Adoption

Adoption

The Ins and Outs of Finding a Doctor for Your LGBT Family

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Health
If they can’t answer simple questions that any parent, straight or single, would ask, then they probably aren’t the best doctor for you or your children. ...
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Alabama Mother Seeks Recognition of Parental Rights Initiated in Georgia

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E.L. kept V.L. from seeing the children, fighting her request for visitation, and arguing that the Georgia adoption was invalid in Alabama, where they live. ...
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Two Dads Knit to Find Unique Way to Fund Adoption

Health
David and Casey recently launched a website called Knit for Baby. They will document their journey to fatherhood and sell David’s one-of-a-kind pieces. ...
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Lesbian Moms Receive $24,000 After Being Denied Names on Birth Certificate

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A lesbian couple will be receiving more than $24,000 after the state denied them a birth certificate to their newborn that included both mothers’ names. ...
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Debunked: Surrogacy Laws from Around the World

Health
For couples with fertility issues or for same-sex couples, surrogacy is a viable option to create a family, many forms are illegal or banned. ...
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Adoption Blitz: Seattle Humane Places 249 Rescues in New Homes

Jack Russell Terrier mix JJ still needs a home
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The region's animal lovers displayed their dedication by welcoming 249 dogs, cats and rabbits into their homes during Seattle Humane's Adoption Blitz. ...
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Mississippi Same-Sex Couples Ask Court to Order Equal Adoption Rights

National
Mississippi is the only state left in the nation that bans gay couples from adopting without regard for their qualifications as parents or the best interests of the child. ...
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Battle of the Birth Certificate: Groups Sue Florida for Discrimination

National
Almost a year since Florida’s marriage ban was declared unconstitutional, the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics is still refusing to allow hospitals to list both same-sex parents on their baby’s birth certificate. ...
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Mississippi Adoption Ban Challenged in Federal Court

National
A federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of Mississippi’s law banning adoption by same-sex couples. ...
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Adoption: Even When It’s Easy, It’s Really Not

Editorial
While it seems ideal -the ability to adopt a baby with really no strings attached or rarely any visits with the bio parents- it’s actually very painful. ...
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