As we celebrate National Foster Care Month in May, grab some tissues and read the story of Lacey Dunkin, who adopted six (six!) sisters.
At first, we envisioned welcoming a baby into our home. But we soon discovered that adopting older children was right for us.
Serial adopter Angelina Jolie may get most of the press, but she's far from being the only celeb to become a mama through adoption. A slew of stars we love have done the same. Check out our list of fabulous adoptive moms -- and meet their lucky kids.
Adopting a child is such a powerful, emotional experience that it's hard for parents to put it into words. But we got four families -- who adopted in different ways -- to tell us what it's like.
"In some ways, the process of open adoption was incredibly simple. In other, it was far more complicated than we ever imagined."
One thing led to another, and we became -- unexpectedly -- twice-blessed.
When this 20-something, fertile couple decided to adopt a child, they shocked family and friends -- and so did their daughter's birth mom.
This is an adoption story you won't soon forget.
"First-time parent at 41? If this is my midlife crisis, I couldn't have hoped for a sweeter one."
Adoption is just another path to becoming a family. It's time for the rest of the world to catch up and understand that.
Adopting a special needs child can bring challenges to a family but also plenty of joy. One mother describes the emotional journey of adopting her daughter with Spina Bifida from China.
18-year-old Hannah Mongie decided it was best to put her baby boy Taggart up for adoption after the sudden death of her boyfriend.
Think that adoption is incredibly complicated? Here, the tale of one family who got the baby of their dreams.
Marc Hadden and his wife had been wanting to adopt, and suddenly baby Grace was in their arms.
Whether it happened in a hospital delivery room or a government office a half a world away, see how these parents remember their very first meeting with the children who joined their family through adoption.
You can practically feel the love in these powerful photos.
Meet three families who chose open adoption (they keep in touch with the birth mother) and see how they make it work.
Adopting a child from overseas comes with a unique set of challenges. We take you through the requirements of five countries and share the lessons parents learned along the way.
The Internet is LOVING this picture of a 3-year-old celebrating his adoption after 832 days in foster care.
Find out which famous people were raised by adoptive families.
They already had three teenage daughters, but that didn't stop one California couple from adding two more little ones to the mix!
The extraordinary tale of a man who found an abandoned baby in a subway station and ended up with the family of his dreams.
All he wanted to find under the Christmas tree was this. And we all cry along with him as his dreams come true!
A mom surprises her daughters with an epic early Christmas present, tucked under the tree...a brand new baby brother!
This mom is stepping up to the plate in the most amazing way for her friend battling ALS.