Adoption

Adoption

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National
Nance, by his own admission, was “biased” against same-sex partners. The judge believed (and assumedly continues to believe) that letting a “practicing homosexual” adopt could never (“under no circumstance”) be in a child’s best interests. ...
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Editorial Politics
Maintaining a tradition of issuing cases impacting the LGBTQ community on June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Pavan v. Smith, upholding the requirement outlined in Obergefell (the case that banned marriage discrimination based on sexual orientation/gender) that birth and death certificates reflect the same-sex spouse. ...
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Editorial
Sadly, homophobia is alive and well and we know with the spate of laws passing trying to allow same-sex couples to be denied adoption and foster care placements that homophobia will defeat the best interest of the child for many people. ...
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Editorial
No state will explicitly stop you from adopting a child, but variations in state law can significantly impact how agencies are allowed to treat you - and what recourse you are allowed if you face discrimination. ...
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National
Applications filed today will be decided and granted on the basis of the laws and rules while Obama is in office. So, take care of these as soon as possible. ...
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Local
The 5th Avenue Theatre is joining forces with Treehouse, a King County non-profit, to collect new shoes for local foster children. ...
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Health
A ban passed in 1992 prevented the VA from covering fertility costs - like IVF. Sen. Murray’s provision allows VA to cover the costs from its existing funds. ...
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National
Non-biological, non-married, non-adoptive parents can seek custody and visitation of children who were born into their relationships with the consent of the child’s biological parent. ...
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Thomas Potter, Noel Madrid Vasquez, Clara Isabel Madrid-Potter, and Noel Madrid-Potter were brought together via second-parent adoption by Justice Mary Yu.
Local
Justice Mary Yu will join a group photo of couples she married and families where she presided over an adoption on August 28 at the Seattle Center Fountain. ...
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Local
Seattle animal lovers showed their fondness for four-legged furry friends by donating $4.26 million at Seattle Humane's "Tuxes & Tails" auction and fundraiser. ...
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