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  • ‘Ms. Ripley immediately made arrangements for me to join their family when she first noticed the scars on my body’

    11/24/2020 11:20:19 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 30 replies
    My Positive Outlooks ^ | Today | Humans of New York
    My brother and I were both placed into foster homes at a young age. He was lucky—he went to a family called the Ripleys. I went through four different homes in three years, and each one was worse than the next. I’d get to see my brother every few months. Ms. Ripley would take us for lunch at McDonalds, and that’s when she first noticed the scars all over my body. She immediately made arrangements for me to join their family. Back then the word ‘family’ didn’t mean much to me. But the Ripleys made me feel welcome in their...
  • Philadelphia Foster Care Case Challenges Justice Scalia’s Most Controversial Opinion

    11/13/2020 9:10:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 13, 2020 | Elizabeth Slattery and Anastasia Boden
    Fulton is part of a broader effort to hold the government to a higher standard whenever it limits our freedom—from our ability to speak, work, exercise religion, or simply live as we choose. On Nov. 4, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a challenge to the city’s exclusion of Catholic Social Services from participation in the foster care system due to its views on same-sex behavior. This may sound like a run-of-the-mill battle in the culture war, but there’s a lot more to it.Fulton is part of a broader effort to hold the government...
  • Heartwarming: Amy Coney Barrett Just Adopted A Local Troubled Youngster Named Hunter

    10/19/2020 3:10:10 PM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 10/19/2020
    According to sources, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has adopted her 8th child, a troubled local youngster named Hunter. In a touching story of love triumphing over all odds, the Barrett family fought for custody of Hunter and welcomed him into their family for the first time this week. "This family has love to spare," said Judge Barrett. "We just knew we had another child out there somewhere. We were told by the agency that young Hunter had his fair share of issues, but we knew we would be up to the challenge." According to friends of the family,...
  • Colorado Couple's Adoption Plans Wrecked by Child Neglect Charges for Briefly Letting a Kid Nap in the Car

    10/14/2020 2:08:23 PM PDT · by karpov · 39 replies
    Reason ^ | October 14, 2020 | Lenore Skenazy
    Let your child nap in the car on a cool day while you run into the hardware store and you might have to say goodbye to your dreams of adoption. That's what happened to a Colorado couple we'll call Ted and Jen. (Their real names have been redacted to protect their identity.) Last spring, Ted's three-year-old fell asleep on his way to Ace Hardware. He parked where he could still see her as he entered the store, and was gone for just 20 minutes. It was 40 degrees outside, according to Jen. A passerby called the cops, because many people...
  • Why The Left Is Attacking Amy Coney Barrett For Adopting Kids From Haiti

    09/29/2020 11:49:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 29, 2020 | Jayme Metzgar
    When all of life is reduced to racial struggle, adoptive families are a threat. When rumors suggested Friday that President Donald Trump was set to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, a particularly vile line of attack began to emerge from leftist activists and blue checkmarks on Twitter. While some of these tweets were later deleted or walked back, the left had tipped its hand: Barrett’s two young, adopted children are not considered out-of-bounds for witch hunts and smears. Nor was this line of questioning limited to Twitter, according to Diane Kunz of the Center for Adoption...
  • Democrat Operatives savage Amy Coney Barrett as racist for adopting Haitian children

    09/26/2020 2:06:09 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 69 replies
    Democrats now have their talking points.. Some White colonizers "adopted" Black children. They "civilized" these "savage" children in the "superior" ways of White people, while using them as props in their lifelong pictures of denial, while cutting the biological parents of these children out of the picture of humanity. Ibram X. Kendi @DrIbram 2:04 PM · Sep 26, 2020·Twitter Web App
  • SICK & READY TO POUNCE: Liberal Activists Try to Bring Amy Coney Barrett's Adopted Children Into Political Fight

    09/26/2020 6:51:58 AM PDT · by wrrock · 42 replies
    TG ^ | 9/26/2020 | Evan
    It appears some liberal activists are getting ready to pounce on Amy Coney Barrett's adopted children. One activist says everything he sees about her transracial adoption "is deeply concerning." One Democrat staffer questions the legitimacy of adoption. READ MORE...
  • Making Room in Our Hearts

    06/20/2020 5:24:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | June 20, 2020 | Kathryn Lopez
    Adoption made the news in recent days because of a Republican congressman unveiling the surprise news that he has been raising an adopted son from Cuba. Though the reaction on the hyperpartisan internet has been shrill and unpleasant, perhaps this can nudge us toward a radical shift in our thinking -- one where adoption is more commonplace, because we are more welcoming. A week before the congressman's adoption kerfuffle was the Feast of the Corpus Christi on the Catholic calendar. Traditionally, it's a day of Eucharistic processions. I heard of a few, but they were much reduced in these pandemic...
  • Chief Justice Roberts Unusual Adoptions Investigated

    06/18/2020 9:20:58 AM PDT · by Oregon Valkyrie · 43 replies
    Voat ^ | OregonAngel2
    Multiple media sources have said the Roberts had trouble adopting their children. They had made multiple attempts to adopt without success. Married in their 40’s natural birth at that time was virtually impossible. "Lisa Tucker McElroy’s John G. Roberts Jr.: Chief Justice reveals that their adoption experience was “long and difficult.” In the summer of 2000, a birth mother chose the Roberts to adopt her baby. … Another adoption agency had called them. They called back, and the agency offered another baby. Jack and Josie were born just four months apart. The exact circumstances of Roberts’ adoption remain a private...
  • You Can’t Fix Tough Adoptions With ‘Re-Homing,’ Only Faithfulness

    06/03/2020 6:38:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 3, 2020 | Katy Faust
    We tend to think if the road is hard, we are on the wrong road. With adoption, the opposite is usually true: The road is hard because we are doing it right. Myka Stauffer of YouTube fame has “re-homed” her autistic, adopted Chinese child, Huxley. Stauffer became widely known in large part due to the video documentation of her adoption journey. Huxley’s emotional gotcha-day video has more than 5 million views.Over the following two years, Stauffer posted regular updates of Huxley’s progress, including his autism diagnosis and references to his therapy. A few months ago, fans started noticing Huxley’s increasing...
  • Firefighter Adopts Baby He Delivered On Rescue Call: 'We're Thick As Thieves' [approx 2 minute video]

    03/22/2020 5:17:52 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 11 replies ^ | Feb 14, 2017 | Inside Edition
    Sweet, uplifting little video:Firefighter Adopts Baby He Delivered On Rescue Call: 'We're Thick As Thieves'
  • Nike on State Adoption: Just Don't Do It

    02/07/2020 6:43:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    FRC Action ^ | February 7, 2020 | Tony Perkins and FRC Action Senior Writers
    Nike loves selling kids shoes -- it just doesn't care if they have a home to wear them in. That's the amazing revelation from a new campaign against Tennessee adoption. The sports giant, which is still on a lot of Americans' you-know-what list after dissing the national anthem, isn't doing itself any favors by signing a letter telling Christians to get out of the childcare business. In a letter that was also signed by corporate titans Amazon, Dell, Mars, IKEA, Hilton, Marriott, and others, a collection of national CEOs warned the state that letting faith groups keep their adoption and...
  • Tennessee governor says he will sign anti-gay adoption bill

    01/16/2020 6:22:52 AM PST · by TomServo · 15 replies
    NBC via AP ^ | 1/15/2020 | Mark Humphrey
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday that he’ll sign into law a measure that would assure continued taxpayer funding of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies even if they exclude LGBT families and others based on religious beliefs. The GOP-controlled Senate gave the bill final passage on the first day of the 2020 legislative session after it was initially approved by the House last April. The bill was sent to the Republican governor amid warnings by critics of possible negative consequences for Tennessee’s reputation. Lee’s communication director, Chris Walker, confirmed in a statement Tuesday evening that the...
  • Find Jonah a home for Christmas! Texas boy, 12, who is praying to be adopted after four years in foster care says God is the reason he still smiles

    12/13/2019 4:26:23 PM PST · by RummyChick · 11 replies
    A 12-year-old Texas boy, who is praying to be adopted, says God is the reason he's still smiling despite still being in foster care. Jonah, whose last name wasn't provided, is currently in the custody of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and has spent four years waiting to be adopted by a forever family. He sat down for an interview with WFAA 8 in Dallas for the station's Wednesday Child segment, which focuses on children hoping to be adopted. He says that God keeps him grinning when he's feeling down. 'He's brought me through many, many things,'...
  • North Tonawanda single mother adopts 5th child adding to a brood of 8 (Amazing Mom)

    12/12/2019 8:42:21 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    WIVB ^ | 12 12 2019 | Angelica Morrison
    Meet CJ, he’s a two year old with a new lease on life, that’s because on Thursday he was adopted. He was born two months early and was found in a house all alone. He was rushed to a hospital where he recovered — and that’s when Michelle Lavett took him in. “He was addicted to drugs when he was born. He had a really, really rough beginning, but he’s come such a long way,” said Lavett. Michelle and her husband adopted CJ’s three older siblings. And, the timing of CJ’s adoption is bittersweet for the family. “It’s very symbolic,...
  • Meet The Young Boy Who Invited His Entire Kindergarten Class to His Adoption Hearing

    12/06/2019 9:11:35 AM PST · by steveben · 19 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | 12/06/2019 | The Viral Mag Team
    Boy Invites His Entire Kindergarten Class to His Adoption Hearing—and the Ceremony Was Incredibly Sweet. A 5-year-old boy named Michael from Grand Rapids, Michigan, showed up for an adoption hearing on Thursday. The heartwarming thing was that his entire kindergarten class turned up to cheer him on and congratulate him on starting a new chapter in his life
  • Trump Administration Proposes Rule Protecting Faith-Based Adoption Agencies

    11/04/2019 8:11:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/02/2019 | Matt Margolis
    The Trump administration has always been an advocate for religious liberty, and on Friday they reaffirmed that commitment by proposing rolling back an Obama-era rule that denied federal funding to foster care and adoption groups that exclude LGBT parents—which would be a huge win for faith-based organizations and the First Amendment. The White House says the rule from the Department of Health and Human Services is needed to remove barriers that prevent some nonprofits from helping vulnerable people in their communities. It would apply to a broad range of organizations that receive federal support, such as those that get...
  • From foster care to the most decorated gymnast of all time: Simone Biles

    10/24/2019 3:11:28 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    LiveAction ^ | Oct 22, 2019 | Nancy Flanders
    This month, Simone Biles became the most decorated gymnast of all time when she earned five gold world medals at the World Championship on October 13. Biles’ birth mother struggled with addiction and when Biles was just three years old, she and her siblings were taken from their mother and placed in foster homes. For three years, they bounced from home to home, never feeling as though anyone saw them. Then her grandfather and his wife stepped up to adopt Biles and her sister. “Although I was young when my foster care ordeal began, I remember how it felt to...
  • Federal Judge Rules Catholic Adoption Agency Can Refuse LGBT Parents

    09/30/2019 8:15:24 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 15 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 09-30-19 | Matthew Vadum
    In a victory for religious freedom, a federal judge in Michigan ruled a Catholic adoption agency that contracts with the state will be allowed to refuse to handle adoption requests that would place children with LGBTQ couples. The judge pointedly noted that in opposing the agency, the state’s attorney general engaged in a “targeted attack” on the agency’s “sincerely held religious belief.” The ruling came Sept. 26 in a case cited as Buck v. Gordon, which involved Lansing-based St. Vincent Catholic Charities, along with Chad and Melissa Buck, parents of five children with special needs, and Shamber Flore, a former...
  • Cognitive Dissonance 101

    09/08/2019 10:41:22 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 8, 2019 | Liberty Hangout (Kaitlin Bennett)
    A lesson on cognitive dissonance8 minute video