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  • Couple adopts seven brothers and sisters who were split up in three separate foster homes

    12/15/2017 4:47:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    KFOR ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2017
    A Florida couple just became a family of nine after adopting seven children - all brothers and sisters and all at once! Sofia and Dashoan Olds said they always knew they might adopt some day, according to Today. The Olds said once they saw a news story about the siblings, it just felt right to adopt. "I like to say I felt like it was a calling. Honestly, when I saw that picture, it was automatic.""There was no question, if they allow us to adopt these children, we will do it," said Sofia. "I like to say I felt like...
  • Evangelical Couple Denied Application to Adopt Child Because They Disagree With Gay Marriage

    11/13/2017 10:11:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/12/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An evangelical Christian couple from Alberta, Canada, said that their application to adopt a child was rejected by the government because they do not agree with gay marriage. The couple, who weren't named in the legal documents, have filed a discrimination case against Alberta, claiming that their religious views on marriage being a union between a man and a woman were targeted, CBC News reported. "The casework supervisor explained that our religious beliefs regarding sexuality were incompatible with the adoption process," an affidavit calling for a judicial review of the government's decision said. "The casework supervisor said this stance was...
  • Catholic agency denies adoption to couple who hold Christian view of sexuality

    11/12/2017 7:36:23 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 10, 2017 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    A Christian couple in the Canadian province of Alberta have been told by local Catholic Social Services and the provincial government that they are unfit to adopt children because they accept Biblical teaching regarding the immorality of homosexual acts, according to their attorneys at the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. The married couple, whose initials are given as “C.D. and N.D,” have filed a civil suit against the province alleging religious discrimination, and calling the decision to reject their candidacy for adoption “unreasonable and void by virtue of arbitrariness, bias, bad faith, as well as breaches of procedural fairness and...
  • Catholic agency denies adoption to couple who hold Christian view of sexuality

    11/10/2017 4:40:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 35 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 10, 2017 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    A Christian couple in the Canadian province of Alberta have been told by local Catholic Social Services and the provincial government that they are unfit to adopt children because they accept Biblical teaching regarding the immorality of homosexual acts, according to their attorneys at the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. The married couple, whose initials are given as “C.D. and N.D,” have filed a civil suit against the province alleging religious discrimination, and calling the decision to reject their candidacy for adoption “unreasonable and void by virtue of arbitrariness, bias, bad faith, as well as breaches of procedural fairness and...
  • If The GOP Repeals The Adoption Tax Credit The Party Should Disband

    11/08/2017 1:24:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/08/2017 | AllahPundit
    Does the leadership of this party have actual, diagnosable brain damage? Of all the places in the tax code they could try to find some extra revenue, the supposedly pro-life GOP decides to squeeze … middle-class adoptive families?While funding Planned Parenthood in their budget?While our billionaire president is grumbling privately to Democrats that they should repeal the estate tax, which only bites the mega-rich?We’re past the point of wondering whether the GOP wants to lose. The question now is whether they deserve to lose. Judging from this account by Haley Byrd of the IJR, all signs point to yes:...
  • Paul Ryan Defends Elimination of the Adoption Tax Credit

    11/08/2017 12:41:30 PM PST · by WVMnteer · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Lauretta Brown
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) defended the repeal of the adoption tax credit in the GOP’s current tax reform bill Wednesday following pushback from fellow Republicans and pro-life organizations. "It is a tax credit that goes to higher income individuals. Middle and lower income people don't get it today," Ryan said during a discussion on the tax reform bill held by the Washington Examiner.
  • Texas adoption agencies could ban Jews, gays, Muslims [barf]

    05/06/2017 8:51:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2017 11:37 PM EDT | Meredith Hoffmann
    Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Five other states have passed similar laws protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents or other households on religious grounds — but Texas’ rule would extend to state-funded agencies. Only South Dakota’s is similarly sweepingly. […] Republican sponsors of Texas’ bill say it is designed to support the religious freedom of adoption agencies and foster care providers. Many of...
  • Amazing couple adopts 6 siblings to keep them all together

    05/03/2017 6:19:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Aletelia ^ | May 2, 2017
    And they already have five biological children of their own! Having five kids can be a bit of a handful at the best of times, but when you throw in another six — in one day — well, you’re asking for a whole lot more work, but hopefully a whole lot more love, too. It takes courage (and a little touch of daring) but this is exactly what Christopher and Christina Sanders from Ohio signed up for when they recently fulfilled a promise they had made to each other when they started fostering children. As biological parents to five children, the...
  • Dead Russian lawyer Magnitsky found guilty

    07/11/2013 4:30:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2013 2:38 PM EDT | Jim Heintz
    More than three years after he died in prison, whistle-blowing Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was found guilty of tax evasion by a Moscow court Wednesday. The posthumous trial of Magnitsky was a macabre chapter in a case that ignited a high-emotion dispute between Russia and Washington that has included U.S. sanctions against Russians deemed to be human rights violators, a ban on the adoption of Russian children by U.S. citizens and calls for the closure of Russian non-governmental organizations receiving American funding. Magnitsky was a lawyer for U.S.-born British investor William Browder when he alleged in 2008 that organized criminals...
  • Angelina Jolie’s Latest Adoption Scandal

    03/21/2017 2:12:39 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 30 replies
    yahoo ^ | 3/20.17 | Elizabeth Durand Streisand
    Angelina Jolie has been no stranger to scandal over the years, but the latest storm that’s brewing could be one of the most serious yet — if it proves to have any merit at all, that is. Mounh Sarath, an aid worker in Cambodia, is claiming that he listed himself as the father of Maddox Jolie-Pitt on the boy’s adoption papers to help speed up the process for the actress in 2003. “She had to change his name, so the only way was for me to do it. I said he’s my son,” he explained. Allegedly, Jolie was supposed to...
  • A Kansas Resident's Upset the Children In a Viral Adoption Listing Are White

    03/17/2017 6:43:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    MRC TV ^ | March 14, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Just when you thought the obsession with race in this country couldn’t get any worse, it gets worse. One Kansas resident is a leading contender for the position of "Worst Person In the Entire World" for her racially-charged reaction to siblings who were merely looking for a family to adopt them so they could stay together. Over the weekend, the Kansas City Star ran a “Family Wanted” listing featuring five adorable children who were looking to find a forever home to adopt them so they didn’t have to be separated. The “Family Wanted” listing spoke about Bradley, 11, Preston, 10, Layla, 8, Landon,...
  • Family adopts child without arms or legs, and shows world that love conquers all

    03/04/2017 2:35:35 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 4, 2017 | Zelda Caldwell
    One year after adopting their daughter, who was born without arms or legs, Adrianne and Jason Stewart decided to to share with the world how blessed they feel to have her as a member of their familyLast week, Adrianne posted a video on Love What Matters, a site dedicated to sharing inspiring stories. Maria, now 3 years old, she, wrote,“ has given us far more than we will ever give her. She is so full of joy and light, and is an inspiration to all who meet her.”That video has since been viewed more than 800,000 times and shared over...
  • Nancy Pelosi Tells Adopted Woman: Your Mom Should Have Had the “Choice” to Abort You

    02/03/2017 9:21:43 PM PST · by detective · 73 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb 3, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has made some pretty outrageous statements about abortion in the past. During a recent CNN Town Hall event, Pelosi stuck her foot in her mouth again when she told a young woman who was adopted that her mother should have had the “choice” to abort her. “I am part of the pro-life generation,” college student Brianna Kristyn Roberts told Pelosi. “I believe that abortion is not the answer for unplanned pregnancy.
  • Dreams crushed for couples hoping to adopt children

    02/02/2017 4:24:13 PM PST · by digger48 · 43 replies
    wthr ^ | : 02/02/17 | RICH VAN WYK
    INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Couples in Indianapolis and across the country saw their dreams of adopting children crushed in bankruptcy overnight. Without warning, the Independent Adoption Center closed its doors. Hopeful parents are heartbroken and looking for answers. Stacy and Mark Green had every reason to be happy. They thought they were close to adopting a newborn child. That changed overnight. "At this point, I don't see any chance of us having a child," Stacy said. Kristin and David Baldock's dream of having a child may also have vanished. Kristin described the emotions of receiving an email announcing the closing. "Just...
  • Trump LGBT Executive Order: Ban Gay Couples from Adopting

    01/30/2017 6:40:48 PM PST · by drewh · 141 replies
    Inquisitor ^ | 1 hour ago
    Donald Trump is reportedly planning an executive order that would allow LGBT discrimination, rolling back laws protecting gay and transgender people from businesses or social services and putting a ban on gay couples adopting — but gay rights groups are ready to fight back. Though Trump has yet to officially unveil the LGBT executive order, several sources have reported that it is ready to be signed this week. Citing sources close to the White House, LGBTQ Nation reported that the order would “allow for discrimination in a number of areas,” including workplace discrimination. The report went on to cite some...
  • Mother charged in teen's killing and dismemberment was an adoption supervisor

    01/09/2017 6:14:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    philly.com ^ | January 9, 2017 | Pamela Lehman,
    A woman charged with killing her adoptive daughter in a violent rape-and-murder fantasy previously worked for Northampton County Division of Children, Youth and Families as an "adoption supervisor" before she was suspended in 2010, authorities said Monday. Sara Packer, the adoptive mother of 14-year-old Grace Packer, is charged in Bucks County along with Jacob Sullivan, Sara Packer's boyfriend, in the death of the teen, who had been reported missing last summer. Sara Packer, 41, of Horsham Township, was charged Sunday with homicide, rape, conspiracy, kidnapping, and abuse of a corpse. Authorities also charged Sullivan, saying he and Packer plotted for...
  • Free Loving Cat

    12/21/2016 7:21:38 PM PST · by virgil283 · 20 replies
    Found this cat in backyard. It really is loving and all, overall. Does not really bit very much but does have very sharp feet. Will only eat food off of the stove though. But he is free. Not responsible once you pick up.
  • Boy Mows Lawns to Buy Gravestone for the Father He Never Knew

    10/06/2016 8:26:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2016
    A 11-year-old boy spent his entire summer mowing lawns to buy his father a marker for his grave. Brandon Bakke was adopted at birth and recently started asking his adopted family about his birth parents. It turns out Brandon’s father, Terrence, had recently died and was buried in Chicago without a gravestone. “I don’t think anybody should go unknown in life,” Brandon told WDAY. Brandon spent his summer mowing lawns for neighbors and strangers to earn money. Once he made enough money, he reached out to Dakota Monument and worked with artists and designers to create a perfect maker to...
  • International adoptees learn that they’re not citizens

    09/03/2016 3:03:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 3, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Since we’re apparently going to be examining every other aspect of immigration policy over the course of this election, we may as well toss this log on the fire as well. The Washington Post examines a specific class of US residents who don’t get very much attention in this debate, and while it doesn’t apply to a huge swath of the population, it’s causing some problems all the same. We’re talking about people who were born in other nations but adopted by American parents. If their new family doesn’t take care of all the paperwork to make them citizens as...
  • The Moral of the Simone Biles Story

    08/12/2016 12:23:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2016 | Mona Charen
    We know that America is feeling like a cancer patient at the moment. Doctors explain that there are only two options: amputate a limb or go through chemotherapy, which might save the limb, but also might kill us. We shuffle around in a daze, scarcely believing that there are no good exits from this house of mirrors. So, in the spirit of escapism from our national crisis, let's turn to the Olympics. It's not that the Olympics have exactly been a beacon of righteousness through the years. In 1936, Adolf Hitler did his best to make the games an infomercial...