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Parents Meet Their Adopted Daughter for the First Time: 'Within a Split Second of Holding Her, We Couldn't Imagine Life Without Her'

Parents Meet Their Adopted Daughter for the First Time: 'Within a Split Second of Holding Her, We Couldn't Imagine Life Without Her'

Originally posted 07/29/2015 11:15AM

After a nearly year-long adoption process, the call finally came on July 21. Sarah and David Olson flew from their home in Minnesota the next day to meet their new baby girl, Tilly Pearl – and a photographer captured it all.

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Luke Bryan Says He and His Wife Feel 'Honored' to Raise His Late Sister's Children

UpdatePosted 07/28/2015 11:00AM

Luke Bryan Says He and His Wife Feel 'Honored' to Raise His Late Sister's Children

Originally posted 07/27/2015 11:00PM

The circumstances were far from perfect, but Luke Bryan says taking in his late sister's children has been a blessing for his family.

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California Gay Couple's Unexpected Journey to Parenthood: 'It's like a Dream Come True'

California Gay Couple's Unexpected Journey to Parenthood: 'It's like a Dream Come True'

Originally posted 07/27/2015 01:45PM

Trystan Reese and John Chaplow of Los Angeles knew they wanted to have a family one day; they just weren't in a rush – until a phone call catapulted the young couple into parenthood.

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Twin Sisters, Separated at Birth, Reunite on YouTube at 25: 'I Immediately Thought She Was Cool'

Twin Sisters, Separated at Birth, Reunite on YouTube at 25: 'I Immediately Thought She Was Cool'

Originally posted 07/17/2015 10:45PM

It was like a scene straight from The Parent Trap.

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Filed Under: Adoption, Reunited, Twins
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'Every Person Deserves a Home': Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski Lead Star-Studded Fundraiser for Older Foster Kids

'Every Person Deserves a Home': Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski Lead Star-Studded Fundraiser for Older Foster Kids

Originally posted 06/30/2015 11:35AM

Nineteen-year-old Justice Henry says hope is what gets him out of bed every morning.

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'Black or White, We're Glad She's Our Sister,' Say Siblings of Adopted Texas Woman, One Year After They Found Each Other

'Black or White, We're Glad She's Our Sister,' Say Siblings of Adopted Texas Woman, One Year After They Found Each Other

Originally posted 06/29/2015 05:55PM

For more than five minutes, Verda Byrd and Debbie Romero stood in the rain hugging and crying, stunned by the realization that they were lost sisters who had never met.

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72-Year-Old 'Black' Woman Who Discovered She's White Tells PEOPLE: 'I Still Feel Black and That's Not Going to Change'

72-Year-Old 'Black' Woman Who Discovered She's White Tells PEOPLE: 'I Still Feel Black and That's Not Going to Change'

Originally posted 06/24/2015 01:35PM

For more than 70 years, Verda Byrd of Converse, Texas, thought she was black. Her adoptive parents were black and took her to worship at an all-black congregation. Her best friends were black, her boyfriends were black and she has been married twice – both times to black men.

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Decades Later, It's Official: Dallas Woman, 92, Adopts 76-Year-Old as Her Daughter

Originally posted 06/10/2015 11:45PM

[EMBEDCODE {}] "My life has been a beautiful picture, but one piece was missing." That's how Muriel Clayton, 92, explains her desire to formally adopt Mary Smith, 76.

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A Tearful Father and Son Reunion – 60 Years in the Making

A Tearful Father and Son Reunion – 60 Years in the Making

Originally posted 05/19/2015 01:25PM

As an adopted only child, Michael Reed had a happy childhood in Chicago, but he always wondered about his birth father. Was his dad tall and lanky? Did he have brown eyes like his? On May 15, at age 60, a nervous but excited Reed finally found the answers to his lifelong questions.

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Meet the North Dakota Mom Who Raised 73 Children

Meet the North Dakota Mom Who Raised 73 Children

Originally posted 05/10/2015 09:10AM

When 16-year-old Garrett appeared on the doorstep of Joyce Dumont's modest two-bedroom home in Dunseith, North Dakota, last year, it wasn't the first time Dumont had found herself face-to-face with a child in need of a home.

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