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Cherokee Nation files petition for Baby Veronica adoption rehea

by AdoptionMedia on
23 Jul 2013 09:16 AM
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"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." - | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

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SC Supreme Court awards custody of child in American Indian adoption dispute to state couple

South Carolina courts originally said the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act — a federal law intended to keep Indian children from being taken from their homes and typically placed with non-Indian adoptive or foster parents — favored her living with her biological father, Dusten Brown. - The Washington Post

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Could Facebook help with adoption?

by AdoptionMedia on
17 Jul 2013 12:25 PM
Category: Domestic Adoption (

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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Lollipop man adopted at birth finds his real father 44 years later... and they both do the same job for the same council

I hadn’t seen my dad for 44 years and I managed to get in touch with his daughters, my half-sisters via Facebook, they told me to write to him, so I did. | Mail 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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How Did I Get to Be Me?

If we can LEARN something, we can also UNLEARN it! The implications of the above is that I can change IF I choose, that while I may not be able to change what has happened to me (e.g. sexual abuse, adoption, death or illness, divorce, etc.), I can choose to change my perspective or "frame" of the event. | PRNewswire | Rock Hill Herald Online

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Infertility Scorecard: One Family's Journey to Creating a Family

Nearly one in eight couples experience the heartache associated with infertility. Add that up and that is more than seven million Americans who struggle conceiving a child. - Valley News Live - KVLY/KXJB - Fargo/Grand Forks

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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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Family Adopts Baby Orphan With Stage-4 Cancer

by AdoptionMedia on
03 Jul 2013 10:45 AM
Category: China Adoption (

Shelly White and her growing family wanted to adopt the little girl to ensure she wouldn’t die alone if her condition worsened. However, the adoption would cost at least $20,000, and the family was already living in a three-bedroom, one-bathroom home with two young girls and two boys. -

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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 (

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. -

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Coalition tries to rescue world's orphans

The Christian Orphan Care movement, a coalition of churches, non-profits and activists, is driven by a simple and compelling message: There are 150 million orphans in the world, and God wants you to help them right now. - USATODAY.COM

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Former foster children offer guidance for teens in foster care in Ada

by AdoptionMedia on
01 Jul 2013 12:59 PM
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Transitioning to adulthood can be difficult for teens if they don't have guidance and support, but an event in Ada is helping teens in foster care create a successful path for their future. -

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77-year-old adoptee discovers both sides of family tree, including one rooted in Vicksburg

In the past seven months, thanks to the Joseph Vick Family of America Y DNA project, the 77-year-old adoptee has discovered both sides of his family tree, including one ripe with cousins and deeply rooted in Vicksburg.- Daily Journal

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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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My 9-yr-old is preparing for her birth family reunion this weekend

In just a few days, I will be flying with my daughter K to visit her birthmother and her teenage brother and sister. -

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