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Baby Veronica returned to adoptive parents

The Cherokee child known as Baby Veronica, who is at the center of a far-reaching legal dispute over Native American law, has been returned to her adoptive parents, Matt and Melanie Capobianco. - The Washington Post

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Baby Veronica Custody Case

by AdoptionMedia on
03 Sep 2013 01:36 PM
Category: Domestic Adoption (http://www.cbsnews.com)

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has granted an emergency stay to keep a 3-year-old Cherokee girl with her biological father and plans to hear arguments from his lawyers and those of the girl's adoptive parents later Tuesday. - CBS News

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Couple uses billboard in hopes to adopt baby

by AdoptionMedia on
22 Aug 2013 10:00 AM
Category: Domestic Adoption (http://www.wafb.com)

That's why the Maryland couple decided to make themselves standout in other state. Taking out this billboard on the New Jersey turnpike with their photo, phone number website and five words: "Loving couple looking to adopt." - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

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Adoption numbers rising for kids in foster care

by AdoptionMedia on
16 Aug 2013 10:24 AM
Category: Domestic Adoption (http://www.usatoday.com)

The percentage of kids adopted from foster care is swinging upward, a new report suggests. - USA TODAY

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Judge Finalizes Baby Veronica Adoption In South Carolina

by AdoptionMedia on
01 Aug 2013 11:12 AM
Category: Domestic Adoption (http://www.newson6.com)

Lawyer James Fletcher Thompson said Wednesday that the adoption was now complete and a plan was in place to transfer the child from the custody of her father. He did not share details, and the hearing was closed to the public. - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - KOTV.com |

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Temporary Daughters: When Adoption Falls Apart

Last October, we received "the call" from our adoption agency telling us that a baby girl was born in Bethlehem, Pa., and her birthparents chose us to be her forever parents. It's the call that all adoptive parents hope and wait for. | NBC 10 Philadelphia

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Rock Hill attorney involved in nationally-recognized adoption case

Rock Hill attorney Dale Dove handles adoption cases every day. He watches birth mothers make heart-wrenching decisions to give their children better lives and adoptive parents glow with joy when they finally learn they’re going to have a child in their homes. | Rock Hill Herald Online

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Cherokee Nation files petition for Baby Veronica adoption rehea

by AdoptionMedia on
23 Jul 2013 09:16 AM
Category: Domestic Adoption (http://www.live5news.com)

"It is very troubling that the South Carolina Supreme Court would move to terminate the parental rights of a man who has proven to be nothing but a fit and loving father, without even holding a hearing to determine what is in his own child's best interests," said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. "What is best for Veronica has not even been considered by the court. We pray the South Carolina Supreme Court grants our request for a due process hearing to determine what is in this child's best interests." - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

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Could Facebook help with adoption?

by AdoptionMedia on
17 Jul 2013 12:25 PM
Category: Domestic Adoption (http://www.iol.co.za)

Five months pregnant and unsure what to do about it, Sesa Juliana was mindlessly scrolling through Facebook one night when she stumbled upon a small advertisement. It pictured two smiling men on a sailboat and read: “Loving gay couple seeks open adoption of a baby. Contact us if you’d like to place your baby in a home full of joy!” - Independent Online

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Supreme Court ruling on Indian adoptions disappoints some

Arizona experts said the Supreme Court’s recent ruling against a Native American father who was fighting to stop his daughter from being adopted may only have “muddied the waters” for future cases. | Arizona Capitol Times

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Would-be parents go online to adopt

As the Internet and social media infiltrate almost every aspect of life, they have also become a tool for people seeking to find, or offer, children for adoption. No one knows how many adoptions have resulted from online connections, but at a time when adoptions can take years the potential ease of finding a match online is appealing. - Nation - The Boston Globe

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Adopting a Black Baby is Cheaper Than Adopting a White Baby

by AdoptionMedia on
03 Jul 2013 10:33 AM
Category: Domestic Adoption (http://www.policymic.com)

When Minneapolis native Caryn Lantz and her husband, both white, decided to adopt, they were open to adopting any child, regardless of ethnic background. According to NPR, the two were shocked to discover that some babies could be adopted more economically than others. They were faced with an uncomfortable truth of American adoption today: it is far cheaper to adopt a black child than a child of any other race. - policymic.com

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For Children in LGBT Unions, Supreme Court Ruling Falls Short

Whichever way the Supreme Court wind blows for or against the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8, many children in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LTBT) families will continue to be shortchanged by current Social Security restrictions. - New America Media

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Supreme Court rule for couple over baby girl's adoption

by AdoptionMedia on
25 Jun 2013 10:51 AM
Category: Domestic Adoption (http://www.reuters.com)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a lower court order requiring a South Carolina couple to turn over a young girl they had raised since birth to her biological father simply because he was an American Indian.| Reuters

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What Would Have Happened to Me if You Didn't Adopt Me?

She tried rephrasing her question, working to put voice to what was concerning her. “Well, why was she living in that place, the orphanage? Why hadn’t someone adopted her yet? Why were all those girls waiting to be adopted?” - Chicagonow.com

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