Adoption

Jews Without Borders: My Multicultural Jewish Family

Cantor Jacqueline L. Marx
October 30, 2014

"Knock, knock."
"Who's there?"
"Russia."
"Russia who?"
"Russia Shana."

As my kids tell me this joke, I realize my mother's curse has come true: I have children "just like me."

With imported parents and imported children, I'm the native-born pastrami

They Needed Parents and We Needed Children

Rabbi Victor S. Appell
June 9, 2011

It was not so easy to become a family. At first, we assumed that like so many other Jewish couples, we would bring home a baby girl from China. We soon learned that no foreign country allows openly gay people to adopt internationally.