Pets & Animals | Animals

Buster, longest resident at animal shelter, adopted after 232 days

The Greenville Humane Society said Buster, a retriever mix who was at the shelter for 232 days, has been adopted.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Dog named Buster is ‘a little weird,’ but SC shelter knows a family will love him

Buster’s been at the shelter 215 days, and he “may or may not have eaten an entire Kong,” the shelter said.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

The Secrets and the Emotional Cost of the Adoption Industry | The New Yorker

Adoptees reckon with corruption in orphanages, hidden birth certificates, and the urge to search for their birth parents.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Foster dad couldn't bear to break them apart, so he adopted 5 siblings

Robert Carter was traumatized after he was separated from his own brothers and sisters as a little boy.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Adopting a Baby Is Harder Than Ever - The Atlantic

At a glance, America’s shortage of adoptable babies may seem like a problem. But is adoption meant to provide babies for families, or families for babies?

News | Jewish Community

A Chassidic Couple’s Path to Adoption

In spite of our investment in educational efforts, we couldn’t distract ourselves from yearning to have children of our own.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Dog Stops In Woman's Yard For The Sweetest Reason - The Dodo

Kate Howard was on her porch when a dog sat down on her yard and wouldn't leave. She realized that she had fostered the dog, named Winnie, a year earlier.

Family & Parenting | Kid's

Teacher who adopted her former student and his brother eliminates over $48,000 in debt | GMA

Chelsea Haley of Marietta, Georgia, has eliminated a total of $48,683.41 in debt -- the amount she owed in credit cards and student loans with interest.

Family & Parenting | Kid's

Couple adopts 4 siblings from foster care, then welcomes quadruplets | GMA

Can you imagine adopting four siblings from foster care, having a son and then finding out you’re having quadruplets?

Family & Parenting | Kid's

Police officer adopts little girl he comforted while on duty | GMA

This summer, Brian Zach, lieutenant of the Kingman Police Department and his wife Cierra, officially became parents to 4-year-old Kaila.

Family & Parenting | Family & Parenting

Single foster dad adopts five siblings so they can all stay together

Robert Carter grew up in foster care and was separated from his siblings for years. So when he learned the three brothers he was fostering had two sisters, he decided to adopt all five so they could stay together.

News | News

Nurse adopts baby girl after parents didn't visit for 5 months; judge calls it 'destiny'

Boston nurse Liz Smith tried IVF and sperm donation, but they didn't work. She had given up being a mom, until a lonely baby girl came into her life.

Psychology | Personality

The surreal, sad story behind the acclaimed new doc 'Three Identical Strangers'

The incredible true story of triplets separated at birth and reunited years later unfolds in the documentary 'Three Identical Strangers'

Sports | Sports

Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer long wondered if he’s related to JFK. At 72, he learned the truth

Adopted in 1945 and raised in privilege, Palmer never thought too hard about his origins during his legendary MLB career. But his wife’s curiosity led to a discovery.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Michigan men adopt stray dog, puppies at bachelor party

A group of men from Michigan have returned from a bachelor party in Tennessee with a stray dog and her litter of puppies in tow.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Animal Shelter Has Dog Slumber Parties And We're Already Getting The Popcorn

Slumber parties are the best thing ever. Gossip, bad movies, junk food, they're perfect. All they're missing is a dog. Or dogs (plural). Well, a shelter in Atlanta, LifeLine Animal Project, has made this a possibility, offering pajama parties with

Family & Parenting | Families

The missing piece of the puzzle

Sharon, who grew up in Phoenix and now lives in Northern California, started searching for her birth parents when she was a teenager. Her adoptive mother, Joanne Rockoff, had done some research a few years earlier in hopes of finding medical history that