Video: Lesbian Moms Give Tips For Traveling on Planes With Kids

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By Brandy Black We received a question from one of our viewers asking for tips on plane travel with kids.  Don’t do it!  We joke but I’m actually a firm believer that you should continue your patterns of travel.  Even though it’s tough for us with 3 kids, we do it as often as possible. […]

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Same-Sex Couples in Alabama React To Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Marriage Equality

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By: Alice Ollstein BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA — For a few short weeks, the marriage of Ellen Dossett and Ann Wade was recognized by the state of Alabama. Then, suddenly, they weren’t so sure. A ruling Tuesday night by the state Supreme Court halting same-sex marriages has plunged the couple — who have been together nearly 30 […]

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No School? Over 60 Things To Do At Home With Sick Kids

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By Carrie Goldman Presenting Portrait of an Adoption’s most amazing list of activities to do at home with sick kids.  Thank you to all my awesome readers who sent in their favorite ways to comfort and entertain sick kiddos. Here are over 60 fun ideas for you. Enjoy! Listen to audio books while cuddled under […]

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Psychology Today Will No Longer Advertise Ex-Gay Therapy

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On Wednesday, March 7, Psychology Today, a magazine and website that offers over 80,000 mental health professional profiles, announced they will no longer advertise therapists that offer conversion therapy as the “gay cure.” The day before, Charles Frank, who runs the organization’s directory of therapists told The Huffington Post that, “We take care not to sit in judgment of others […]

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Our Experience With Foster Care/Adoption Training

Jillian Lauren

By Jillian Lauren Scott and I spent the last two weekends getting our foster care training certificate through a private agency called Five Acres. The Five Acres mission is to provide safety, well-being and permanency to children and families in crisis. We were inspired in part by the journey of our friends Shawna Kenney and […]

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Spotlight Series: Dylan – Single Dad

TNF: How did you start your family? DYLAN: I was married to my ex-wife for six years. We had gotten married right after I graduated from boot camp in 2008. A year later my daughter Hayden was born. I separated from my ex-wife during my first deployment to Afghanistan, and then when I got back to the […]

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Spotlight Series: Justin and Brett

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TNF: Tell me about your family. JUSTIN: Brett and I are the proud parents to 6 month old twins Jordyn and Sawyer born through surrogacy. We were blessed with two very special friends who offered, one as surrogate and the other as our egg donor. We have been together for going on 6 years and […]

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