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  • Dear Birthmom

    11/24/2021 4:19:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | November 24, 2021 | Ryan Bomberger
    Dear Birthmom, You don’t know me, but you saved me. As I’m writing this, I’m trying, as I have so many times, to picture your face. Nothing comes to mind. It’s a void that’s been there all of my life. Your eyes, your nose, your hair, your skin. I have no idea what you look like. When I see my reflection, I know you’re in the face that is looking back at me. I searched for you years ago after I graduated with my Master’s Degree. My heart longed to simply tell you how grateful I am. I wanted to...
  • Injecting Anti-Racism Activism Into the Adoption Process Won’t Help Black Children

    10/23/2021 8:25:52 AM PDT · by karpov · 14 replies
    Quillette ^ | October 23, 2021 | David K. Ryden
    A headline on Newsweek’s web site grabbed my attention in early May: “Wokeness Has Come for Adoption. It’s the Children Who Will Suffer.” This is a subject I know well: My wife and I have fostered three child refugees—from Zimbabwe, Guatemala, and Honduras respectively. These foster children are functionally adopted, and have become full-fledged members of our family. The article noted that a vice-president at Bethany Christian Services, the largest Christian adoption agency in the country, had told a reporter that allowing white families to adopt black children from the foster care system “can cause a lot of harm to...
  • PHOTO– 101-Year-Old Woman Adopts Oldest Cat in Shelter: ‘Our Hearts Are Full’

    10/09/2021 5:27:54 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-8-21 | Amy Furr
    A 19-year-old cat named Gus was brought into a North Carolina shelter recently, and the Humane Society of Catawba County’s executive director, Jane Bowers, said his owner was “heartbroken.” Bowers told Daily Paws they were forced to surrender him because of unforeseen circumstances, the website reported Thursday. At the shelter, Gus received a screening that showed he was enjoying good health. However, even with the organization’s funds for extra health care and help from another location, Bowers said there was still concern about him having to spend the rest of his life in a shelter. But it was not long...
  • Ohio woman finds son she put up for adoption 33 years ago through 23andMe

    08/15/2021 5:26:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    WEWS ^ | Aug 13, 2021 | Jade Jarvis
    WADSWORTH, Ohio — For years, an Ohio woman has wondered about the son she gave up for adoption more than three decades ago. What does he look like? What does he do for a living? Was he happy? Well, thanks to the popular DNA genetic testing service 23andMe, she now has those answers and more. Melanie Pressley was just 18 when she got pregnant with her first child — a boy. Her boyfriend at the time wasn’t supportive and wanted her to get an abortion. Pressley refused and continued on with the pregnancy. But eventually, she knew she couldn’t keep...
  • Adoption Success Story Simone Biles Uses Her Platform To Back Abortion

    08/12/2021 10:47:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 12, 2021 | Auguste Meyrat
    Biles parroted the slogan 'your body, your choice,' with a series of eye-roll emojis responding to those who 'gonna say ‘just put it up for adoption’.'The Simone Biles news cycle seems to have come to a disappointing end. In the beginning, she entered the Olympics as America’s gymnast champion. Then, out of the blue, she removed herself from the team competition as well as the all-around individual competition.This sparked controversy over whether she was a hero modeling good mental health or a selfish quitter. For all that, she did eventually compete once more on the balance beam to win bronze...
  • Woman charged for abandoning 3 children for nearly 2 weeks in feces & insect-filled home

    06/23/2021 9:05:50 AM PDT · by bgill · 18 replies
    news4SA ^ | June 23, 2021 | WOAI
    Lorraine Sue Garza, 45, was charged on June 18 with two counts of abandoning or endangering a child. According to the arrest report, a woman called police because she was giving three children, ages 11, 13, and 15, food and letting them shower at her home. The children told her that their mother left the house on June 3 and hasn't been back since. San Antonio police spoke with the 15-year-old girl, who told them that their mother just left and took the family's only cell phone with her, so there was no way they could contact her. The water...
  • Catholic League Declares SCOTUS Ruling ‘Huge Victory’ for Religious Liberty

    06/18/2021 9:34:26 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jun 2021 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    Catholic League President Bill Donohue praised Thursday’s Supreme Court’s ruling in Fulton v. Philadelphia, calling it a “huge victory for religious liberty.” In its decision, the U.S. Supreme Court said that Catholic foster care agencies can reject gay couples when placing children for adoption. “This is a huge victory for religious liberty and a resounding defeat for LGBTQ activists,” Donohue said in his essay. The original case against Catholic foster care, in fact, did not stem from any complaints of discrimination but was the result of gay activists who “launched a contrived assault on the rights of Catholic social service...
  • Adopted man marries his mom’s biological daughter in wild wedding mix-up

    04/07/2021 5:16:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 6, 2021 | Kate Sheehy
    A Chinese woman gained more than a daughter-in-law at her son’s wedding last month — when she discovered the bride was actually her biological child. The woman noticed for the first time at the March 31 wedding that her son’s bride had a distinctive birthmark on one of her hands — just like the child she gave up for adoption years ago, the Oriental Daily reported. The stunned woman turned to the bride’s parents and asked, “Did you by any chance adopt your daughter?’’ the outlet said. The bride’s parents responded yes — revealing a secret they had kept from...
  • New York Legalizes Buying Babies And Selling Pregnancy

    02/26/2021 8:12:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 26, 2021 | Auguste Mayrat
    By defining parenthood by intention instead of biology, legalized surrogacy becomes a vicious process that is destructive of human life.One of the last states to do so, New York recently legalized commercial surrogacy. This means New Yorkers can now pay women to carry a baby to term. Under New York’s law, which state Sen. Brad Hoylman touts as “a model for other states,” surrogate mothers are also guaranteed legal representation and an abortion if they so choose.Naturally, Gov. Andrew Cuomo touts this as a triumph of “love over fear” and a much-needed update to the law. In contrast to the...
  • ‘Worst Cooks in America’ winner charged with killing daughter tweeted about kids’ white privilege

    02/08/2021 11:24:54 AM PST · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 8, 2021 | 12:00pm | Lee Brown
    The “Worst Cooks in America” winner charged with killing her three-year-old daughter had tweeted about her adopted kids’ “white privilege” days earlier — and how she would “protect” them from “the evil of this world.” Ariel Robinson, 29, and her husband Jerry, 34, are both charged with homicide by child abuse over little Victoria Rose Smith, who died from multiple blunt-force injuries in their home in South Carolina on Jan. 14. Robinson — who won season 20 of the Food Network show — repeatedly posted pictures of the young girl, one of three white children she and her husband adopted...
  • The Dad Who Rescued Me

    01/29/2021 8:56:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 29, 2021 | Ryan Bomberger
    Last Friday, January 22, was the most painful day of my life. I lost the most incredible man I ever knew: my Dad. I tried to articulate some of my thoughts on social media:Today is the most painful day of my life, yet like my Dad always said: "Rejoice in the Lord, always, and again I say rejoice." So, I rejoice that this morning at 6:23am, Heaven gained a beautiful soul who loved Jesus and people (especially his family) with his whole heart. Henry Bomberger was a man who embodied what it means to be a man of God. Today,...
  • Lin Wood accuses John Roberts of illegally adopting two young children from Wales through Jeffrey Epstein

    12/31/2020 6:39:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 12/31/2020 | Scott Boyd
    Chief Justice John Roberts has faced many accusations over the years, particularly in the last few weeks as his weak leadership of the Supreme Court has seemed to be the primary roadblock to President Trump correcting the fraudulent 2020 election. He’s been accused of working to block the President’s reelection, of traveling to Epstein Island, and of a few other things. Most of the accusations have been debunked.A new accusation comes from attorney Lin Wood. The famed lawyer who has filed multiple lawsuits challenging the 2020 election has not been shy about sharing conspiracy theories, and this one definitely falls...
  • What Was Great About 2020

    12/30/2020 11:48:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | December 30, 2020 | Jeff Jacoby
    ONE YEAR AGO, in a column headlined "What was so great about the 2010s," I remarked that the first decade of the 21st century, "for all its sorrows, has been the best time to be alive." Despite the media's relentless focus on bad news, I argued, humankind was living in the most fortunate era our species had ever known.Then came 2020.The past 12 months have brought misery, turmoil, and distress on a scale that most Americans couldn't have imagined last New Year's Eve: the emergence of the coronavirus, a torrent of sickness and death, economic and social lockdowns, a tidal...
  • Hungary amends constitution to redefine family, effectively banning gay adoption

    12/18/2020 12:06:06 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/16/20
    BUDAPEST - Hungary amended the definition of family in its constitution Tuesday to allow an effective ban on adoption by same-sex couples, another win for the ruling conservatives but decried by one pro-LGBTQ group as "a dark day for human rights." The nationalist Fidesz party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has worked to recast Hungary in a more conservative mold since winning a third successive landslide in 2018,and anti-gay verbal attacks and legislation have become common. In recent years Orban, facing a unified opposition for the first time, has doubled down on propagating his increasingly conservative ideology, deploying strong language...
  • ‘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