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People under conservatorship aren’t free to marry who they want. That includes Britney Spears.
Disability and marriage have an especially fraught relationship in American history.
The pandemic continues to strain nursing homes. What happens if a lot of them close?
Thousands of facilities say they are struggling to keep their doors open. The 19th reached out to experts to discuss what mass closures would mean for the aging and their loved ones.
'We are always excluded': Kids with undocumented parents were supposed to get the child tax credit. Many still haven’t.
Families that include undocumented immigrants are reporting not receiving the child tax credit, even after the law was changed to make them eligible for the first time.
'Best decision I made': Women who got vaccinated while pregnant share their stories
19th readers who have received the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant took to Twitter to share their experiences with us.
Another case for paid family leave: Newborns’ brain development
It’s yet another way the nation’s patchwork approach on family policy reinforces and perpetuates inequities.
'We’re crossing a threshold': Nancy Pelosi on Congress's effort to fund major new caregiving programs
In an interview with The 19th, Pelosi voiced confidence that the next budget reconciliation bill would include unprecedented commitments to child care, home care, paid family leave and early childhood education.
In Georgia, a helping hand for caregivers when parents are incarcerated
A two-person nonprofit offers support for incarcerated parents and their newborns, mediating with family and addressing financial concerns that are often overlooked.
The 19th Explains: What are Delta variant risks for children too young to mask?
What does the latest pandemic news mean for parents of children under the age of 2, who are too young to wear masks?
When 'breast is best' becomes too much
Many parents feel pressure and even shame when breastfeeding isn’t possible
Moms spent the equivalent of a full-time job on child care last year — while working at the same time
Data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on how Americans split their time last year shows moms of young kids spent about eight hours a day on child care while spending six hours on average working.