day : 05/01/2016 2 results

Birth dads still fighting for bigger role in adoption process

BY LESLIE MANN Chicago Tribune You don't venture far into the world of adoption before you hear the word "triad." Picture a triangle with the adoptee at one corner, adoptive parents at another and the biological, or birth, mother at the third. But, wait - someone's missing ... The birth father. Too often, the birth father dangles from the birth mother's corner. Sometimes he doesn't even know she's pregnant. Adoption has evolved from the pre-WWI "taking in" of ...

Mommy resolutions for the new year

Our son turned 2 years old late last year. That brought on a lot of fun, new discoveries and of course some challenges. 2016 will be another year of exploration, bonding and learning as he grows. The following are my resolutions as the mom of an independent toddler. It's Potty Time Now that he is 2 years old. It's time for our little man to learn some new habits. The biggest one being potty training. We bought a training potty, pull up diapers and are waiting for the magic to happen. ...