adoptive parents 

Exploring the Concerns of Adoptive Parents

Twenty-four years ago, when my newly-adopted daughter, Joanna, was about 4 months old, I was reading an article about adoption in the Sunday paper. The author made the sweeping statement that all adopted children feel a life-long "sorrow" about...Do all adopted children feel a life-long "sorrow"?

Madonna Adoption Appeal Date Set, Parenting Skills Questioned

Madonna's attorneys announced that the Material Mom will get another day in Malawian court on May 4th to fight for her right to adopt little Mercy James. "I cannot disclose our grounds of appeal, but I can confirm the court will hear our appeal,"...

Madonna Appeals Adoption Ruling

On Friday, Malawian Judge Esmie Chondo denied Madonna's bid to adopt 4-year-old Mercy James. But Malawian authorities didn't get the memo -- you don't mess with the Material Mom. Almost as soon as the Judge delivered her ruling, Madonna's...

Madonna's Son Meets His Biological Father

There are very few celebrities left in the world who can command media attention virtually any time of the year, no matter what else is going on. This week the news is full of government bailouts, tax increases, Afghanistan – and Madonna. Give...

Madonna Adoption Hearing Set For Today

As you may have heard, the Material Mom wants to add to her family. Yesterday she traveled to Malawi, home country of her adopted son David, to try and score him a lil' sis. Madge is scheduled to appear in a local court today to, um, justify her...

The Oscars, Salmonella, and Clive Owen - Links We Love

Thanks to Obamicon.me, you can make any picture of yourself or your kids into a replica of Shepard Fairey's iconic Obama poster. Now you can love it up just in time for Valentine's Day with luvicon.me. "Your daughter is adorable. Planning to have...

Considering race in adoption: Does it matter?

When considering adoption, how much thought or emphasis is placed on race? Well, that may have very much to do with the family planning on doing the adopting. To the adoption agencies who are supposed to be color blind because of a federal law,...

Should adoption listings include photos?

Canadians are wrestling with the question of whether or not photos should be included when listing children available for adoption. A recent report released by the Centre for Leadership and Community Learning didn't make a recommendation one way or...

Birthmother finds daughter on MySpace

It's been said that Web 2.0 social networking sites like MySpace and Friendster bring people together, but this story really brings the point across. Apparently, a Wisconsin woman who placed her baby daughter for adoption in 1985 found her child on...

Florida governor feeling pressure to prove paternity of adopted child

There's a controversy brewing in Florida where a 17-year-old girl's adoptive parents are trying to find out if Governor Charlie Crist is the teenager's biological father. It seems that the parents have been trying to get in touch with Crist to get...

Adoptive parents and birth parents fight over custody

Two unmarried parents put their child up for adoption. Now, after marrying, they've changed their mind. However, in the interim, the child's adoptive parents have integrated her into their family, caring for her as their own. So who gets the...

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