Adoption

Adoption

When Having Your Own Biological Child is Off the Table & There’s No Plan B

Health Columns
Being told that I am infertile is a feeling of being robbed. Regardless of how many children we have already adopted, it hurts when I can’t do both - to just experience what life is supposed to be about. ...
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These parents had a talk with their kids on 9/11 & it gave us all the feels

The kids at Disney World / Provided
Columns
Sadly, what else do you say to a child who also trains often for how to act when their school is under attack? ...
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Two Moms and Six Kids at the Beach: You Can Imagine the Assumptions

Columns
This is happening to biological parents that their kids do not resemble them. I feel bad for all interracial or blended families that happen to like to do fun things with their kids. ...
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Serenity is the Sweetest Word: Embracing Our Heart Heritage

Photo: Diane Ponist
Columns
We were worried that emotional issues would brew with hearing about two of our biological siblings and wondering about their own biological families even more. When it seems that it was quite the opposite. ...
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Washington’s Uniform Parentage Act Signed Into Law

Politics Local
Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law Senate Bill 6037, which substantially updates and improves Washington’s version of the Uniform Parentage Act. ...
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Kentucky Judge Who Refused to Handle Gay and Lesbian Adoption Cases Officially Resigns

Adoptions from the Heart/Facebook
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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U.S. Supreme Court Affirms ‘Obergefell’ Requires Placing Married Same-Sex Parents on Birth Certificates

Politics Editorial
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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Opinion: Disappointing Parentage Case Out of Idaho

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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A Guide to Adoption for LGBT Couples and Singles

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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No Human is Illegal: Suggested Precautions to Take Now

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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