Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer

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Parent Trip: For Tiffany and Gregg Guerreiro, family is a welcoming place

“I had that culture in my home of welcoming people who could be family but were not related biologically. It was part of our heartbeat for many years,” she says.

Adopting makes life even better for happy threesome

Two of Matt’s sisters had adopted children from Ethiopia; the couple hoped to do the same. But once Kristy became pregnant, they put the adoption plan on hold.

Parent Trip: For Kristen and Becky Ashare, a baby helps complete their happy coexistence

Kristen was so certain she wanted children that she’d been collecting children’s books even before she and Becky were a couple: an online meeting that led to a first date at Tria Taproom that segued to seeing one another almost every weekend.

Parent Trip: For Jane Keating and Kelly Bird, it just felt natural

Adoption felt right to both of them — and after checking out a couple of agencies, they decided to work with Open Arms Adoption Network.

Parent Trip: Lots of connections for Lexi and Moussa Doumbouya

Lexi and Moussa believe in those moments when faith and fate join hands. So, looking back, it was really no surprise to learn—on the day Moussa showed up as a business consultant at the health care company where Lexi worked—that they’d nearly crossed paths several years earlier.

Parent Trip: For Emily and Matt Felty, children were at the top of their life plan

Parent Trip: Emily delighted in watching her older cousins become parents. She babysat as much for the love of children as for the pocket money.

The Parent Trip: Sherilyn and Kevin Lau of Elkins Park

"I thought, ‘I’m never going to relax, ever again,’” Sherilyn says. “I’m constantly thinking of her. I’m never by myself. It is a constant, the mental work of being a parent.”

Parent Trip: Cortney Sze, 33, and Ken Sze, 34, of Northern Liberties

A parenthood "aha": Seeing other adults in a different light, Ken says. “I look at people who are parents and think: I know what you went through.”

Parent Trip: Anne Grace and Coleman Glenn of Huntingdon Valley overcome the odds

Parent Trip: Anne and Coleman Glenn of Huntingdon Valley overcome the odds

Parent Trip: Rebecca Wall and Jerry Karalis of South Philadelphia

“The hardest thing for Jerry and myself is giving each child the attention they need at the time. You can’t parent the same way for each child.”