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  • I Will Raise Your Baby, Queline – Let Her Live

    04/17/2016 7:47:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April | Matt Barber
    This is like nothing I’ve ever written before. It’s an open plea for prayer, an open window into my heart and that of my wife, Sarah, and an open last-ditch effort to reach out to a cherished young Jewish woman in New York City who finds herself in a desperate situation.Most importantly, it’s a frantic attempt to save a life – the precious life of a precious person whom, though we’ve never met, we already love.Let me explain.I was thumbing through my Twitter feed the other night and came across a tweet that immediately caught my eye. A woman named...
  • The abortionist injected Sarah’s brain with poison: but she didn’t die…until 5 years later

    03/07/2016 6:45:46 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 14 replies
    Life-Site News ^ | Mar 10, 2015 | Operation Rescue staff
    In July of 1993, a 15-year old mother was brought to Women’s Health Care Services to abort her little girl in the late stages of pregnancy. In fact, so far advanced was the pregnancy that the baby was already in position for delivery. Not having yet perfected his induction method of abortion, according to accounts, George Tiller “injected the baby’s head, in two places, the left side of her forehead above the eyebrow and at the base of the skull, with Potassium Chloride, leaving permanent burn marks and needle track scars.” When the young mother returned the next day for...
  • Supreme Court overturns Alabama court ruling against a lesbian mother’s adoption

    03/07/2016 3:14:17 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 7, 2016 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday overturned an Alabama Supreme Court ruling that said the state should not recognize a lesbian mother’s adoption of three children in neighboring Georgia. The court overturned the decision without scheduling the case for oral arguments and full briefing. It said the Alabama high court’s decision ignored long-standing precedent that state courts must recognize legitimate rulings by courts in other states. The justices already had granted a stay request from one of the mothers, identified in court papers as V.L. The Alabama high court said Georgia courts violated their own state laws in granting the adoptions...
  • Planned Parenthood discourages adoption, promotes abortion

    02/15/2016 9:42:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | February 12, 2016 | Sarah Terzo
    There is a great deal of evidence that abortion providers, particularly Planned Parenthood, discourage women from choosing adoption and instead heavily promote abortion. This is not surprising when you realize abortions bring in revenue for abortion facilities, whereas adoptions do not. Statistics also show that a very high number of pregnant women who go to Planned Parenthood are getting abortions rather than placing their children in adoptive homes. According to LifeNews, for every adoption referral Planned Parenthood makes, 174 women have abortions. Abortion providers have sometimes revealed that adoption was discouraged in their clinics. And Then There Were None, an...
  • Couple Shares Their Joy of Adopting a Physically Disabled Baby Others Called a “Curse”

    02/10/2016 9:08:15 PM PST · by kathsua · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    When Adam was born, his future was very grim. The baby boy was born in India with severe physical defects, and his birth parents abandoned him. Some people called him a curse. Even after hospital staffers, husband and wife Raja and Jessica Paulraj, adopted him, doctors predicted that Adam would not live long. But four years later, Adam is alive and strong, proving that his life and the lives of people with disabilities are worth fighting for, according to an update about the family at Live Action News. Adam was born with severe physical deformities, including a cleft lip and...
  • “Blind Side” Mom of Michael Oher Praises Adopted Son on Making Second Super Bowl

    02/05/2016 9:34:43 PM PST · by kathsua · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    On Super Bowl Sunday, proud adoptive mom Leigh Anne Tuohy will watch her son play football for the second time in the biggest American sports game of the year. Tuohy’s son Michael Oher is the offensive lineman for the Carolina Panthers and formerly the Baltimore Ravens, who he helped to achieve victory in the 2013 Super Bowl. Oher’s life had a troubled beginning. When Oher was born, his mother was addicted to drugs and his father was in prison. He struggled in school, moved through homes in foster care and spent time homeless until he met Leigh Anne and her...
  • Bill would toss adoption preference for heterosexual couples [Arizona]

    01/24/2016 6:02:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2016 10:09 PM EST | Bob Christie
    Democrats in the Arizona Legislature want a law that requires judges to give preferences to married heterosexual couples in adoption stricken from the books. The legislation introduced in both the Senate and House removes current language giving preferences to a husband and wife over others in adoptions. Backers say the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last year legalizing same-sex marriage bans laws giving preferences to heterosexual couple over gay couples. Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, also said single parents shouldn't be given second-tier status on adoptions so the proposal completely eliminates preferences for married couples. He said single parents are just as...
  • OMG! I am not ready for the adoptive daughter to find us!

    01/15/2016 7:00:26 PM PST · by EBH · 116 replies
    1/15/2016
    Last weekend my now deceased brother's daughter contacted the family. She was given up at birth, but her older brother never was. I am NOT happy about revisiting the circumstances or the results and demise of my brother, her father, with her. Giving a child up for adoption is almost like committing suicide. It is the last out...for the future. I have no way of candy coating her biological father. He was beyond evil in many ways. So far so, that he is the only reason I installed an alarm system on my house at the time. And he was...
  • Norway Begins Adoption Process for 5 Children Seized From Christian Parents

    01/03/2016 12:11:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/03/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Norwegian child services have begun the adoption process for five children who were seized from a Romanian Pentecostal family in November after concerns were expressed about the parents' Christian faith, the family says. As previously reported by The Christian Post, the five children of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu were seized by the Barnevernet (Norway's child services agency) on Nov. 16 after the principal of the middle school their two oldest daughters attend cited concerns about the children's religious upbringing and how the parents were teaching their kids that God punishes sin. Although the principal only asked the Barnevernet to offer...
  • If Everyone Read This Shelters Would Be Empty

    12/31/2015 8:05:13 AM PST · by Tarasaramozart · 82 replies
    The Dodo ^ | December 31, 2015
    If Everyone Read This, The Shelters Would Be Empty For anyone who has ever dropped off a pet at a local shelter, it's mostly a passing hell. There's some paperwork. Probably some tears. Occasionally, people from a local animal welfare group will camp out front, hoping to change your mind. No shelter, of course, can refuse an animal. But they can euthanize them — and often do, in a matter of days. Those days can be some of the most stressful, confusing and sad days of a dog's life. Do people who drop their pets off at high-intake shelters really...
  • Catholic Caucus: The Clintons abuse of a saint-to-be

    12/21/2015 12:57:45 AM PST · by topher · 6 replies
    Vanity/Various | 21-December-2015
    In the 1994 Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, people are seen giving Mother Teresa of Calcutta a loud standing ovation. Of course, the cameras show Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as the Gores, sitting and almost frowning at the end of this 'rousing speech about the family'. Later, the Clintons tried to adopt a baby/child from Mother Teresa's Foundation. However, they could not as Mother Teresa had a strict policy not to give a child in adoption to a couple who had done things that prevented them from having children (contraception/abortion). Because of the timing of the Death of...
  • Three young children find out they can stay after unwrapping adoption papers on Christmas morning

    12/09/2015 8:44:30 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9 December 2015 | Stephanie Linning for MailOnline
    This is the heart-warming moment three young children found out they could stay with their family 'forever and ever' as they unwrapped their adoption papers on Christmas morning. The video shows American couple Michael and Sarah Perks giving their foster children the good news as they sit down to open the gifts piled underneath the tree. The eldest child, a boy, breaks down in tears when he opens a box and sees the adoption papers for him and his two biological siblings.
  • Watts Love Got To Do With It? Everything

    11/26/2015 7:38:50 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    Thanksgiving is an outward act of inner gratitude. This holiday is more than pumpkins, turkeys, and commercially hyped Black Fridays. Thanking God for our blessings, giving selflessly and generously, and loving one another is at the heart of this day, which should be a daily occurrence. Being thankful is not always a natural response. People rescued from brokenness tend to have a better perspective on gratitude. I'm daily reminded of being saved from abortion. I was conceived in rape, yet given the incredible opportunity, through adoption, to love and be loved. Today, as an adoptive father, I have the awesome...
  • Baby adopted out WITHOUT father's consent (Utah)

    11/20/2015 3:13:54 PM PST · by Domandred · 71 replies
    Jamie Nielsen Facebook ^ | 11/19/2015 | Jamie Nielsen
    My little brother’s baby was taken away from him last night, 11-18-2015, here in Cache County Utah. I’m writing this for all of my friends, family and community, in hopes that this issue gets out to the public and into the open. It is heart breaking and has apparently already affected a number of families here in Utah, because of a more recently passed Utah law. A brief summary of the law is that a biological father, even listed as the father on the child’s birth certificate, does not have to sign and consent for his child to be adopted...
  • Yes religious liberty matters (Vanity)

    09/01/2015 6:04:47 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 4 replies
    free republic ^ | 9/1/15 | cripplecreek
    A few items I found when my Michigan legislative update arrived this morning. The liberal attack on religion is not going to ease up and democrats will force religious based adoption agencies to provide victims to homosexuals. House Bill 4840: Mandate faith-based adoption agencies participate in placements with homosexuals Introduced by Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D) on August 20, 2015, to essentially repeal the 2015 law that prohibits requiring adoption agencies to participate in child placements that violate their moral convictions (which essentially means faith-based agencies and placements with homosexuals). http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=170106 House Bill 4841: Mandate faith-based adoption agencies participate in placements...
  • Gay’ Couple Face Trial for Raping at Least 5 of their 9 Adopted Sons…[Isaiah 24]

    07/10/2015 5:47:03 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 29 replies
    Jews News ^ | 7/10/2015 | Admin
    A judge on Friday allowed two Glastonbury men, accused two years ago of sexually assaulting two of their nine adopted boys, to withdraw their no-contest pleas and take their cases to trial. The unusual action came during what was to be a sentencing hearing for George Harasz and Douglas Wirth, who entered pleas in January to one felony count each of risk of injury to a minor. They agreed to suspended prison sentences. The only issue for Friday’s hearing was to be whether each would be required to register as sex offenders...
  • Was Supreme Court Justice John Roberts Blackmailed?

    06/25/2015 12:06:44 PM PDT · by Cowman · 85 replies
    the blaze ^ | Jun. 25, 2015 11:59am | Wayne Root
    Is the idea implausible that this same Obama administration that orders IRS attacks, then orders destruction of key evidence, would stop at nothing to save Obama’s signature achievement? Is it impossible to believe that Obama and his socialist cabal that learned from Saul Alinsky that “the ends justify the means” would hold something over a Supreme Court justice’s head? It’s time to ask the question loudly and boldly because something is clearly wrong in Washington, D.C. Is that the purpose of government agencies like the IRS and the NSA that are abusing our rights – to listen to us, to...
  • Adopted Woman Raised as Black Finds Out at Age 70 That Her Birth Parents Were White

    06/24/2015 3:05:53 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | 24 June 2015 | AVIANNE TAN
    Verda Byrd spent the past seven decades of her life as a black woman, but at age 70, she discovered a shocking family secret her parents took to their grave that she's recently made peace with -- she was born white. Byrd, now 72, was adopted as a baby in 1943 by her black parents, who never told her that her biological parents were actually white, she said, explaining that she only uncovered the truth in 2013 about her birth after she went on a search for her biological parents' history.
  • Michigan legislature protects adoption agencies

    06/16/2015 8:06:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | Friday, June 12, 2015 | Charlie Butts
    Michigan has moved to protect the religious freedom of adoption agencies. Both houses of the Michigan legislature passed the bill in recent days and Gov. Rick Snyder signed it into law Thursday. Gary Glenn, a state representative and head of the American Family Association of Michigan, says the law protects faith-based adoption agencies so they can continue to provide adoption referral services to the state and to local governments without violating their religious convictions.
  • Michigan Lawmakers Give Religious Adoption Agencies Freedom to Deny Gay Couples

    06/13/2015 6:24:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/12/2015 | Ray Nothstine
    Bucking the trend of states that have caved on religious liberty due to fear of reprisals from gay activists, Michigan passed a law Thursday offering protections to religious adoption agencies from being forced to place children in the homes of same-sex couples. The law had broad support in the Republican controlled legislature and was signed on Thursday by Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican. Snyder has voiced opposition to a broader religious liberty bill statewide that mirrors the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed by former President Bill Clinton. RFRA protections, once non-controversial and bipartisan now face the ire of gay...
  • Michigan Senate gives blessing to religious objection LGBT adoption bills

    06/11/2015 12:08:20 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 20 replies
    MLive ^ | June 10, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI — Private faith-based adoption agencies that receive state funding but choose to deny service to gay parents on religious grounds have won the blessing of Michigan's Republican-led Legislature. The state Senate, in an unexpected and unannounced move, took up religious objection adoption legislation on Wednesday, approving the three-bill package in a series of 26-12 votes.
  • 13-Year-Old Raped by Her Stepfather Rejects Abortion, Meets Her Daughter Decades Later

    06/02/2015 2:32:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | June 2, 2015 | CHERIE MILLER
    “I thought I was a broken person.” That’s what I explained to my husband just after I told him my story.My mom married my stepfather while she was still pregnant with me, so it wasn’t until years later that I found out he was not my biological father.  I never knew my biological father — it was a family secret, and to this day, I still don’t know him.  This family secret was not the only one, but secrets can become normal for someone unless they are revealed.Growing up was “normal” for me, I thought.  I have three younger brothers  —...
  • Adopted 'Father' and 'Son' to Marry

    05/21/2015 9:57:08 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 20 May 2015 | not given
    Adopted 'Father' and 'Son' to Marry Pennsylvania couple Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur are legally adopted father and son, but soon they will marry. The couple of more than 50 years registered as domestic partners in 1994, but were told after moving from New York City to Pennsylvania that “hell would freeze over before Pennsylvania approves same sex marriage.” Since they needed to do estate planning, a lawyer advised them that the only way to become legally related was through adoption. This year, however, a federal district court declared the state’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, so the couple petitioned to...
  • At 16, A Monster Got Her Pregnant. 77 Years Later, She Meets The Baby She Gave Up.

    05/13/2015 7:23:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Little Things ^ | 05/12/2015 | Barbara Diamond
    In 1928, 16-year-old Minka Disbrow was on a picnic in the woods when she was assaulted and raped. Suddenly, this innocent farm girl was pregnant and terrified. The baby was secretly born, named Betty Jane, and placed for adoption. For decades, Minka wrote letters trying to receive updates on her daughter. She kept loving and praying for Betty Jane, even though she never thought they’d meet again. Nearly 80 years later, Minka whispered a prayer: “Lord, I’d like to see Betty Jane before I die. I promise I won’t bother her or interrupt her life. I just want to lay...
  • At 16, A Monster Got Her Pregnant. 77 Years Later, She Meets The Daughter She Gave Away

    05/11/2015 7:55:45 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 33 replies
    Littlethings.com ^ | 5/9/2015 | Barbara Diamond
    In 1928, 16-year-old Minka Disbrow was on a picnic in the woods when she was assaulted and raped. Suddenly, this innocent farm girl was pregnant and terrified. The baby was secretly born, named Betty Jane, and placed for adoption. For decades, Minka wrote letters trying to receive updates on her daughter. She kept loving and praying for Betty Jane, even though she never thought they’d meet again. Nearly 80 years later, Minka whispered a prayer: “Lord, I’d like to see Betty Jane before I die. I promise I won’t bother her or interrupt her life. I just want to lay...
  • ‘Gertie’s Babies,’ Sold at Birth, Use DNA to Unlock Secret Past

    04/10/2015 12:58:35 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04 April 2015 | Kirk Johnson
    Sue Docken’s start in life, in 1951, with a no-questions-asked cash adoption at the hands of a midwife, had strong elements of the crime scene that it was. Her adoptive father was told to stay in the car and keep the motor running. His wife went into a nondescript office building in Butte, Mont., where she met with the midwife, Gertrude Pitkanen, and was handed the hours-old infant and the afterbirth, offered a peek through a curtain at the young mother lying in a bed, and told to leave. The afterbirth was thrown out the window on the drive home,...
  • Florida Set To Repeal 38-year-old Ban On Gay Adoption

    04/09/2015 7:01:38 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 83 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 8, 2015 | Gary Fineout
    Florida’s nearly 40-year-old ban on gay adoption - which hasn’t been enforced for the past five years - is about to be tossed out by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature. But it’s not going without a fierce debate, including whether the state should adopt a separate law that would let private agencies use religious or moral grounds to turn away gay couples seeking to adopt children. Some Republicans say this “conscience” law is needed to ensure that faith-based organizations handling adoptions will keep offering their services, but other legislators have compared the measure to Indiana’s religious objections law and said it...
  • Birth Records Sealed for 50 Years To Be Released Friday

    03/16/2015 8:00:25 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 38 replies
    wkef abc 22 ^ | 3-16-2015
    DAYTON -- Imagine never knowing who your biological parents are, or where you came from. That is the reality for 400K people born in Ohio from the mid 1960's until 1996. Their birth records have been sealed, until this Friday. The law originally passed in 1963 was designed to give birth parents some protection, and it was heavily supported by the adoptive parents. But fast forward 50 years, and attitudes have changed. "I've always known that I was adopted... and I've always known that I wanted to find my birth parents," said Beth Miller who described her childhood as ordinary...
  • ''The Drop Box': Heart-Wrenching Film About a South Korean Pastor Who Saves Abandoned Babies

    02/08/2015 8:23:47 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 4 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | 2/2/15 | Leah Marieann Klett
    The heart-wrenching yet inspiring story of Jong-rak Lee, a pastor who has made his life's mission to save abandoned babies left on the streets of Seoul, South Korea, is coming to theaters on March 3rd by way of a Focus on the Family documentary titled The Drop Box. Since 2009, Pastor Lee has taken society's most vulnerable members--unwanted babies--into his home through a "Drop Box," where the infants could be dropped off rather than left on the streets to die. The Drop Box is equipped with lights and a heater and reads in Korean, "Please don't throw away unwanted or...
  • LBGT Demands For Other People’s Children Are Misogynistic

    02/04/2015 11:50:17 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 3, 2015 | Rivka Edelman
    The U.S. Supreme Court has recently announced it will review a November decision by the Sixth Circuit Court—which represents Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee—that upheld marriage as between a man and a woman. Will the Supreme Court side with the two judges in the majority, or with the one dissenting judge? The majority ruling dismisses any possibility of a constitutional right to gay marriage, while the dissent focuses on an entirely different question of whether gay parents are as good as straight ones. The latter controversy is something that the majority decision explicitly refused to weigh in on, so...
  • "I Have Absolutely No Regrets" | A Birth Mother's Story

    01/22/2015 11:11:19 AM PST · by absentee · 3 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/22//2015 | Amelia Hamilton
    It’s hard to tell my story without sounding like I am blaming people. I think it is important to know the difference between explanations, blaming, and excuses. I just think it’s important for others to be able to identify. Like so many experience, what seemed to me a happy home when I was small, turned into dysfunction, heartache, and disaster over the course of my double-digit years and throughout high school. My Dad was a fun-loving and good-humored man with a tortured soul who eventually battled his demons with alcohol alone. I watched my childhood knight slowly, then suddenly slide...
  • Christian Golfer Bubba Watson in the Process of Adopting Second Child

    12/31/2014 11:30:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/31/2014 | Stephanie Samuel
    Over the Christmas holiday, Christian pro-golfer Bubba Watson announced that he and wife Angie Ball are in the process of adopting a daughter. On Christmas Eve, Watson posted a picture of his son holding a baby girl in his arms on his Instagram account with the message, "Caleb has a brand new baby sister, Dakota. Watson Family is now 4 and we are so blessed! #ABCD." He published a second picture days later of himself with little Dakota captioned, "Daddy-daughter Selfie!! #ProudDad." The two-time Masters winner and his former WNBA playing wife are no strangers to adoption. The couple adopted...
  • College students tell story about abortion

    12/17/2014 9:08:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | May 29, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    One young woman, a college student at Texas Christian University, tells the following story: “Several years ago, a 19-year-old mother found herself pregnant in Houston, Texas from a one night stand. She had a thriving acting and modeling career and was planning to move to LA to persue more in the performing arts as soon as she had enough money. Her parents were ex-pats in Indonesia, and she was living alone in the big city with no one to turn to. She had enough money to get an abortion, and she had the legal right to get an abortion since...
  • An adopted boy who survived abuse has touched the nation with a hug.

    12/05/2014 7:25:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | Christina Martin
    Devonte Hart is touching the hearts of hundreds of thousands across the country. An image taken at a Ferguson Rally shows Devonte hugging a police officer with tears streaming down his face. As soon as the picture was posted this 12 year old boy from Portland, Oregon became a symbol of hope in the midst of a nation divided by racial tensions. Devonte was at the rally with his mother, Jen Hart. As Devonte held a sign that said ‘Free Hugs’ a police officer came over to talk with him. After making general conversation Sgt. Bret Barnum asked Devonte why...
  • Pro-choice adoption worker wished some of her clients could have aborted their children instead

    11/30/2014 12:18:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Nov 30, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    During this National Adoption Month, a pro-abortion website called “RH Reality Check” released an article entitled Adoption Is Not a Universal Alternative to Abortion, No Matter What Anti-Choicers Say. The point seems to be to assuage pro-choice advocates who like abortion more than adoption– a feat during National Adoption Month (November), when adoption advocates flood the internet with positive stories. Adoption must be confusing to abortion advocates. It’s a choice that, instead of asking What do I want right now?, asks, What is best for the person who depends on me for his everything? Contrasted with the egocentric nature of...
  • West Virginia mom with 34 children explains why she isn't done adopting

    11/20/2014 3:26:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 8 replies
    nydailynews ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | Victoria Taylor
    Jeane Briggs and her husband, Paul, have five biological children and 29 adopted ones. Taking in orphans, especially those with health problems or disabilities, is ‘what my husband and I feel called to do by our faith,’ the 58-year-old told The News. And there are plans to continue to expand the family.Think the holidays are chaotic at your house? Imagine celebrating with 34 children — all of whom are your own. Jeane Briggs, 58, and her husband Paul, 59, have five biological children and 29 adopted ones. The Briggs kids are between ages 35 and 4 . While they don't...
  • Heroic boxing coach adopts two brothers learning they were in squalid conditions

    11/06/2014 2:36:46 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 12 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 6 November 2014 | Lydia Warren
    He's a city cop by day - but by night, Detective Jack Mook is working on his toughest case yet. Mook, a Gulf War veteran who also teaches boxing to Pittsburgh-area kids, fostered two of his young students after learning they were living in abusive conditions with a foster family. And now after two years, Mook and the boys, 11-year-old Jessee and his 15-year-old brother Josh, have finally become a legal family - after Mook adopted them in September. It means the bachelor, 45, is now adapting to a new routine of homework and healthy meals.
  • Homosexual Marriage: A Watershed Issue for Evangelicals

    10/20/2014 2:46:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | October 20, 2014 | Rob Schwarzwalder, senior vice president, Family Research Council.
    There is a point where decision on contentious, difficult issues is unavoidable. With respect to homosexual conduct, the American Evangelical church has reached that point. There is no ignoring the determination of the gay and lesbian activists to insist upon complete social and legal normalization of homosexual conduct; from the adoption of children by same-sex couples to the judicial recognition of same-sex unions as marriages every bit as complete as those enjoyed by heterosexual couples. Thus, Christians cannot avoid the need to decide which side they are on. The Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to allow current judicial rulings...
  • The Secret Synod Does What We Expected: Evil

    10/14/2014 5:49:20 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 37 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 10/13/14 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    As if we didn’t know it before, today we learned why the Secret Synod was conducted in secret, with the faithful not being permitted to see the texts of the participants’ addresses or even to know which bishop or cardinal was advancing which position. The Secret Synod was conducted in secret because evil advances in shadows. Many others, and not just traditionalists, have already expressed outrage over the disastrous “Relatio post disceptationem,” which appeared on the Vatican website today, October 13. This is the anniversary of Pope Leo’s vision of Satan’s attack on the Church (leading to his composition of...
  • Discarded Children Still Bring in Subsidy Checks for the Adoptive Parents Who Tossed Them Aside

    09/02/2014 12:03:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | Nick Nehamas
    Hundreds of adoptive parents in New York City who've sent their children to live elsewhere continue to get monthly government subsidies of up to $1,700 per child. They can continue receiving the checks until the child turns 21 years old.They gave up on their “hard-to-place" adopted kids — but not on the government check intended for the discarded kids’ care. Hundreds of adoptive parents across the five boroughs who've sent their children to live elsewhere are continuing to pull in monthly checks of up to $1,700 per child while the city, state and feds look the other way, the Daily...
  • Same-sex Adoption: Not as Harmless as Portrayed

    08/28/2014 12:44:46 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 28 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Published on American ThinkerBy Enza Ferreri You may often see articles in the media claiming that "research has shown" that children of same-sex couples are thriving, in fact are physically and psychologically doing just as well as, or even better than, children of couples who are - let me use this currently underused word - normal. Are these works reliable? In July such a study, carried out in Australia, was much trumpeted by that pillar of "progressive" thinking, The Washington Post, under the headline "Children of same-sex couples are happier and healthier than peers, research shows". Researcher Simon Crouch...
  • Same-sex Adoption: Not as Harmless as Portrayed

    08/27/2014 5:48:44 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 27, 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You may often see articles in the media claiming that "research has shown" that children of same-sex couples are thriving, in fact are physically and psychologically doing just as well as, or even better than, children of couples who are -- let me use this currently underused word -- normal. Are these works reliable? In July such a study, carried out in Australia, was much trumpeted by that pillar of "progressive" thinking, the Washington Post, under the headline "Children of same-sex couples are happier and healthier than peers, research shows". Researcher Simon Crouch and his team at the University of...
  • Bill would protect faith-based adoption agencies against discrimination

    08/05/2014 8:26:49 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 4 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/5/14 | Catholic News Service
    Two lawmakers July 30 introduced a measure they say is needed to protect faith-based agencies that provide adoption and foster care services from discrimination based on their religious beliefs. U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, and U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pennsylvania, introduced companion bills titled the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2014. “This bill is about fairness and inclusion. It is about ensuring that everyone who wants to help provide foster or adoptive care to children is able to have a seat at the table,” Kelly said in a statement. “Faith-based charities and organizations do an amazing job of administering...
  • Children raised by same-sex couples healthier and happier, research suggests

    07/05/2014 6:46:16 AM PDT · by wonkowasright · 76 replies
    Children of same-sex parents enjoy better levels of health and wellbeing than their peers from traditional family units, new Australian research suggests. In what they described as the largest study of its type in the world, University of Melbourne researchers surveyed 315 same-sex parents and 500 children about their physical health and social wellbeing. Lead researcher Doctor Simon Crouch said children raised by same-sex partners scored an average of 6 per cent higher than the general population on measures of general health and family cohesion. "That's really a measure that looks at how well families get along, and it seems...
  • Orphan Davion Only who became famous is thrown out by adoptive parents

    07/04/2014 6:37:08 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2014 | By Associated Press
    The orphaned Florida teen whose impassioned plea for a family to 'love him forever' prompted an outpouring of sympathy from around the country has been removed from his foster home following a physical altercation with another child and the father. After 16 years of floundering in foster care, after taking the pulpit at a St. Petersburg church last September asking someone - anyone - to adopt him, after his story was shared around the world and 10,000 people offered to help or take him home, Davion Only moved to Ohio in March to live with the parents who had promised...
  • 800 babies buried in septic tank at Irish home for unmarried mothers

    06/04/2014 9:51:45 PM PDT · by boatbums · 493 replies
    AFP/Dublin/Yahoo News ^ | 06/042014 | unknown
    Almost 800 babies and children were buried in a mass grave in Ireland near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns, according to new research Wednesday which throws more light on the Irish Catholic Church's troubled past. Death records suggest 796 children, from newborns to eight-year-olds, were deposited in a grave near a Catholic-run home for unmarried mothers during the 35 years it operated from 1925 to 1961. Historian Catherine Corless, who made the discovery, says her study of death records for the St Mary's home in Tuam in County Galway suggests that a former septic tank near the...
  • Gallup Poll: Strong Majority Now Believe Gays Should Be Allowed to Adopt Kids

    06/02/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 213 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/02/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    A strong majority, 63 percent, of Americans now say that same-sex couples should have a legal right to adopt a child, according to a new Gallup poll. About one in three, 35 percent, are opposed. The result is the opposite of 1992, when Gallup first polled the question. Sixty-three percent said homosexual couples should not be legally permitted to adopt in that year. In 1998, that number declined to 57 percent. In 2003 and 2007, Americans were about equally divided on the question. The recent poll was the first time Gallup showed a clear majority supportive of giving same-sex couples...
  • Maya Angelou: The Decision That Changed My Life: Keeping My Baby

    05/28/2014 1:20:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    Life News ^ | May 28, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Writer and poet Maya Angelou died this morning, according to a family statement. She was found by her caregiver and was reportedly been in poor health and had canceled recent scheduled appearances.Harold Augenbraum, from the National Book Foundation, said that Angelou’s “legacy is one that all writers and readers across the world can admire and aspire to.”But while most people are aware of her professional work, they don’t know Angelou’s personal background as well.Angelou had one son Guy, whose birth was described in her first autobiography, one grandson, and two great-grandchildren. She became pregnant as a teenager and could have...
  • Catholic family branded 'bigoted' .... not wanting their children to be adopted by gay couple

    05/24/2014 7:21:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    mail online ^ | Steve Doughty,
    FULL TITLE: Catholic family branded 'bigoted' by social workers for not wanting their children to be adopted by gay couple A Catholic family were labelled bigots by social workers after they complained about the adoption of their children by a gay couple. The parents, of Slovak Roma origin, protested after they discovered that their two youngest boys, aged four and one, were not going to be adopted by the Roman Catholic family they had asked for. They claimed the gay adoption would humiliate the children and deprive them of their Roma heritage and Catholic faith, and said the decision amounted...
  • Exclusive: We'll never give her back! Biological family of 9-year-old girl ripped from foster parent

    05/16/2014 10:18:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 May 2014 | By Will Payne and Sara Malm
    "The biological family of a little girl taken from her foster parents and returned to her jailbird father have branded her adoptive mom and dad, ‘selfish’ for fighting to get her back and vowed never to give her up again. Sonya, aged nine, had been in the care of Kim and David Hodgin, from Dickson, Tennessee for more than seven years, but she was recently handed over to ex-con John McCaul in Omaha, Nebraska. The Hodgin family have released a heart-breaking phone conversation, revealing Sonya’s desperate pleas, begging to be reunited with them."