars that can run deep in foster children

Changing Lives: Bringing My Daughter Home From Ethiopia


Paul Steinmetz recalls the journey to adopt his three-year-old daughter from Africa.

‘Pro-Family’ Legislators Kill Bill Protecting Same-Sex Families

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A subcommittee in Virginia’s House of Delegates killed a bill to allow second-parent adoption for children whose parents are not legally married.

“Mom, Why is Everyone Here White?” What My Son Knows About Race That I Didn’t

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Rebecca Carroll was adopted by white parents, and saw the world through their eyes. Now, as the mother of a son who is black, she is seeing the reality of race in a whole new way.

We Adopted Our Son, and Yes, He Has Down Syndrome


Please do not thank Kari Wagner-Peck and her husband for adopting their son. It’s the two of them who are grateful — to him.

In Our Gay Family, Two Little Best Friends Became Brothers

Best friends, best brothers.

Rob Watson and his partner planned to raise a boy and a girl. You know what they say about plans…

The Powers That Beast: What is the Adoptee Voice Worth?

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“Adoptee voices must be included in conversations about adoption. Adoptee voices must be valued.” By Matthew Salesses

The Funniest Things Strangers Said to Us After We Adopted Our Dude

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Garon Wade and his husband Jamie were prepared for their son in 2012. They were not prepared for what strangers had to say.

Love is Thicker Than Blood

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Phillip Chesnut was asked this question by his wife, “If you were sterile and not able to conceive a child, but I could, would you want to utilize a sperm donor or just adopt?” Why was it so difficult for him to answer?

Italy is the Only Country in the World That Russia Will Allow to Adopt Russian Children

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Due to restrictions against same-sex couples, Italy is the only country in the world that can adopt children from Russia.