When You Know Who Your Family Is, Even If You Look Different Than Others

You’ll forgive my cousin. She’s a little weepy today. Her Facebook feed popped up one of those anniversary photos that remind you where you were a year ago. What a photo. What a year. Amanda and her husband, Adam, were in Ethiopia. Meeting their son for the first time. In person, that is. They met him in their hearts years before. So, you might want to make this “What a three years!” Ask anyone who has adopted, Dear Reader. They’ll

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Apple’s Siri Calls Ambulance For Baby And Saves Her Life

A grateful mother in Australia is giving huge props to Siri and her iPhone for helping to save her baby’s life. Stacey Gleason knew her one-year-old daughter, Giana, had been sick, so she was keeping a close eye on her. As she looked at the baby monitor from the other room, she became very concerned, so she dashed in her daughter’s room only to see her turning blue. In her panic, Stacey tells 7News that she dropped her iPhone. What

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Total Joy As Girl Gets American Girl Doll With Prosthetic Leg-Just Like Hers

You want to see pure joy? Watch what happens when 10-year-old Emma Bennett gets an American Girl Doll that has a prosthetic leg just like hers. Little girls around the world long for an American Girl Doll that looks like them.  That usually means matching skin color, their eyes, their hair. And there are all sorts of varieties. But the company doesn’t make a doll with a prosthetic leg. Emma’s mom set out on a mission to make her daughter’s dream

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Daughter Surprises Stepdad With Petition For Adoption

I’ve never been one for family labels like stepdad, half-this, kinda that. Adoption instantly changes a lot of that language. Something tells me a young woman named, Misty Knight, knows exactly what I’m talking about. Misty’s bio dad has never really had anything to do with her. Meanwhile, her mom married a great man named, Ryan, who has raised her, loved her, been her dad since she was 5 years old. He’s always wanted to adopt Misty. She’s wanted it.

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New Parents Surprise Family With Adopted Daughter

Talk about the ultimate baby announcement! Banks and Lacey Farris rolled video as they introduced their newborn adopted daughter to friends and family. Lacey tells People Magazine that they had been through a long infertility journey and had one adoption fall through. Once the adoption for baby Finley was in motion, they decided they would keep the news to themselves until they actually had their baby girl in their arms. Once she was, they went on tour, capturing the magic

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Single Dad And Daughter Bond Over Braiding Hair

Braiding hair probably is not at the top of most dad’s “To Do” list. Yet, it’s a skill that became increasingly important to Phil Morgese of Daytona Beach, Florida. He tells CBS News that he was good at the guy stuff, but wanted to be able to create a style that pleased his young daughter, Emma. It game them a great way to bond and now Morgese is teaching other dads how to do the same. This story is dedicated

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Goose Asks Cop For Help When Gosling Gets In Trouble

This is the Mother Goose kind of story you don’t hear everyday. At least Cincinnati police officer James Givens says this wasn’t a regular day at the office for him. He was sitting in his police cruiser when a goose came pecking at his car. At first, Officer Givens didn’t think much of it. Except the mama bird wouldn’t let up. She kept pecking, walking away, and coming back for more pecking. Officer Givens decided to follow the goose’s lead to

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Foster Kids Celebrate Their Adoptions On Instagram

You’ll be hard-pressed to find something more heartwarming today than foster kids celebrating their adoptions. I stumbled across a wonderful Instagram feed called Together We Rise that features awesome images of these wonderful kids. One shot shows how many days they’ve been in foster care. The next announces the completion of their adoption. As someone who adopted an older kid, these posts just make my heart sing. Our family came together through marriage, not foster care. Still, just knowing the

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Dad Takes Toddler Daughter Surfing On His Back

  Here’s an adorable video I found on the I Love Surfing Facebook page. There’s not a lot of information. The caption just says, “What happens when it’s mom’s day off and your dad is a kick ass surfer!” I know all the hyper-safety nuts will go nuts. Where’s the little girl’s floaties? What if she falls off? Seems like dad and daughter have this one down. I know my brother, sister and I learned to swim in the ocean

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Cutie Actor Chris Pratt Teaches His Son To Fish In Adorable Video

As if you needed more reason to have a crush on actor Chris Pratt. You know him from “Parks and Recreation,” In real life he’s married to hilarious actress Anna Faris and together they have a three-year-old little boy, named Jack. Clearly, one of Chris’ favorite roles is being a dad. He posted this adorable video to his Instagram account where he’s teaching his on to fish. The video and the caption together make my heart melt. How about you?

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