Family Life

Bringing Him Home

By Susan Vaughan Moshofsky for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers “We could call him Riley,” my husband, Brett, said, referring to the Chihuahua mix playing on the Humane Society floor with our son, Ryan. Snuggled close, Ryan and Riley touched noses. Ryan looked

Brave Enough

By Jennifer Palmer for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers “Do you think you’ll try to adopt again?” they ask, and the question settles on my shoulders like a shroud. My heart begins to race and my palms begin to sweat and my first