adoption

92-Year-Old Proves It's Never Too Late To Adopt

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We love a good adoption story -- a reminder that everyone's road to starting a family is different. And this one is particularly unique. The new mom? Muriel Clayton, a 92-year-old Dallas resident. The adopted daughter? Her 76-year-old cousin, Mary Smith. While the mother-daughter relationship was only made official this week in a Dallas... Read more

Adoption, Pregnancy And Breast Cancer: Stephanie Hosford's Story

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After being diagnosed with breast cancer, 37-year-old Stephanie Hosford decided to go ahead with her plans to finalize an adoption of a little girl from China. Three days after the cancer diagnosis, Hosford learned she was pregnant, and decided to go ahead with that too. "I'm really proud of myself," Hosford tells Cosmopolitan. "I feel... Read more

Giuliana Rancic: 'Adoption is a Beautiful Gift'

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Little man Duke Rancic was certainly a miracle baby for celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill. And they're determined to give him a sibling, even if it's not exactly how they planned. In a recent PEOPLE interview, Giuliana Rancic opened up about the devastating news that their surrogate -- who was pregnant with their... Read more

Surprise! 4-Year-Old Gets Baby Sister for Her Birthday

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Four-year-old Madison is SO EXCITED to be getting a new sibling. "I'm gonna be a sister!" she squeals after opening a framed photo of her soon-to-be-adopted sibling. The new addition to the family doubles as Madison's birthday surprise. Mom Katherine Peck says Madison, also adopted, has been praying for a sister for two years. "I knew I... Read more

Jessa and Ben Seewald's Big Adoption Plans

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Not caught up on your Duggar news? We can't blame you, there are a lot of them to keep track of. On Tuesday night's season nine premiere of 19 Kids & Counting, newly-engaged Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald are just beginning their wedding plans. But in real life, the newlyweds are already on the next step;... Read more

This Family’s Adoption Pictures Will Make Your Day

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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