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Girl 'Star Wars' Fan Bests Bullies With Support From Online Geeks Across the Galaxy

Katie Goldman is a 7-year-old with a very big fan club. A first grader in Evanston, Ill., Katie carried a "Star Wars" water bottle to school every day, until a few weeks ago, when, out of the blue, she asked her mom if she could take an ol...The Force is with a little girl who dared to carry a "Star Wars" water bottle to school.

Three-Way Custody Battle for 'Baby Vanessa' Postponed Again

The heartbreaking custody battle for 2-year-old "Vanessa" between the adoptive mom who has cared for her since birth, the tot's biological father and the girl's grandmother has been put on hold until spring, the Dayton Daily News reports. The to...The heartbreaking custody battle for 2-year-old "Vanessa" between the adoptive mom who has cared for her since birth, the tot's biological father and the girl's grandmother has been put on hold until spring.

Should Adoptees Be Allowed to See Their Birth Records?

Mother and adopted child Credit: Getty Images
November is National Adoption Month, and some adoptees in New Jersey want to see their original birth records. Problem is, that would be illegal -- some of those records are sealed to protect the...

Transracial Adoption Leads to Stares: How One Mother Deals

Ilie Ruby and her three children. Credit: Ilie Ruby There is a natural curiosity about a Caucasian woman holding the hands of three African kiddos at a Chinese restaurant. Visually, things don't quite jive. Transracial families are still, in mos...There is a natural curiosity about a Caucasian woman holding the hands of three African kiddos at a Chinese restaurant.

Should Race Be a Factor In Adoptions?

Madonna speaks to her adopted daughter Mercy James during the brick-laying ceremony at the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls in Malawi, which is the native land of her two adopted children. Credit: Amos Gumulira, AFP/Getty Images
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Celebrity Adoptive Parents

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November is National Adoption Month and ParentDish is giving a shout-out to all parents who've opened their hearts and homes to adopted children. Check out the famous folks who share the love as well.

Adoptive Parents Ordered to Surrender 3-Year-Old to Biological Father

In what may turn out to be a nightmare-come-true for adoptive parents, an Indiana couple risks losing their son today to the child's biological father in Ohio, after fighting to adopt the boy for nearly three years. The couple, Jason and C...In what may be turn out to be a nightmare come true for adoptive parents, an Indiana couple risks losing their son today to the child's biological father in Ohio, after fighting to adopt the boy for nearly three years.

108-Year-Old Woman Wants a Baby

Wook Kundor, 108, wants to adopt a baby with her 38-year-old husband. Credit: STR / AFP / Getty Images
Wook Kundor's biological clock has been ticking for a very long time. Now, the 108-year-old Malaysian woman is looking to fulfill her drea...

Celebrity Moms Better Not Hire Nannies if They Want Daryl Hannah's Approval

Actress Daryl Hannah has expressed some very definite views lately on the subject of parenthood and adoption. Credit: X17online
This is just in: Daryl Hannah has an opinion. In fact, the actress and environmental activist has a very definite...

Opinion: Bacon Should Have No Bearing on Becoming a Foster Parent

When it comes to foster parenting and adoption, agencies should focus on the applicants' ability to care for a child -- not their religion or sexual orientation. And certainly not whether or not they eat bacon. Baltimore's Tashima Crudup, a prac...

Breastfeeding Pics Banned, Apple Gadgets Help Autistic Kids and More

Breast may be best as far as the World Health Organization is concerned, but not according to Facebook. The social networking site has removed portraits of breastfeeding women created by a British Columbia artist. The iPad may look like the lates...

Russia Suspends All Adoptions to US families

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia has suspended all adoptions to U.S. families until the two countries can agree on procedures, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday -- a week after an American woman sent her 7-year-old adopted son back to Russia on a plane by him...

An Adopted Child's Body and Mind, a Roadmap for the Future

Dr. Jane Aronson, with her adopted sons, Des, standing, and Ben. Credit: Brian Branch-Price
As the latest adoption buzz continues around the case of Artyom Savelyev, a 7-year-old Russian boy whose adoptive American mother sent him back to his b...

Adopted Children Need Time to Adjust, Experts Say

Interaction helps adopted kids form attachment bonds. Credit: Getty Images
After a Tennessee woman sent her adopted child on a plane back to Russia last week, the topic of adoption is both in the news and on people's minds. What's important ...

Opinion: Adoptive Mother Should Be Sent to the Gulag

Like pregnancy, when you're in the process of adopting a child, the journey into the world of motherhood spans a matter of months, and in some cases, years. Both Mother Nature and the adoption process give would-be parents the time to get used ...

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