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To save their sick baby, Frank and Helen Beaver trek through a bitter winter cold to reach the nearest Hudson's Bay Post...  
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Paternity and American Law
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Family form is changing and the law is struggling to keep pace...  
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25 Most Recent Family Short Stories

I Carry Her With Me ( A Letter In Memory of Nonna) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
You went through some hard times Nonna, but you always seemed to come out stronger, but in 2003 your body grew tired of the fight, and on a cold, rainy november night at 12:07 A.M the fight was over, and the family grieved your loss, but we were also thankful that the pain of this world was gone. b..
I Found Home: Tanvi Cohen's Journal by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Hello my friends, it is Tanvi here!! I have been with the Cohen family for just over four years now!! I was just a little girl when I left Mumbai a little girl of five, and their were a lot of things I did not understand then. But I am glad I have a new family, I am blessed now and I know that...
I Have A Need by Prentis Goodwin
We all have a need ..
I need Help by Richard Kallao
I Remember When They Took Her by Mario Watts
Opening to the novel, "I Remember When They Took Her."..
I Will Sing, I Will Dance, I Will Clap My Hands by Sherry Little
Singing and clapping my Hands to give praise to, Jesus! Jesus, said it is good to sing Him a new song...
I Wish You Had Met My Brother by Rene Reyes
I just lost my brother Junior to cancer and in my sadness I am reflecting on how great he was to me. I hope you embrace this and thank you for reading...
I'm A Mother First by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
really did not have time to wallow in self pity, because I knew I wanted to get back home to my daughter. I was thankful that the house was paid off, so I did not have to worry about missing payments and risking foreclosure. ..
I'm Back, Wiser, Stronger and at a Breathing Point by c lea harris
It's been awhile since I've been able to write anything, but now I'm back, stronger, wiser, back in school. The journey is long, but the mountain is getting smaller, with the help of friends. ..
I'M NOT SAYING GOOD-BYE by Kathryn Perry
John never met a stranger......
I’ve Come Home to Turn the Key by Debra Baker
You are the last entry in the family Bible... When the good Lord comes to take me...The key to the front door will be here...Waiting for you... Waiting for you... ..
If Mary Had Really Loved Her Baby - A Christmas Story by Laurie Frisch
Teen mothers in America are constantly given the message: "If you really love your baby, you'll give him up for adoption." What if the pregnant teenager Mary had been expected to "give up" her baby?..
if only i had a magic wand by richard cederberg
When an ugly controlling spirit gets ahold of someone, not only does their personality change for the worse, but they also ruin all the good they have created around them...
If We Had More Men Like You by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
You showed me what a real man was, one who was not afraid to fall to his knees, or to wipe teary eyes from a child's face...
If you Can't Don't that Easy by Richard Kallao
If You're Not Adopted by Lynne Gallo
It's hard to relate if you're not adopted..
In case of my death by Miller Caldwell
I safely returned from being the Camp Manager in the Northern Frontier Province of Pakistan. Many NGOs, aid workers and other volunteers have gone to dangerous situations throughout the world. I share this piece so that those going into dangerous places might spend a minute as I did to place a simil..
In his dreams by Chriss Hill
A father's daydream when his newborn arrives...
Read excerpt from In Memory of Gods and Heroes (Excerpt) In Memory of Gods and Heroes (Excerpt) by Esteban Martinez
In Memory of Gods and Heroes (Chapter One Excerpt) by Esteban A. Martinez PART ONE CHAPTER 1 I'm in my apartment, sitting at the table with my cousin Adam. He's a student at the community college where I teach. I'm helping him write a research paper about starving Somal..
In Over Their Heads: A Neighbor's Story (By Louisa A. McDougall) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
An elderly neighbor writes about her neighbors, the Sanduskys, and why she perceives them as "odd"...
In Search Of The Holy Dog Food by Mark Battuello
Can be found on Amazon for kindle now...
In Us All by Richard Kallao
original how do you tell someone your dying let alone your children..
In Vitro by paul svendsen
Intrusive mother is a problem. Too many visits, too many phone calls, too much concern about her daughter's pregnancy. Happy ending when daughter gives birth but has a secret...
In You by Richard Kallao
Independance Day by Michelle John
A study of a family holiday...
Ingrid's Story. (Part Five) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Ingrid Schoenfeldter is coping with the loss of her beloved father, who died just days ago from cancer; she is overcome with grief. Image (c) 2008, Karla Dorman...
Innocence in Kirrie (Kirriemuir) by Miller Caldwell
A child awakening in a rural Scottish town in the early 1950s...
Interview for Mary Lynn Plaisance by Mary Lynn Plaisance
on LCN--TV in Houma, La. a href="">LCN--TV Interview with Mary Lynn Plaisance/a> embed src="" flashvars="m=27246180&v=2&type=video" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"..
Intimate Talk by Henry Stevens
Intimate talk can lead to lifetime of romance...
Isaiah's Smile: Special Needs Parenting 101 by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A special little boy lights up his family's world...
View Photo of It is finished Read excerpt from It is finished It is finished by Bradley Fralick
This I witnessed, by the grace of GOD this past weekend...
It Seems Like Only Yesterday...A Mother Remembers by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana recounts the time when she first got her first adopted children, Johnathon and Ronee', when they were just three months old. ..
IT TAKES TWO by Karin Fleischhaker-Griffin
No one partner may maintain a relationship. No man is an island. ..
It's BOO-terrific by Mary Lynn Plaisance
It's THAT time of year again--!!!!!..
It's Now 25 Years by Penni Smith (Weston)
We never forget and will always miss you...
It's Only Fair by Odin Roark
Just another recall needing time to "be" again...
It's Our Birthday .... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
God gave me the greatest gift in the form of my twin sister, Karla Dorman. Image (c) 2010, by Karen Lynn Vidra...
It's Saturday Morning, By Jove! by Virginia Tolles
i>Life doesn't always run as smoothly as we would like - especially not when our to-do list is a mile-and-a-half long./i>..
Italian-American Journey to the Barbados by Joanna Leone
Put on your beach shoes and sunglasses. I know you will love dipping your toes into the beautiful, white, satin sand of the Barbados. Take a trip to the Barbados with me...
Italian-American Orchid by Joanna Leone
Enjoy this nostalgic story about an Italian neighborhood in Philadelphia and the special memories engraved in Elizabeth Martino's heart...
Jacobs Joy A Single Father Writes About His Special Son Part One by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
A single Father shares the story of his Son Jacob...Karen and Karla, this one is for you, you are always telling me to write about men and boys more.....
Jamar's Story by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young African-American boy with severe asthma and allergies recounts his life in Texas. He is one of six adopted special-needs children who were adopted by one family...
Jane's Secret by Kathleen Highley
There's a secret only Jane knows. She harbors fears about a troubled past and an uncertain future...
I wanted to tell God my side of the story first........
Jasmine and Jasper (God's Gift Part Two) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Jasper is ever the Mother hen with her sister, and when we added another child to our family, a three year old from Russia she acted as if she had been given a real life baby doll. Nadia came to us just a year ago, she had spent her life in an orphanage abandoned because she has Cerebral Palsy. ..
Jenna Aurora Doucet: Taqaq Is Here! (8/7/'11) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna Aurora has become a new mother for the fourth time. Her newest child, a son, was born just a few days ago...
Jenna Aurora Writes...Again! by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna Aurora Whitson is back home, out of the hospital, where she continues to recover from recent back surgery. She lets us know how she is doing...
Jenna Aurora's Journal (August 7, 2009): Goin' Cruisin'! :) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna Aurora is looking forward to a surprise cruise that her husband got her to mark their anniversary. They are going to Mexico. Image (C) 2005, Karla Dorman...
Jenna Aurora's Journal (April 6, 2008) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna Aurora writes in her journal while watching television...
Jenna Aurora's Journal (August 14, 2007) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna Aurora Doucet lets us know what has been going on with her and her family...
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Family Stories
1. God's Cake
2. A Story Simply Told
3. He Said, She Said
4. The More, The Merrier: The Kincaid Family
5. Perspectives: Being Adopted.
6. The Stolen Car
7. Family Affair: Fun At The State Fair!!
8. Somethings Funny On the Farm
9. Doorway...
10. Mayday, Mayday, Mayday (excerpt)
12. All-American Dad.
13. Shalom: New Additions, Faith and Love...Re
14. Things Left Undone
15. An Update: M'Buti And Roberto Moore, Janua
16. My Granny
17. What makes the good old days the good old
18. Hannah's Story: The Adoption Chronicles.
19. S'olange.
20. Shave and a Haircut

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What did your Josephine tell you? Josephine in Her words
by Tuchy (Carl) Palmieri

“Josephine In Her Words”. Who can dispute the words of wisdom giving by a loving mom? Born 1916 in a remote Italian Village, and not knowing how to read or write. Joseph..  
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Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered
by Carolyn HowardJohnson

The Midwest Review called this experimental cross between fiction and nonfiction "...captivating..."..  
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