FEATURED: To My Daughter on Her 18th Birthday

Eighteen years ago you came into my life unexpectedly. An opportunity out of the blue. I wasn’t trying to be a father, but then I heard about you – a baby girl in need of a home. It was truly one of those “meant to be” moments. You and I were in the right place ...

Make Your Own Holiday Traditions

The time from mid – November to mid – January is the best time of the year for me without a doubt, mostly because it’s all about family. A few weeks before Thanksgiving we start to plan out the time ahead, and how we are going to do all the meal planning, grocery shopping, decorating, ...

Christmas Wishes for My Children

Always strive to see the good in the world. It’s easy to read the headlines of the day and see only darkness. There is hatred, intolerance, corruption and destruction all around us. But there is also love, acceptance, honesty and creation. The good outweighs the bad in big and little ways every day. Neighbors offer ...

From My 3 Sons to 3 Sons of My Own

Thanksgiving – it’s my family’s favorite holiday. No wonder. It’s centered on an abundance of delicious food and a warm dose of tradition. Over the years my children and I have enjoyed playing board games for hours. We’ve watched old television shows that put us in the mood, that remind us of life’s most important ...

The Bond We Share With Rosie

Adoption is a beautiful thing. It celebrates life – but wait. Before we celebrate a new beginning And minimize the past, Take a moment to think. Adoption results from a deeply personal loss – a birthmother or a birth family. Even when gay fathers rescue children from abuse and neglect, Even in the case of ...

Do Genetics Matter?
 

Earlier this year, a recent advance in stem cell research got a lot of media attention. Researchers at Cambridge University and the Weizmann Institute in Israel were able to program stem cells to become primordial germ cells, the precursors to eggs and sperm. Scientists have been able to create viable baby mice from these cells, and ...