This Mother's Day, we honor a mom whose capacity for love is off the charts.
At the 2013 Women In The World summit, we stumbled upon Elaine DePrince, whose journey through motherhood has included life-affirming highs (watching one her adopted daughters become a rising ballet star) and heart-wrenching lows (enduring the death of two of her nine adopted children). The size of her heart and the strength of her will are things we should celebrate not only this Mother's Day, but every day. Here's her amazing story.
Dr. Sue National Expert in Adoption gives parents tips of how to talk about adoption with their kids
From celebrities to non celebrities, people are adopting children everyday.When you adopt a child, you are giving him or her wonderful gift of a forever home! However with all of the love that you have to offer also comes the responsibility of being willing to discuss their birth parents at some point in their lives. For many parents, this can be a challenging task. It can be even harder for the child.
Adoption is a selfless act but are you selfish if you rule out adoption as a path to motherhood?
Why don't you just adopt they say. Think of all the kids who have no parents who would at least get one. You can bond with a child that does not share your DNA. True but adoption is not an option. It's not about income, passing the home visit with the social worker, or passing the background check. Adoption is a selfless act and a choice to love a child that has no biological tie to you as if they were your own.
In this day and age, it's not uncommon to hear about people having children out of wedlock. However, with Brangelina's recent engagement, people seem unsure of what to think. In the six long years the two have been together, they have become the parents of six children. Though they aren't the first couple to break the love, marriage, then family mold, many people are wondering why they waited so long to tie the knot.
We almost broke up trying to get pregnant, but now we're willing to try anything to have a baby.
After one-and-a-half years of fruitless (and awkward) babymaking sex, we had decided it was time to move forward with Plan B and seek out fertility testing. It was a big step. After all, not so long ago, we had been on the brink of separation, in part because of our frustrated efforts at procreation.
The sweet young couple visited a shelter & left with a new rescue dog! But is it too much, too soon?
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber may be a little young for kids of their own just yet, but last weekend they made a surprise visit to a Winnipeg animal rescue shelter to play with some dogs... and in the process, ended up adopting their very own rescue puppy! Cue the chorus of "awws!"
Take a look at the predictable challenges that come when you welcome a new child into your life...
Friend #1 saw a picture online and thought she looked cute. A bond was felt immediately when she met her for the first time. Her two kids liked her, and that was that. They went to the store and bought a few supplies, and brought her home. There was very little information regarding her background, just knew she was 6 weeks old, but that was OK to Friend #1. Love, support, and commitment would carry the day.