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Watching Life through the Eyes of an Adopted Child

When our newly adopted children experienced ice cream, car seats and bubble baths for the first time, I realized that their journey would be one of profound new beginnings.

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Everything You Need to Know About Fostering Animals

Thinking about bringing a furry family member into your life? Fostering a pet from a shelter or rescue organization may be the perfect way to ease into pet parenthood. Not only do you get to experience caring for a pet…

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8 Things You Can Do to Support Adoptive Moms

“The adoption process is challenging, and it can be confusing at times how to support those moms who are going through or have gone through that process. Here are some supportive ways you can help.”

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The Other Parent: Second Parent Adoption

“Learning that my parental status is completely optional to our legal system is a bag of emotions that I’ll be lugging around for the rest of my life.”

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Where to Adopt a Pet in San Diego

We’ve rounded up 8 local rescue organizations where you can adopt your very own furry (or feathered!) friend. Read on to find your new best pal.

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Where to Adopt a Dog Now in Los Angeles

See the precious pups looking for a “furever” home.

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The One Question We Knew We’d Have to Answer Eventually

“Here it was—a few days before Mother’s Day—my little boy wanted to know where his mother was.”

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11 Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Tis the season for giving so why not give a gift that gives back to the community or a family in need?

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FAO Schwarz Is Back! Inside New York City’s Favorite Toy Store

The more than 150-year-old brand debuted its new location on November 16 to much fanfare (and fans), and we were there. Read on for the inside scoop.

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Walmart Expands Maternity and Paternity Leave

Along with other incentives, the big box retailer is taking a big step towards making it easier to parent.

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This Is What Gloria Estefan Taught Me About Becoming an Adoptive Mom

As an adoptive mother of three, I have refined my personal practice of grappling with despair. Even 30 years later, after hearing Gloria Estefan’s “Get On Your Feet” in my elementary school gym class, the song has become a mantra…

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PetSpace Is Now Open and It’s Doggone Amazing

More than just the best new pet adoption place in town, this new space is learning lab, meet & greet center and interactive pet hub.

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Relax, Rescue & Shop at the New Kitty Catfe

Whether you’re looking to adopt a new furry friend or just want to come in and browse an assortment of cat-themed gifts and play with the kitties, the Kitty Catfe is your one stop shop for all things cat.

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When an Adoptee Adopts

Photo: Joy Osmanski
The first time I met my son’s mother, she was pushing, hard.
The epidural had worn off long ago and her mouth was a straight line, her eyes closed. The room hummed with the noises of medical…

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Now Wagging: America’s First Dog Cafe

Looking to adopt, foster or just spend some playtime with a puppy? The new Dog Cafe in Silverlake is the perfect place to sip, relax, play and save a pup!

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Six Purrrfect Places to Adopt a Family Pet

If your little animal lover has been (not-so-subtly) dropping hints for a furry sibling, we’ve rounded up six pet adoption centers full of animals in need of love.

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Kid’s Best Friend: Top Spots to Adopt a Family Pet

If you’re ready to get a family pet but don’t know where to start, read on. We’ve rounded up six local adoption centers and animal shelters that are must-visits.

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Now Open: Adopt & Shop

If your kiddos are constantly begging you for a furry new friend there’s no better place to visit than LA’s newest (and biggest) humane pet adoption & retail center.

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