Queerly Beloved

How Two Queer Adults Created a Family by Adopting Each Other

Laura and Lucy Power decided to be the child and mother that the other had always wanted. They read vows at an adoption ceremony, got matching tattoos, and even changed their surnames.
Sarah Burke

The Same Party Attacking Abortion Rights Plans to Cut the Adoption Tax Credit

Under the current law, families who adopt qualify for a one-time adoption tax credit of up to $13,570 per eligible child, but the Republican-backed tax plan would eliminate that.
Kimberly Lawson

'BoJack Horseman' Offers One of the Best Portrayals of Adoptees on TV

In its fourth season, Netflix’s "BoJack Horseman" tackles adoption with nuance and a characteristic knack for bucking stereotypes.
Michelle Delgado

ACLU Sues Michigan For Allowing Anti-LGBT Adoption Discrimination

Even though Michigan has 13,000 children in need of foster homes, adoption agencies are allowed to turn away LBGT families for religious reasons.
Diana Tourjée

What It's Like to Be a Foster Mom When You're Only 23

Eighty percent of foster carers in the UK are above 45. But for a small minority in their early 20s and 30s, taking a child into their homes has been the best decision of their lives.
Lucy Draper

Stolen at Birth: The Painful Legacy of Australia's Forced Adoption Policy

The institutionalized theft of babies from unwed mothers-to-be began in the 1950s, when it was considered the ideal solution to two pressing social issues.
Laila Tyack
Broadly Meets

Australian Actress Brenna Harding on Same-Sex Parenting Rights and Female Collectives

Broadly sits down with Puberty Blues actor Brenna Harding to talk activism and the power of female collectives.
Broadly Staff
mental health

'Regret, Panic, and Loneliness': The Women Battling Post-Adoption Depression

For new adoptive mothers, the realization of a long-held dream can turn sour, fast.
Felicity Monk

'I Am Not an Incident. I'm a Little Girl': Adoptees Share Art and Pain

What it feels like to be a skeleton in another woman's closet.
Lydia Faithfull

Hetero-Sex Obsessed Judge Quits After Removing Child from Lesbian Moms

Judge Scott Johansen retired after inciting national criticism for a ruling to remove a child from their gay foster parents. We spoke with experts to understand how such bigoted beliefs can invade the legal system.
Diana Tourjée