My Blended Family

What does your family look like? Below, musings and findings on the ways loved ones transcend cultural obstacles and build their own families.

It's Different for Stepmothers

By Wednesday Martin Ph.D.

Why stepparenting is tougher for women than for men.

Stepfamily Success

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W.

Five common mistakes to avoid.

Creating a Colorblind Family

By Mridu Khullar Relph

When East meets West in a hyperconnected world, is skin color even relevant?

The New Family Unit

By Abbie Goldberg Ph.D.

An in-depth look at research on lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adoptive parents.

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