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When this White Mama Had to Explain Slavery to Her Black Daughter

I met my daughter on a crisp spring evening when a caseworker brought her to our home as our first foster care placement. She was bald, beautiful and so tiny — nearly the size my biological sons were at birth although she was several months old. From the moment she was carried into our home […]

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Milwaukee Celebrates National Adoption Day

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and we are so excited to celebrate in Milwaukee!  In the Courtrooms Families & friends of soon-to-be adopted kids will fill the courtrooms at Milwaukee’s Children’s Court on November 10th as Milwaukee celebrates National Adoption Awareness Month. There will be tears, laughter and lots of pictures taken to capture […]

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Meet Abby

I never wanted to have children. Most people don’t know this about me. I often call myself a hesitant mother. In 2006, I met Beth, my now-wife and she already had a one-year-old little boy. He was almost a deal breaker. I was 22 and didn’t think I could be selfless enough to parent. I […]

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National Adoption Day | Advice from an Adult Adoptee

National Adoption Day 2016 is here and I’m as happy as my four year old wearing her favorite tutu! As I’ve said before, this is a day that I love more than my birthday; today is dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness for children who are living in the foster care system waiting for forever families. Last […]

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