This Is My Family
Rona Fernandez expected to be nervous the first time she met her father, but she didn't expect the immediate bond she would forge with her newfound sisters.
Celeste Addai had never given much thought to immigration issues–until her Ghanaian husband had to flee in the night from ICE agents. Now family life happens just once a week, in secret.
When Rafael Regan was adopted from Paraguay, he got more relatives than his two new dads. But it’s never been a struggle to relate to his Chinese and white families, or connect to his South American roots.
Walkin’ and chalkin’, that was what we did. Roaming the streets of Brooklyn, a couple of chalk sticks in my hand, I made primitive sketches on sidewalks, fire hydrants, and the occasional garage door, while Grandpa ambled nearby ...
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All last year, our neighbor delivered his toddler daughter to our house several afternoons each week. My partner or I would knock off work early and settle in with Lesley, among piles of wooden blocks, picture books, and Lincoln Logs ...
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