Chiara Battistelli and her husband are Italian. They live in Belgium and they adopted their son, Destiny, from South Africa. Read their international adoption story.
The other day I was in our bedroom – my daughter was taking a nap next to me – when I heard someone outside say “That’s were those dykes live”.
Don’t get me wrong, we don’t mind talking about our family. We love that, actually. But people ask really personal questions that wouldn’t otherwise be asked. Here are 8 things you should never say to adoptive families.
“The other couples regard me with interest. I bet they are wondering what happened to the father”. Read more about one woman’s story about enabling and embracing single motherhood by choice.
I live in a mixed marriage that is – interracial and interfaith. When I met my husband, it was obvious to me that there is no legal obstacle to us being together and getting married given that we lived in Great Britain.
Destiny can always surprise us, regardless of how well prepared and stable we may think we are.
There is a pervasive and pernicious belief in Belgian society that breastfeeding is not the norm. This tendency developed in the 70s and was prevalent in the 80s-90s.