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Should we Consider a Day to Celebrate Non-Parents?

I recently heard the terms “non-Mother’s Day” and “non-Father’s Day.” My initial reaction was confusion. I have been thinking about it since Mother’s Day is behind us and Father’s Day is quickly approaching. What does this really mean?

I believe these terms were meant for us to take a moment to consider the people who are childfree. Ther...

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No Jews Allowed

When I read about the passage of House Bill 3859, I was transported back in time – but not, as you might expect, to the 1950s. The Texas House approved this throwback bill, sanctioning faith-based adoption agencies, and foster care agencies, to turn away whomever they choose to, based on religious grounds. Essentially, that translates into most of us – the vast majority of ...

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A Legacy of Life Lessons From My Mother

I lost my mother in 1986. She was 57 years old. She had fought a long battle, that began with a breast cancer diagnosis. Mom was cancer free for five years, and went in for a checkup. We all thought she looked great, but the news was not good. The cancer had metastasized to her bones. She would die two years later....

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Family Building: Domestic Newborn Adoption and Gestational Surrogacy

by Marni Denenberg, J.D., B.A.

I started working in the family building field over ten years ago, first in the field of private, newborn infant adoption, and now in the field of gestational surrogacy. Within a few weeks of working at the surrogacy agency I received a call from a family considering both private adoption and surrogacy. They...

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