Adoption Stories

Like pregnancy and birth, no two adoption stories are the same. Read our reader stories about the trials and triumphs of parents who have adopted.

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Sandra Bullock Asks People to Stop Saying 'Adopted Child,' and I Applaud Her

If you're a mom by adoption, you'll be ready to fist bump Sandy, too. If you aren't, you may want to take notes on how to properly address someone who is.

Mom Learns Her 2 Adopted Kids Are Biological Siblings: 'They Were Meant to Find Each Other'

Katie Page, of Parker, Colorado, says she couldn't ignore the similarities between her son and daughter when she took them in one year apart.

Baby Abandoned at Airport 33 Years Ago Finds His Birth Parents, Only to Learn His Mother Died

"I have found my birth father and siblings on both sides, who were all unaware of my existence," Steven Hydes (aka "Gary Gatwick") wrote on Facebook.

What Adopting My Daughter With Cerebral Palsy Taught Me About Being Strong

One mommy blogger shares her struggles with fertility, the painful loss of family, and what it means to be a mother to a child with special needs.

More Adoption Stories

I Found Out I was Adopted From a DNA Test

Jessica* always suspected her mom wasn't telling the truth about her birth story, but it wasn't until she took an at-home DNA test that she had proof. A year later, her biological mother reached out.

Adopting a Son of a Different Race Opened My Eyes to the Foster Care System

I was already a mom of six when my husband and I adopted a child outside of our race—and I found out many families wouldn’t do the same. I hope my adoption journey will change their minds.

One Mom's Open Adoption Story

"In some ways, the process of open adoption was incredibly simple. In other, it was far more complicated than we ever imagined."