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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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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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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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Texas House Passes Damaging Child Welfare Bill, Senate Urged to Intervene

Faith and Religion National
The Texas House of Representatives Wednesday passed HB 3859, a discriminatory bill that would allow child placement agencies in the state foster care system to prioritize their religious beliefs above the needs of children in its care. ...
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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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Homeless, Foster Students Higher Education Legislation Introduced

National
This bill would require colleges and universities to do their part to improve outreach, resources, and policies for homeless and foster youth. ...
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Two Landmark Transgender Rights Bills Pass California Assembly

Politics
The California State Assembly passed bills protecting transgender people working for companies doing business with state agencies and children in foster care. ...
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Religious Refusal Bills Pass in Michigan Limiting Same-Sex Adoption Rights

Top News Politics
There are currently more than 10,000 youth in Michigan’s foster care system, approximately 3,000 of whom are currently available for adoption. ...
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Marriage and Adoption Strides in Italy, France

France and Italy are in the news this week for strides the respective countries have made in regard to same-sex families.
Top News International
France and Italy are in the news this week for strides the respective countries have made in regard to same-sex families. ...
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A Dialogue with The Next Family Founder Brandy Black

Top News National
The Seattle Lesbian’s Mallorie De Riggi sat down with The Next Family founder Brandy Black to discuss the website modern families are talking about now. ...
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