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  • 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.
  • Crooked Hillary's Forgotten Scandal

    10/23/2016 8:41:32 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 17 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | October 23, 2016
    In the third presidential debate, in reference to the issue of illegal immigration, Hillary Clinton claimed that "I don't want to rip families apart." But as First Lady, she was responsible for a law that has done exactly that. Most recent media attention regarding Hillary Clinton's many corrupt activities, even from conservative sources, has focused on Hillary's criminal misconduct related to her illegal deletion of government emails, her corrupt Clinton Foundation "charity", and the massive corruption revealed in emails published by WikiLeaks. But there is another scandal that is arguably worse than any of the other ones - as the...
  • 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...
  • An exceptional man: Vietnamese man adopts unwanted children to save them from abortion

    07/23/2016 1:49:37 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    Life Site ^ | 6/11/16 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Tong Phuoc Phuc is an exceptional man, with an exceptional way of dealing with the rampant abortion rate in Vietnam: He adopts the unwanted children. Over fifty of them so far, to be exact. In Vietnam, abortion is common and practiced at nearly every hospital. Faced with often crippling poverty, women often choose abortion—over 114,000 of them every single year. Faced with the reality that many of these women do not know where to turn and a severe shortage of shelters for pregnant women, Phuc has opened the doors of his home to any mother who needs care and needs...
  • Supreme Court Ruling On Polarizing Immigration Executive Order Could Come This Week

    06/22/2016 2:17:04 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 35 replies
    patch.com ^ | 6/22/2016 | Tony Cantu
    The high court will determine if Obama's DAPA -- Deferred Action for Parents of Americans -- is Constitutional. AUSTIN, TX -- The U.S. Supreme Court this week could rule on a far-reaching immigration-related case that would allow the parents of immigrant children to stay in the country legally. United States v. Texas, the pending U.S. Supreme Court case hinges on the constitutionality of an Obama administration initiative -- Deferred Action for Parents of Americans -- known by its acronym DAPA. The program was unveiled by Obama in November 2014 as an executive action, in a move to grant deferred action...
  • 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...