This is an excerpt from the Sean O’Donnell book Which One of You is the Mother? It is about the day that the son Sean imagined became real, never to leave his dad’s life again.
Some parents take nine months, some going through agencies, take years. For dads Duke and Steve, the wait to be parents could be measured in minutes. Here is their story.
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.
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.
Like many foster care/adoptive parents, blogger Christopher Thangaraj heard the “compliment” uttered many times. It never sat well with him. Here is why.
Outside the weather was frightful for this pair of dads. They showed up for a special needs infant, and within them the love burned bright. Here is their story.
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.
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.
In response to Deb Stone’s May 12 essay on foster care, Jaquel Pitts shares his successes after 14 years as a foster child.
Beating the system: Festus Ohan’s story shines through the stereotypes.
This award-winning short film creates deeper understanding of what life is like for a foster child.
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
An Ohio family “returned” their adopted son after nine years. Brent Almond takes issue with that.
The inspirational story of one young boy who had to beg for a parent. Davion Navar Henry Only, a 15-year-old orphan who has spent his entire life in foster care, said the following to more than 300 people at Florida St. Marks Missionary Baptist Church: “I’ll take anyone. Old or young, dad or mom, black, […]