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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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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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Adopting 'is what we were meant to do'

by AdoptionMedia on
30 Jul 2013 02:54 PM
Category: Foster Parenting (http://www.roanoke.com)

There are more than 4,000 children in foster care statewide, of which about 1,000 are currently eligible for adoption, according to social services figures. | roanoke.com

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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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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 (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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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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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 (http://www.inquisitr.com)

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. - inquisitr.com

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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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