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.
Families have been left heartbroken by the closure of Australia's Ethiopian adoption program in June, with one woman describing the loss as feeling like "a miscarriage after a five-year pregnancy".
Already parents to four children, Shelly and Hal White thought their family was finished. Little did they know that a little girl with cancer, in a Chinese orphanage, was destined to join their lives.
Susan Murphy adopted a child from Asia, and since then she has seen, first-hand, the horrible racism her son has endured.
Not many people have the compassion and commitment to adopt a child with special needs, much less four. But Trish Mowbray has been honoured for doing just that.
Meet the Christian blogger who wants you to contribute to her adoption fund. And she's not alone.
A mother sparked conversations around the world when she declared, in a national newspaper, that she wished she'd never had her two children. But her story can teach us a valuable lesson on parenthood.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard decried the ''shameful mistakes of the past'' as she delivered a national apology today to tens of thousands of families torn apart by forced adoptions between the 1950s and 1970s.
In the mood for an uplifting story today? Read this tale of a baby found on a subway, then the amazing story of what happened next ...
Fiona Scott-Norman was expecting a teary variation of "I had no choice" from her birth mother; instead she was told, "I was determined to get rid of you."
It looks like any other newborn shoot, but the subject isn’t a baby – he’s a 13 year old boy. And there's even more to it than that.
Adopting children from other countries comes with its own joys and challenges, and getting to know the culture of your child's native country is part of life for many adoptive families.