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The 5th to Collect Shoes for King County Foster Kids

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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VA to Cover Costs of IVF for Veterans with Service-Connected Injuries

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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New York High Court Rules Non-Biological Parents Can Seek Custody and Visitation

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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Washington Families Celebrate Justice Mary Yu with Large Group Photo Planned

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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Seattle Humane Raises $4.26 Million for Homeless Pets in One Night

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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New Federal Report Shows Increasing Support of Same-Sex Adoptions

Health
A new report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows increasing national support for adoptions by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents. ...
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Same-Sex Adoption Wins Big at the Supreme Court

National
The U.S. Supreme Court reversed an Alabama Supreme Court decision refusing to recognize a lesbian mother’s prior adoption of her three children in Georgia. ...
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Lesbian Couple Ordered to Hand Adopted Child Back to Birth Mom, Changed Her Mind

International
After living with lesbian mothers since birth, an Australian girl will be “transitioned” back to her biological family after her birth mother “changed her mind.” ...
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The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher: A Children’s Book About Two Dads

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National
Two dads, four adopted sons, and many adventures - and misadventures - of one family are waiting for you in Dana Alison Levy’s first novel. ...
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Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe This Holiday Season

National
With a few helpful tips, you can include your furry family members in your holiday planning and keep your pets stay safe to enjoy this special time of year, too! ...
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