For Dese’Rae and Fel, becoming parents came with unexpected complications, including the financial burden of getting pregnant using donated genetic materials, constant questioning of their parentage, and ultimately, a degrading adoption process. Now, they and their two kids hope to inspire the legal changes needed to help all families using donated genetic material.
With the latest attacks on women's reproductive rights, I’ve become an unwitting pawn in this political chess game.
The reunion was sparked by a granddaughter who took a DNA test and got a list of relatives.
There was no debate or explanation as to why the bill was withdrawn from the state's GOP-dominant Senate.
Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapids was handling 1,159 cases as of February.
The "Today Show" host said her older daughter, Haley Joy, is marching around saying, "I'm a big sister!"
My parents successfully passed me off as a dark-skinned Italian for 19 years of my life.
Under the proposed law, denied applicants wouldn't be able to sue an agency for damages if faith was cited as a reason.
Faith-based agencies will no longer be able to cite religious objections in turning away couples or individuals under a new legal settlement.
The end of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 will make it easier for non-Native parents to adopt Native American children.
Most people look at a child’s adoption as a beautiful thing, but rarely see the birth parents in a positive light.
The discussion surrounding international adoption has evolved since we adopted our twins a quarter century ago.
"I’m who I am supposed to be.”
The number of children in foster care has increased by 10 percent in the past five years.
National Adoption Awareness Month minimizes individual experiences of adoptees and masks the deeper systemic problems that keep the practice in existence.
Rob Scheer and his husband fostered and adopted four kids. Here's how their "forever family" is educating others.
As a survivor of child abuse, Rob Scheer is in the unique position of understanding the trauma his children experienced.
IVFML hosts Simon Ganz and Anna Almendrala discuss why this common adoption question hurts infertile couples.
These adorable (and adoptable) doggies took over a New York Fashion Week runway.
Why was I expected to prove that I could be -- and was -- a good parent?