Adoption: Finding the Right Agency and Attorney

Selecting an agency and an attorney are among the first steps to adopting a child. Credit: Etolane, Flickr.
So you've made the decision: You want to adopt a child. Congratulations! Now what? There's an interesting and winding road ahead of...

Arkansas Same-Sex Adoption Ban Takes Effect Jan. 1

An Arkansas law that bans unmarried couples from acting as foster parents or adopting goes into effect Jan. 1, and while it applies to cohabitating heterosexual couples as well, many claim the measure is intended to prohibit gay couples from taking i...

Italy's Baby Drop Box gets a high-tech upgrade

From  In Italy, the custom of having "drop off boxes" for desperate women who found they couldn't care for their babies has been around since medieval times.  In the northern Italian town of Padua, women used to place t...

A former foster child looks for home

The Los Angeles Times has a great article of a woman who grew up in foster homes, and her search for home.  Regina Louise, who spent her life shuttling from foster home to foster home, remembered  a woman who showed her love and care when s...


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