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When Having Your Own Biological Child is Off the Table & There’s No Plan B

Health Columns
Being told that I am infertile is a feeling of being robbed. Regardless of how many children we have already adopted, it hurts when I can’t do both - to just experience what life is supposed to be about. ...
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These parents had a talk with their kids on 9/11 & it gave us all the feels

The kids at Disney World / Provided
Columns
Sadly, what else do you say to a child who also trains often for how to act when their school is under attack? ...
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Two Moms and Six Kids at the Beach: You Can Imagine the Assumptions

Columns
This is happening to biological parents that their kids do not resemble them. I feel bad for all interracial or blended families that happen to like to do fun things with their kids. ...
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Setting the Record Straight: One Mom’s Advice for Other Foster Parents

Columns
Now that our journey through the foster and adoption process has been completed, I would like to set a few things straight. There a few things that I personally have been keeping in, just for the sake of argument. ...
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Serenity is the Sweetest Word: Embracing Our Heart Heritage

Photo: Diane Ponist
Columns
We were worried that emotional issues would brew with hearing about two of our biological siblings and wondering about their own biological families even more. When it seems that it was quite the opposite. ...
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A Birth Story: We All Have One, But Do We All Know It?

Diane-Kristin Ponist Facebook
Columns
How do you console a baby that only knows you, but must subconsciously know that he was alone right after birth? ...
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Puzzle Pieces: Becoming the Family We Were Always Meant to Be

Diane Pontist and her family.
Columns
People throw around two misconceptions about foster parents that are LGBT. Either you are doing it for money or you’re doing it because you do not want to pay to be able to carry your own child. ...
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