The Bare Essentials of Gay Adoption

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes a real man to be a daddy.” – Anonymous One of my earliest memories is with my dad, snuggled against his chest and rocking back and forth in his brown corduroy recliner. I remember the squeaks it made on the back...

Birth Fathers’ Rights in New York

It’s not uncommon for children to be born out of wedlock. In fact, it’s becoming more and more frequent in today’s world. Reports show that about two-fifths of children are born to unmarried mothers. Unmarried birth parents present a difficult obstacle in the adoption...

Part 2: Myths about Adoptive Moms

The same way we respect the biological mothers and family, the same must be done for the adoptive moms and family. She too can be judged and asked questions along the lines of, “why did they adopt there?” and endure comments on the appearance of her child such as,...

A Life-Changing Decision: Amy Hammack

“Living an experience is to know it. For the birth mother, however, living the experience and understanding the totality of the experience may take a lifetime journey.” — Donna Portuesi, from  “Impact of the Birthmother’s Experience, Then and Now” You’re...

Part 1: Myths About Birth Moms/Parents

Shows and movies often portray a dramatized view of the world. So much so, that it can be hard to distinguish what is real and what isn’t. The misconceptions about adoption and the whereabouts of the birth mother may lead to questions such as, “why did she relinquish...

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