What I Spent to Adopt My Child

Three families share their adoption stories, illuminating the variety of choices — and costs — involved in the process. By David Dodge. Published Feb. 11, 2020. The New York Times   This piece is part of “The Price of Modern Parenting.” Read about the sandwich generation, caring for aging relatives and out-of-pocket expenses for preterm births. Each adoption process shares the same ultimate purpose: … Continue reading What I Spent to Adopt My Child

Brooklyn Family Found Adopting Teen Costly, Challenging and, Ultimately, Joyous

With help from a New York City nonprofit, Joanne and Chris Wright are settling into life with their son By Anne Kadet Photographs by Anna Watts for The Wall Street Journal Feb. 4, 2020 10:00 am When Joanne Wright decided to adopt a teenage boy with her husband, Chris, she had zero qualms. “Chris had been … Continue reading Brooklyn Family Found Adopting Teen Costly, Challenging and, Ultimately, Joyous

Infants and Teens More Likely to Experience Foster Care Reentry

POSTED JANUARY 12, 2020, BY THE ANNIE E. CASEY FOUNDATION Children who have exited foster care are more likely to return to care if they are infants, in their early teen years or have experienced a group placement before reuniting with their families, according to a new study conducted by the Center for State Child … Continue reading Infants and Teens More Likely to Experience Foster Care Reentry

'Traditional parenting is not going to work'

Taylor Tiamoyo Harris St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Dec 16, 2019 CLAYTON — As Geri Brotherton enters the St. Louis County Courthouse on a Wednesday morning in November, her hands are full and her mind is busy. Her husband, a lawyer and a social worker add to at least seven of her children walking beside her. Two … Continue reading 'Traditional parenting is not going to work'

The Wait: Longing for a child and faced with infertility, couple looks to foster care

By YVONNE WENGER THE BALTIMORE SUN  DEC 12, 2018 | 9:15 AM Without a hint of alarm, the doctor told me to go ahead and sit up on the exam table. The procedure was finished. I stared at the white-and-gray image on the X-ray monitor. The physician tried to gently explain what was wrong with me. Walking back … Continue reading The Wait: Longing for a child and faced with infertility, couple looks to foster care