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Virginia Mom of 3 Says Her 'Purpose in Life' Was to Grant Best Friend's Dying Wish to Look After Her 6 Children

Originally posted 08/11/2016 12:30PM

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The Bachelor's Michelle Money on Heartbreaking 'Grieving Process' After Placing Son for Adoption

Originally posted 08/08/2016 04:00PM

After finding out she was pregnant at 15, former The Bachelor contestant Michelle Money made the difficult decision to place her son for adoption – and while she doesn't regret her choice, that hasn't made it any easier.

"The hardest part was loving him so much when I gave birth to him and feeling that love after having carried him for 9 months," Money tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I didn't even know what I was getting myself into, but once I went through the birthing experience and held him in my arms and loved him so much ... it was a lot of emotion to deal with at such a young age."

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Facebook Helps Adopted Woman Battling Cancer Reconnect with Her Birth Mom, 35 Years Later

Originally posted 08/01/2016 10:20PM

  With the help of Facebook, Kate-Madonna Hindes finally tracked down the woman who gave her life.

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Pittsburgh Steelers' Artie Burns Opens up About Adopting His Two Younger Brothers After His Mom's Death

Originally posted 07/01/2016 02:35PM

Artie Burns had just turned 21 when his healthy, 44-year-old mom collapsed without warning. Burns rushed to be by her side at the hospital, just in time to say goodbye.

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Meet the Man Who Has Helped 2,100 Families (and Counting!) Afford Adoption: 'Every Child Deserves a Family'

Originally posted 06/30/2016 12:40PM

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How Confronting Addiction and Depression and Finding His Birth Mom Saved Run-DMC's Darryl McDaniels from Committing Suicide

How Confronting Addiction and Depression and Finding His Birth Mom Saved Run-DMC's Darryl McDaniels from Committing Suicide

Originally posted 06/29/2016 11:45AM

Most know Darryl "DMC" McDaniels for his sick rhymes, hip-hop legacy in groundbreaking group Run-DMC and placement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – but his rock star life was riddled with demons.

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Meet the Formerly Blind Boy Competing in the Special Olympics – 5 Years After His Adoption from a Chinese Orphanage

Meet the Formerly Blind Boy Competing in the Special Olympics – 5 Years After His Adoption from a Chinese Orphanage

Originally posted 06/10/2016 11:20AM

In 2011, Faye Corman was rushing through a New Jersey train station after a visit to the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia with her 3-year-old blind son, Jon Paul, when the boy suddenly stopped to stare at the platform's concrete floor.

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Mom Who Kept Baby with Birth Defect After Adoptive Parents Abandoned Her: 'She's Perfect and I'm Sorry They Couldn't See That'

Mom Who Kept Baby with Birth Defect After Adoptive Parents Abandoned Her: 'She's Perfect and I'm Sorry They Couldn't See That'

Originally posted 06/07/2016 05:00PM

A Florida mother is speaking out about the heart-wrenching moment the adoptive mother of her baby girl refused to go through with the adoption after realizing she was born with a rare birth defect.

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Adopted 11-Year-Old Born in China Wants to Run for President in 2040 – So She's Working to Change the Law

Adopted 11-Year-Old Born in China Wants to Run for President in 2040 – So She's Working to Change the Law

Originally posted 06/07/2016 01:55PM

Alena Mulhern, 11, dreams of running for president in 2040, the first year she could legally vie for the role of Commander in Chief. But she can't.

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Biological Mom Decides to Keep Baby Born with Birth Defects After Adoptive Mom Rejects Her: 'She Is My Heart'

Biological Mom Decides to Keep Baby Born with Birth Defects After Adoptive Mom Rejects Her: 'She Is My Heart'

Originally posted 06/06/2016 04:45PM

A Florida woman is keeping the baby girl she put up for adoption after the adoptive mother fled seconds after seeing the child had been born with a rare birth defect.

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