November is National Adoption Month. PEOPLE is featuring the powerful, heartwarming and sometimes painful stories of celebrities and everyday people who have undertaken adoption journeys, whether as parents or adoptees, and is sharing resources for those who are considering the journey themselves

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How Ray Liotta Made Peace with His Birth Parents Placing Him for Adoption: 'I Wasn't as Angry'
"At first, I didn't understand how a parent could give up a child," Ray Liotta — who died in his sleep this week in the Dominican Republic — told PEOPLE of his birth parents last year
Jewish Woman Reunites with Daughter, Whom She Placed for Adoption amid WWII, at Her 98th Birthday Party
Gerda Cole was just 18 years old when she allowed a German couple living in England to adopt her newborn daughter Sonya Grist in 1942, according to CBC and The Washington Post
Sisters Ask Their Stepmom to Adopt Them in Emotional Surprise – See the Touching Video
"We met as friends and then she became mom and it was just, from the start, it was like love at first sight,” Gabriella Ruvolo said of her and her twin sister’s stepmom, Becky
Single Woman Finds 'Beauty and Purpose' After Adopting Orphan Born Without Arms and Legs Due to Rare Condition
"I didn't know what her needs would be, but you go above and beyond and do what you have to do for your kid," Jacqui McNeill tells PEOPLE
Catherine Giudici Lowe Says She Is Open to Adoption for Next Baby: 'Biologically, We're Done'
Catherine Giudici Lowe shares three kids with husband Sean Lowe — sons Isaiah, 3, and Samuel, 5, plus daughter Mia, 2
Melissa Rivers Gives Update on Adopting a Baby at 54: 'I've Cried a Lot'
"I'm sure I could make it work, but I've really come to the conclusion that I'm not sure it would be fair to a child," admitted the actress and television host while speaking about adoption

More Adoption

Hoda Kotb and Thomas Rhett Connect on Welcoming Children via Adoption, Answering Their Questions
Thomas Rhett and Hoda Kotb, who have both adopted children, chatted about the process and parenting on the latest episode of Kotb's Making Space podcast
Mom Who Needed Help Paying for Her Daughter's Adoption Opens Store to Pass That Same 'Blessing' to Others
"Just saying 'thank you' didn't seem like enough," Brittany Berrie, founder of The Adopted Closet, says of her cousin's offer to cover her adoption fee
Lionel Richie Reflects on Adopting Daughter Nicole with First Wife Brenda Harvey: 'She Was a Godsend'

Richie opens up about fame and fatherhood in this week’s issue of PEOPLE honoring Black History Month