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Foster Care and the Opioid Crisis: This is What It Looks Like in Real Life

A couple in West Virginia—the epicenter of the opioid crisis—became parents to four children thrown into foster care because of their parents' drug addiction. They are just one family bringing attention to an issue that's plaguing the country. HLN's Lynn Smith dives into the story.
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Please Stop Calling My Adopted Daughter ‘Lucky’

After I brought my daughter home, people kept telling me how fortunate she was to have me as a parent. I know they meant well, but that narrative is far from the truth, and here’s why.
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My Harrowing TSA Experience Reminded Me What it Means to Have a Child Who Doesn't Look Like Me

My daughter, now 6, and I had traveled several times before and never had an issue. But on this particular trip, the TSA agent uncomfortably questioned my little girl, who I adopted at birth. She was too scared to even answer. And when I vented on social media, I wasn't expecting other moms to be so insensitive.
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I Was a Kid in Foster Care, Now I'm Advocating for a Better System

Cassidy Littleton first entered the foster care system when she was 11 years old. Now a 20-year-old college student, she's meeting with senators in Washington D.C. to campaign for foster care reform. Here, she shares her story.
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Adopting a Son of a Different Race Opened My Eyes to the Foster Care System

I was already a mom of six when my husband and I adopted a child outside of our race—and I found out many families wouldn’t do the same. I hope my adoption journey will change their minds.
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Books About Adoption for Kids

These children's adoption books for parents are full of easy-to-understand lessons in family dynamics, touching stories of love, and adorable characters to help kids understand what it means to be adopted.
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Celebrity Moms Who Adopted

Serial adopter Angelina Jolie may get most of the press, but she's far from being the only celeb to become a mama through adoption. A slew of stars we love have done the same. Check out our list of fabulous adoptive moms -- and meet their lucky kids.
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