We Are Family

Doyin Richards on June 05, 2014

What Father’s Day Means To Me

Daddy Babywearing Beach

Rewind to December 2009. My wife was 11 weeks pregnant, and I was going to be a dad for the first time. In June of 2010 (ironically, the due date was a day before Father’s Day) I was going to meet the baby boy or girl that I was already completely in love with…and then…Continue reading

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Christina Soletti on November 19, 2013

We are Family: The Lowmillers Meet their Daughter

Lowmiller Daughter

It was a warm and sunny day in October when my husband and I met our daughter for the first time. I was certain I would burst with excitement as we drove the hour commute from our home to the home of her foster parents’.  I was giddy as I spoke with Brian about what…Continue reading

Christina Soletti on November 18, 2013

We are Family: B’s Story– An Open Adoption

In the Ergobaby

I met my sweetheart, Nate, in 2001. I fell  head over heels in love with him.  We dated for a while before he finally got down on one knee and begged asked me to marry him in 2003. I obliged and four short months later we were doing the below. Making a run for it! We spent…Continue reading

Christina Soletti on November 12, 2013

We are Family: The Lowmillers

daddy and his 7

My family story starts with a single mother of a sweet boy.  When my son Zane was 14 months old I found myself suddenly parenting solo.  During that 3 year journey I never gave up hope that I would have a loving husband that would desire to grow a family with me.  I knew in…Continue reading

Jamie Lynn Grumet on November 06, 2013

Adoption: Bonding through Connection

Samuel & Jamie

Attachment Parenting has been in the news for the past year, but in reality it is the most basic and oldest “style” of parenting in the world. In current culture, “Attachment Parenting” has been promoted in the adoption community by adoption specialists for years. Adoption specialists have promoted baby and child wearing to help foster…Continue reading

Sandra Telep on November 29, 2012

We Are Family: Second Parent Adoption

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The number of LGBT parents in this country is growing – and many people in the LGBT community have become parents through adoption. When looking into adoption as a path to parenthood LGBT people examine the same choices as straight parents do: domestic agencies, international adoption, foster care with possibility to adopt. The difference is…Continue reading

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Christina Soletti on November 28, 2012

We Are Family: Jude’s Journey

Jude

I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to be mom to three little ones. Two came from my body, where they grew inside me, heard my voice and knew how I moved. I ‘wore’ them for 40 weeks before I ever saw their faces. My third child I met in an orphanage in Ethiopia. The…Continue reading

Henry Amador on November 14, 2012

We Are Family: One of Those Days

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The kind of day that makes you look back at your life, your decisions, your choices, your actual role in the creation of your destiny. September 8th 2011 was the day we got a very long awaited call.  It was our fostering agency letting us know that we were officially, finally, licensed foster parents. That chapter in…Continue reading

Christina Soletti on November 14, 2012

We Are Family: Joseph’s Journey

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When my husband and I started feeling the tug on our hearts to start a family, we couldn’t shake the feeling that God was nudging us to add children to our family through adoption, specifically international adoption. We had no idea to where to begin. Where were we supposed to adopt? Every country has different…Continue reading

Christina Soletti on November 07, 2012

We Are Family: Nathan’s Journey

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I knew at age 19 that getting pregnant would not be an easy task. What should have been a routine appendectomy ended up costing me a fallopian tube. Not to mention the fact I had suffered from PCOS pretty much since the onset of puberty. So when I married my high school sweetheart at 23,…Continue reading

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