Foster Adoption: A Child Survives Against All Odds

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By Diane Ponist Have you ever watched the news or a movie where something terrible happens to a child?  You shake your head and it even brings tears to your eyes seeing and hearing the horrible things that have happened to this child.  You think to yourself I couldn’t imagine what I would do,  I would hurt someone if […]

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Foster Adoption: The Thing They Wanted Most Seems To Be The Most Heartbreaking

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By Diane Ponist With the holidays here our house is  intense with emotion. Most of the children have no idea about what the holidays mean or even who Santa is. Especially when we mention “Santa is watching you”, they give us a concerned look. So we are doing a lot of explaining, emphasizing family importance […]

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My Grown-Up Lettter to Santa

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By: Shannon Ralph Dear Santa: Merry Christmas! It’s been a while. I think the last time I wrote to you was when I was 11 years old. That was the year my dad died and the year before I pestered my mother so much about your existence that she finally yelled at me in a […]

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Spotlight Series: Heather and Angela (Orlando, FL)

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.   TNF: Tell me about your family.  HEATHER: My partner and I have been together for 6 and a half years and are registered domestic partners here in Orlando.  We are not legally married, but we will be as soon as it is […]

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Foster Adoption Series: Holidays With 5 Brand New Family Members Is Bittersweet

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By Diane Ponist Thanksgiving this year in our household was a huge deal. We have 5 brand new members of our family sitting at the table to take part with us for their first time. This is why I wanted a big family, for each of them to appreciate what has happened in their life […]

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Thankful for the Chaos of Parenthood

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By: Shannon Ralph As I am writing this, chaos is reigning supreme in my house. My eight-year-old twins are playing some full-body-contact version of ring-around-the-rosie where every round ends in shrieking and a veritable mountain of skinny arms and legs piled up on the living room rug. My eleven-year-old son is reclined on the couch […]

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Spotlight Series: Maura and Katherine

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.   TNF: Tell me about your family.  MAURA: My name is Maura, my wife is Katherine. We have been together for 15 years, married for almost 11. We were married in 2004 in a beautiful ceremony on the beach in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, […]

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Lesbian Moms And Their Oops Baby

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This past Friday my wife and I did something we said we wouldn’t do. We accepted placement on a sixth child. You know how heterosexual couples are at that point where they have had as many children as they planned and then get accidentally pregnant and have their “oops” baby. This is our oops baby. […]

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Why I Want Pope Francis to Write the Requiem for Gabriel Fernandez, the Boy Slaughtered by His Parents for Appearing Gay  

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There is a story that I have felt compelled to write for three months. I have not written it because I have found it difficult to find the words. I have the words. I have the exact words. I have written them before. The story that has nagged at me is the mourning of Gabriel […]

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Spotlight Series: Kim and Angelica

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.   TNF: Tell me about your family. Are you married? Do you have kids? BOPAH: Hello! We are Kim and Angelica.  Our online family knows us as Bopah- Angelica and Boatie-Kim.  We have 2 sons.  Isaiah who is 14 and Drake who […]

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