Prevention

This Is What It's Like When Your Husband Has Parkinson's

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Good Housekeeping

Why Our Kids' Birth Mothers Are Part of Our Lives

As a freshman at Truman University in 2001, Audrey Armstrong found herself writing a persuasive essay about the benefits of open adoption for her freshman English class. "I just remember that the professor asked us to pick a controversial topic and research it," Audrey recalls. "I have no idea what led me to write about open adoption ... Maybe God?" Though she wasn't even married yet, and it would be many years before she would even consider adopting a child, the essay first introduced her to th
Good Housekeeping

We Adopted Kids Knowing They'd Need Lots of Extra Care

Sherrie and James Duval know that having eight children garners a fair share of puzzled looks and a range of comments. "Some people think we are amazing, and others think we are crazy," says Sherrie of their brood, which includes seven adopted children, four of whom have special needs ranging from ADHD to a musculoskeletal disorder called arthrogryposis. "The truth is, my kids are the amazing ones." Even as a little girl, Sherrie knew that someday she wanted to adopt. The only child of a single