adoption

This Family’s Adoption Pictures Will Make Your Day

Blended
When photographer Kate T. Parker's sister and brother-in-law adopted baby Sam, now five months, in February 2014, she knew immediately that she wanted to commemorate the event in a special way. Kate documented the entire adoption process on camera, ending with a stunning series entitled Blended, which chronicles the family welcoming a new baby into... read more

Mama Duggar Admits They May Adopt Baby Number 20!

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With their third grandchild on the way, it's no surprise that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have babies on the brain! The proud parents of 19 revealed their plans to expand their brood even more, and the duo are considering adoption! "We are open to the idea of adoption. We are praying about... read more

Rosie O’Donnell’s Babywearing Shirt Promotes Skin-to-Skin Contact

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If you've read the parenting books -- or seen a few episodes of Grey's Anatomy -- you've probably heard that skin-to-skin contact (a.k.a. kangaroo care) is good for newborns. Holding baby directly to your skin is said to help regulate baby's heart rate, breathing and body temperature; calm and relax both mom and... read more

I Adopted My Kids, and I Am Their Real Mother

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"What about their real mother?" This is a question that many adoptive mothers hear on a regular basis when the subject of their child's adoption is brought up. It's normally never said in the context of hate or maliciousness, but as an adoptive mother I tend to cringe every time I hear it. Why? Because... read more

Parenting According to The Guncles

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You may know Bill Horn and Scout Masterson, “The Guncles,” from Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. They’re the adorably warm couple who, as the first gay parents on reality television, gave the world its first glimpse into what parenting as two dads is really like. Bill and Scout chatted with us candidly about the... read more

I’m Starting IVF — Wish Me Luck

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Hello, Bumpies! Thank you so much for reading this and joining in on my infertility journey. Let's catch you up, shall we? First of all, I'm Melanie. I've been married to Brad for just over a year and while our first year was challenging at times, we faced those challenges together. The largest challenge... read more

Katherine Heigl Adopted Again

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Congratulations to actress Katherine Heigl and singer-songwriter Josh Kelley, who we've just learned adopted a second daughter! The couple already has one daughter, Naleigh, who they adopted from South Korea in 2007. No other details have been released about the second child or the adoption process. Recently, Katherine opened up about Naleigh's adoption, saying,... read more

The Latest Scoop: Should Your Kids See You Naked?

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