Adoption

Little girl hula hooping

‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’

It was a scorching summer day. My husband and I agonizingly plodded along the 405 at rush hour against an invisible clock. Our Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) social worker had called us to say […]

Jaime Becker's family

My dad didn’t follow made-for-TV protocol

When it comes to adoption, every made-for-TV movie follows the same storyline: an adopted teenager feels lost, fights with her adopted parents, which gives her the impudence to go on a journey to find her biological parents. The teenager finds […]