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.

A Dad Asks, ‘Do I Love My Adopted Child as Much as Birth Parents Love Their Kids?’

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If a friend told you, “Even you know that an adopted child will never feel the same as one you gave birth to,” what would you say? Here is one dad’s answer.

You’re Projecting It Onto Us White People!

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Matthew Salesses on the dilemma of how to talk about adoption without hurting loved ones.

Tearing Pages Out of Textbooks is Not Censorship?

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Knowledge enlightens and empowers people and is an essential building block of civilization. Censorship prevents knowledge and narrows the mind.

“Your Kids are So Lucky to Have You” — Really?

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Like many foster care/adoptive parents, blogger Christopher Thangaraj heard the “compliment” uttered many times. It never sat well with him. Here is why.

Teach Children About Adoption, Before Releasing Them On The Playground

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Rachael Quinn Egan asks us to learn and teach our children well about Adoption this November, National Adoption Awareness Month.

A Dad Gets a New Perspective on Family When He Talks to a Teen Who Deeply Wants One

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Dad Rich Valenza founded an organization to help find homes for foster kids. One day he met a 15 year old who made him feel needed more than ever, a boy who still needs the home of his dreams.

A Dad Sounds Off on the Christian Grandma Advocating Homophobic Books for Teens

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An Illinois Grandmother citing “Christian Values” proposed book plots such as one about the joy a birdie experiences when her two dads are killed and she is assigned to opposite sex parents. A dad addresses her in an open letter.

Modern Love: A Father’s Love for His Unborn Son

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Darrick Rizzo tells the story of giving his baby up for adoption.

“Two and a Half Men” Gay Adoption Plot: A Good Laugh or Just Laughable?

“Two and a Half Men” Gay Adoption Plot: A Good Laugh or Just Laughable?

Brent Almond argues that an upcoming gay adoption subplot on the popular CBS sitcom is an insulting dismissal of the reality of same-sex adoption in the United States.