"Was this why I could never shake that lonely gnawing in my belly when I was growing up? Was she the reason?"
"To everyone else, we looked like the perfect family. No one outside our home knew what we knew."
"The ten plus years I knew her were magic," the Broadway star said in a tribute to her "Mamalynn."
"The longer we waited, the more anxious I became. If we didn’t tell her soon, I feared it could do lasting damage to our family."
"As I was taken from my birth mother’s arms and placed at a nearby train station, I became a statistic ― another baby uprooted by the country’s one-child policy."
There are some key differences between the experiences of adopted and donor-conceived kids, but one thing remains the same: They should know about their origins.
Some adoptive, surrogate and queer parents are able to nurse their babies by inducing lactation.
A 40-year-old law enacted to keep Indigenous families together is in danger of being overturned, resurfacing America's ugly legacy of separation.
Today’s open adoptions differ from the primarily closed adoptions of previous generations, and they entail unique challenges and opportunities for birth and adoptive parents.