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Supreme Court Hands Big Win
to Native American Tribes
Jun 15, 2023 10:40 AM CDT
Supreme Court Hands Big Win to Native American Tribes
Justices uphold law stipulating Native American kids up for adoption go to Native American families
- The Supreme Court delivered a big win to American Indians on Thursday, upholding a law that stipulates Native American children up for adoption should go to Native American families. NPR reports that the 7-2 ruling defied predictions, with Amy Coney Barrett writing the majority opinion and only Clarence Thomas and...
Court Undoes Marine's Adoption
of Afghan War Orphan, 3
Mar 31, 2023 3:50 PM CDT
Court Undoes Marine's Adoption of Afghan War Orphan, 3
Rare move means US couple will again have to try to win permanent custody
- In a highly unusual ruling, a state court judge on Thursday voided a Marine's adoption of an Afghan war orphan, more than a year after he took the little girl away from the Afghan couple raising her. But her future remains uncertain. For now, the child will stay with...
Puppy Ditched by Owner at
Airport Gets His Happy Ending
Dec 27, 2022 8:00 AM CST
Puppy Ditched by Owner at Airport Gets His Happy Ending
United Airlines employees took care of puppy left in San Francisco until pilot could adopt him
- United Airlines has used "Fly the Friendly Skies" and "Good Leads the Way" as recent slogans, and both apply in a case out of California that has found a puppy his forever home. CNN reports on the plight of Polaris, a dog of unknown breed who was abandoned...
Afghan Couple Sues:
US Marine Stole Our Baby
Oct 20, 2022 11:04 AM CDT
Afghan Couple Sues: US Marine Stole Our Baby
US court granted Joshua Mast custody of a foreign citizen, whose relatives allege fraud
- US Marine Corps attorney Joshua Mast and his wife, Stephanie, say they "acted admirably" in adopting a young war orphan from Afghanistan. But an Afghan couple tells a very different story, saying Mast stole the child—a relative they gained custody of after her parents and siblings were killed...
Often Give Up
Not Like This One
Feb 19, 2022 5:30 PM CST
DNA Tests Often Give Up Family Secrets. Not Like This One
Jaclyn Peiser reveals what the children born to Anne Bryntwick discovered
- Mike Mitchell, who died in 1991, raised eight children with his wife. One of them, David, was born in Montreal on March 15, 1954. More than 60 years later, David learned a girl born in the same city on the very same day was also Mike Mitchell's child. In...
'Abandoned Twice' Teen Kills
Self After Reunion With Parents
Jan 27, 2022 11:42 AM CST
'Abandoned Twice' Teen Kills Self After Reunion With Parents
China's Liu Xuezhou dies of suicide after reunion with birth parents goes sour
- A Chinese teen who'd recently tracked down his biological parents using the power of social media has died, apparently of suicide, after that reunion went sour—a case now shining a spotlight on everything from cyberbullying to the sale of children in China. Per the
, Liu Xuezhou,...
Sue Over Thwarted
in the Gut'
Jan 21, 2022 8:54 AM CST
Jewish Couple Sue Over Thwarted Adoption: 'Punched in the Gut'
Tenn. husband and wife say Christian-based agency wouldn't help them due to their religion
- Two years ago, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a law giving religious adoption agencies the OK to refuse to place a child if doing so would buck its "written religious or moral convictions or policies," per the
Knoxville News Sentinel
. Now, the state is seeing its first lawsuit...
Jan 14, 2022 4:50 PM CST
Mom Makes Drastic Move After Learning of Sperm Donor's Lies
Japanese mother gives up baby upon finding out donor fibbed about education, ethnicity
- A woman in Japan who thought the man she commissioned as a sperm donor was also from Japan, and educated at an elite university, was distressed to find out that wasn't the case—facts she found out when she was already pregnant and it was too late to have...
Cop Who Responded to
Murder Scene Adopts Survivor
in case you missed it
Aug 1, 2021 7:00 AM CDT
Cop Who Responded to Murder Scene Adopts Survivor
Detective Mike Blair bonded with injured boy in the hospital
- A Florida boy who was stabbed and set on fire by his own father now has a new dad—one of the officers who responded to the scene. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Detective Mike Blair says that when he arrived at the scene in March 2018, he was told...
Supreme Court Unanimously
Backs Catholic Group
Jun 17, 2021 11:42 AM CDT
Supreme Court Unanimously Backs Catholic Group
Ruling says foster care organization has the right not to work with same-sex couples
- The Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case involving same-sex couples Thursday, but the votes didn't fall into a liberal-conservative split. This was one 9-0. The court ruled in favor of a Catholic foster care agency in Philadelphia that will not in principle work with LGBTQ couples, reports...
Has Found His
Apr 28, 2021 8:48 AM CDT
America's 'Worst Dog' Has Found His Forever Home
Prancer, described in viral ad as a 'demonic' Chihuahua, has found his 'perfect match'
- Is Prancer really the "worst dog in America" ? Not according to Ariel Davis, the 2-year-old Chihuahua's new owner, who answered a viral adoption ad that didn't exactly make Prancer sound like a great catch. NPR notes that while ads trying to adopt out rescue dogs usually...
They Kept a Vow Not to Talk for
51 Years. Then They Married
Mar 16, 2021 10:35 AM CDT
They Kept a Vow Not to Talk for 51 Years. Then They Married
Biological daughter who was put up for adoption played a role
- It's not often a person can say they introduced their parents, but that's sort of true for Arkansas' Laura Mabry. Mabry, who was adopted as an infant in 1968, took a DNA test in 2019 that connected her with her birth mother, Donna Horn. During text and email...
Poland Bars Gay
People From Adopting
Mar 11, 2021 4:35 PM CST
Poland Bars Gay People From Adopting
Nation is closing a loophole
- Poland is doubling down on its anti-gay policies despite pushback from the European Union. The government said Thursday that it would close a loophole and ensure that no gay people will be allowed to adopt a child, reports Reuters . Current Polish law prohibits gay couples from adopting, but some homosexuals...
BFFs Make Startling Discovery
After Taking DNA Tests
in case you missed it
Mar 7, 2021 11:31 AM CST
BFFs Make Startling Discovery After Taking DNA Tests
Cassandra Madison and Julia Tinetti of Connecticut find out they're actually sisters
- There are scatterings of stories about long-lost siblings meeting after completing DNA testing kits. But one such story is especially amazing because, as the
reports, the two women who discovered they were sisters were already great friends. Cassandra Madison and Julia Tinetti developed a close relationship while working...
They Hoped to Adopt. They
Walked Into a 'Baby Mill'
in case you missed it
Dec 5, 2020 7:00 AM CST
They Hoped to Adopt. They Walked Into a 'Baby Mill'
Ex-Arizona official jailed for 'baby-selling' scheme prosecutors say spanned 3 states
- A former Arizona elected official and adoption lawyer has been sentenced to six years in prison in Arkansas for what prosecutors say was a scheme that involved smuggling dozens of pregnant women from the Marshall Islands into US states to give birth, reports the
. Paul Petersen, 45, "...
Baby Waiting to Be Born
for 28 Years Is Finally Here
Dec 2, 2020 6:54 AM CST
Baby Waiting to Be Born for 28 Years Is Finally Here
Molly Gibson, born from an adopted embryo frozen in 1992, sets a world record
- In a twist on adoption, a Tennessee infant born in October now holds a world record that was previously claimed by her big sister. Per the
New York Post ,
Tina and Ben Gibson had tried to have a child for five years, but they'd struggled to conceive (Ben has...
They Made Their Adoption
Public, and Things Went Bad
in case you missed it
Aug 29, 2020 2:00 PM CDT
They Made Their Adoption Public, and Things Went Bad
YouTuber Myka Stauffer's decision to give up adopted boy has led to a massive backlash
- In the bio for her YouTube channel , which has nearly 700,000 subscribers, Myka Stauffer describes herself as "a Mommy of 4 from Ohio and Married to My best friend." Unspoken is that until earlier this year, Stauffer and husband James had five children. The missing child is...
Boy Asks to Be Adopted,
and Thousands Respond
Aug 17, 2020 11:30 AM CDT
Boy Asks to Be Adopted, and Thousands Respond
'I hope one of y'all pick me,' says 9-year-old Jordan in Oklahoma
- When a 9-year-old boy named Jordan was interviewed by station KFOR in Oklahoma, he had a simple request. "I would just like to have a family to call mom and dad, or just mom, or just dad. I don't really care," said Jordan, who has been in...
Sia: I'm Now a
Grandmother at 44
Jul 1, 2020 12:49 PM CDT
Sia: I'm Now a Grandmother at 44
Adopted son 'just had two babies,' singer says
- Less than six weeks after revealing that she is a mother , singer Sia has disclosed that she is now also a grandmother. In an appearance on Zane Lowe's Apple Music show Tuesday, the 44-year-old Australian said the younger of the two teenage sons she adopted last year "just...
YouTuber Under Fire Over
Decision on Adopted Son
in case you missed it
May 31, 2020 1:45 PM CDT
YouTuber Under Fire Over Decision on Adopted Son
Myka Stauffer and husband give up son they adopted with special needs
- A popular YouTuber has revealed that she and her husband made the wrenching decision to give up the now 4-year-old boy they adopted in 2017 from China because his special needs—including autism—proved too overwhelming. And now Myka Stauffer is taking heavy criticism online, with hashtags such as cancelmykastauffer...
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