Imagine for one moment your child went missing. Surely you would expect no stone to be left unturned to find them - even if took six months, a year, two, even more.
Adopting a child is supposed to be a joyous event, but for some mothers it is far from a Hallmark moment.
Deana grew up always wanting a large family and was devastated when she and her husband couldn't conceive.
Mother's Day is a time to celebrate all mums, and this mother has found a way to celebrate and appreciate her adopted sons' birth mothers each year.
"It's a very uncertain process."
After job sharing and flat sharing, are we about to see friends take up child sharing?
A court has allowed a four-year-old girl to be adopted by a same-sex couple despite her birth parents' opposition on the basis of their Catholic faith.
He has buried about 10 children. Some died in his arms.
Five years ago firefighter Marc Hadden took an emergency call that changed his life.
It was National Adoption Day when Christine Blaine showed up to watch judges sign the adoption papers.
A mother has written an emotional letter to her daughters to commemorate the day of their adoption.
"It took his left-behind toothbrush to undo me," writes foster carer Rachel Hillestad in a post to the Love What Matters Facebook page.
As the Dutch government considers halting intercountry adoptions, Australia has signed agreements with three new countries in the past year.