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State legislators vote to speed up adoptions, including setting a deadline for parents

by AdoptionMedia on
06 Jun 2013 08:37 AM
Category: Domestic Adoption (

Birth parents could consent to an adoption starting 24 hours after the child's birth, in the presence of an adoption attorney or social worker from a placing agency. They would have no more than five business days to revoke their "out-of-court" consent, and a judge would decide what's in the child's best interests. -

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The 5 stages of infertility grief

by AdoptionMedia on
05 Jun 2013 10:45 AM
Category: Fertility News ( blogger, Gena Golas wrote the following piece as part of her series about her experience with infertility.

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New City Ad Campaign Aims To Recruit LGBTQ-Friendly Foster Parents

by AdoptionMedia on
05 Jun 2013 09:42 AM
Category: Foster Parenting (

The city is launching this week an effort to recruit more foster and adoptive parents, especially those who are LGBTQ-friendly. - NY1

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Utah adoption law provision discriminates against men, attorney claims

by AdoptionMedia on
05 Jun 2013 08:33 AM
Category: Birth Parenting (

In a court document, Wiser said the "ultimate question" in the case is "why does the law presume that unwed fathers who have formally identified themselves before their child’s birth are unwilling to assume parental responsibilities, while presuming that all unmarried mothers will fulfill theirs?" | The Salt Lake Tribune

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Obesity can cause infertility

by AdoptionMedia on
04 Jun 2013 12:15 PM
Category: Fertility News (

In other words, not only does obesity make it much more difficult to conceive, but it also exposes both the mother and the infant to all manner of risks before and after birth. | Health24

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Orphans restricted to domestic adoption; churches needed

In Guatemala, adoptions are currently closed on the international front. With so many Guatemalan orphans left, there needs to be a domestic response for their care.- Mission Network News

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Russia's adoption ban pains Ohio families

by AdoptionMedia on
04 Jun 2013 08:13 AM
Category: Russia Adoption (

The ban has rallied Ohio lawmakers: All 18 members of the state’s congressional delegation — including both senators and House Speaker John Boehner, who because of his position rarely signs such letters — urged Obama to talk to Putin about the issue during the G8 summit, scheduled for this month.| The Columbus Dispatch

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Eager to Adopt, Evangelicals Find Children, and Pitfalls, Abroad

But the movement has also revived debate about ethical practices in international adoptions, with fears that some parents and churches, in their zeal, have naïvely entered terrain long filled with pitfalls, especially in countries susceptible to corruption. These include the risk of falsified documents for children who have relatives able to care for them, middlemen out to profit and perhaps bribe officials, and even the willingness of poor parents to send a child to a promised land without understanding the permanence of adoption. -

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Woman's struggle over adoption leads to modern family

by AdoptionMedia on
03 Jun 2013 12:18 PM
Category: Birth Parenting (

Callie Mitchelll, A photojournalism student at the University of Iowa, chronicled her unplanned pregnancy in a poignant photo essay that inspired a nationwide conversation. She speaks with Dr. Nancy Snyderman about the unique family she has created.- Video on

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East Bay Woman Abandoned At Birth Reunited With Rescuer 62 Years Later

A woman who lived at the home, Jan Hungerford, and her friend, were startled to find the baby inside the backseat of the car and contacted the sheriff’s office. « CBS San Francisco

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Year after placing baby for adoption, Galesburg-Augusta's Sami Schab ready for graduation, track state finals

"I've just seen too many girls that aren't ready for the whole parenthood thing," she said. "I wish more people would consider the option (of adoption) because (parenting is) not right for everyone at 17, 18 years old ... there are so many families out there who want a baby when other people are devastated by the fact that they are getting a baby." -

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WellPoint, Inc. : WellPoint Teams with WINFertility®, Inc. to Offer Access to High-Quality, Affordable Infertility Treatment and Medications

by AdoptionMedia on
31 May 2013 08:54 AM
Category: Fertility News (

WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announced a new initiative that provides access to quality fertility treatment programs at substantial discounts to its affiliated health plan members who do not have insurance coverage for infertility services. This voluntary program makes both medical and drug treatments for infertility more affordable and now is in effect for all of WellPoint's nearly 36 million affiliated health plan members via our SpecialOffers program suite. | 4-Traders

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TLC's 'Little Couple' Defends Their Double Adoption

by AdoptionMedia on
31 May 2013 07:25 AM
Category: Celebrity Adoption (

"It’s all been positive,” Jen said, “I mean, a few crazy people, but mostly comments on how crazy it is to be adopting two kids at once, but we are. That being said, we’re happy crazy. -

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Speak Your Piece: Rural Teen Pregnancy | Keep It Rural

Any teenager—no matter where she lives—should have access to all her options when facing pregnancy. But what does a good system for dealing with teen pregnancy look like? | Daily Yonder

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10 Words That Describe Infertility

If you're struggling with infertility, it can be such a dark time. You have to be out loud with each other about what you need, and every journey will be different. You have to give yourselves permission to do this journey in whatever way makes the most sense for you. - Steve Wiens

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