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Adoption Agencies Banned From Asking Parents About Guns

A new bill, passed by the Florida Legislature and awaiting the governor's signature, bans adoption agencies from inquiring about potential parents' gun possessions, The Miami Herald reports. Only two lawmakers voted against the bill in the Senat...

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...

'Congratulations! You Just Won a Baby!'

They're not exactly handing out babies at a conference in Minnesota this weekend, but thousands of dollars worth of in vitro fertilization services comes close. Credit: Hammer51012, Flickr
"And this is our son Hubert. We won him in a raffle." ...

Hayley Wickenheiser: Hockey Star, Olympic Gold Medallist and Super Mom

Hayley Wickenheiser has been called the heart and soul of the Canadian Olympic Women's Hockey Team. She's been an integral member since women's hockey was introduced as a medal event at the 1998 Olympics, where the team took silver. They brought home...

Black Boys Less Likely To Be Adopted, Study Shows

Adoptive parents prefer white or Hispanic girls over African-American boys, a new study reveals. Researchers at the Centre for Economic Policy Research found that the probability that a non-African-American child will attract an adoptive parent ...

Adoptee Creates 'Life Unexpected' Based on Childhood Dreams

"Life Unexpected" stars Shiri Appleby, left, Britt Robertson, center, and Kristoffer Polaha. Credit: Richard Phibbs, CW
When she was a child in the 1980s, adoptee Liz Tigelaar dreamed that her birth mother was Nancy Reagan. She grew up to wr...

U.S. Parents in Limbo After Haiti Earthquake Delays Adoptions

Kim Lewen holds one of her two adopted Haitian daughters, Sandina, 1, in Kenscoff, Haiti, in October 2009. Some paperwork needs to be finalized before the family can be united. Credit: M. Spencer Green, AP
For parents trying to adopt children f...

"Find My Family" on ABC - Exploitive, Helpful Or Just TV?

The ABC show "Find My Family" reunites adopted children with their biological parents. Credit: ABC
A new series on ABC called "Find My Family" helps adopted children find their birth parents, and puts the reunion on the air. The show has been...

NRA: Stop Asking Adoptive Parents About Guns

A family looks at a gun during the National Rifle Association of America's annual meeting in Louisville, Ky. Credit: Getty Images
The National Rifle Association is pushing a new bill that would prevent adoption agencies in Florida from asking p...

Adoption Agencies

Choosing an adoption agency may be one of the most important decisions you and your spouse will make, but how do you know which one to choose? Here are a few suggestions to help during your search for the best agency for you. If you have friends who ...

16 and Pregnant: The Reality Show

On June 11, 2009, MTV debuted a reality show, "16 and Pregnant," which examines the lives of expecting teen mothers and the issues they face including gossip, marriage, adoption and financial problems. Each episode focuses on one girl, who is in h...

International Adoption Laws Have Loopholes

Not all adoption agencies are accredited, which is creating an inequity in the adoption world. Credit: shutterblog, Flickr
An international treaty signed by the United States in 1993 was supposed to safeguard international adoptions, but some A...

Embryo Adoption Gaining Favor

lunar caustic, Flickr
Close to 70 percent of Americans say they favor donating embryos to another couple. For parents dealing with fertility issues who still have the option of pregnancy, this could be a variation on adoption.
According ...

Woman Terminates Adoption Because She Can't Bond With The Child

Of human bondage? The "Today" show on NBC did a shocking segment on Anita Tedaldi, "a woman who adopted a child and then gave him up 18 months later." Tedaldi is a writer who originally told this story on The New York Times' Motherlode blog. ...

Chinese Babies Sold Into Adoption by Corrupt Officials

Yang Shuiying and two of her daughters on the front porch of her house in Tianxi village, Guizhou province, China. Another daughter was kidnapped by officials and put up for adoption. Credit: Barbara Demick / Los Angeles Times
Parents in China...

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