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  • A Gay Parent’s Complaint About Adoption Illustrates A Dangerous Adult-Centric Mindset

    08/27/2018 11:47:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/27/2018 | Katy Faust
    Every now and then you come across an article that perfectly illustrates how grossly adult-centric the debate surrounding family has become — to the exclusion of the rights and needs of children.In her article “I Had To Get A Second Parent Adoption And There’s A Ridiculous Reason Why” Lora Leigel describes her marriage to her female partner, and their decision to have a child using a sperm donor. Because they used her partner’s egg and she was not biologically related to the baby, Leigel had to sign paperwork to adopt the child as a “second parent.”Spoiler: She thinks it’s...
  • Catholic Charities of Buffalo Ends Adoption, Foster Services to Avoid Placing Kids With Gay Couples

    08/25/2018 11:10:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/25/2018 | Samuel Smith
    Catholic Charities of Buffalo will no longer provide foster care and adoption services to new clients because a New York state law would force it to violate Catholic teachings on homosexuality and marriage. The organization, which serves people of need across Western New York, announced Thursday that it has become the latest Catholic Charities branch to halt adoption and foster services because of conflicts with state and local LGBT discrimination protections. The entity will continue to serve its existing foster families but will not accept new applications until its contract with Erie County Department of Social Services expires in March...
  • Put the Option in Adoption for LGBT Couples (liberal posing as conservative)

    08/19/2018 7:53:23 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 37 replies
    Lone conservative ^ | August 19th 2018 | AMANDA KEMP
    I think we can all agree that we want the brightest future for our children, especially children in the foster care system. The essence of being pro-life is preserving life of the innocent by all means necessary. By giving these children a chance at a good life, we need to support and cherish them through their development. One continuing conversation that arises is whether or not same-sex couples are fit to foster and adopt children; these extra examinations are often based on misconceptions and biases towards same-sex couples. This slows down the process of adoption, adding extra hurdles to the...
  • They came to America as adoptees but were never made US citizens

    07/25/2018 11:23:45 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 54 replies
    PRI News ^ | December 31, 2015 · 11:45 AM EST | Kaomi Goetz
    Since 2001, children adopted overseas by American parents automatically become US citizens. Before that, it was up to adoptive parents to take the legal steps to make sure their children became US citizens. But some adoptive children — now well into adulthood — are finding out that their parents never took the steps to make them US citizens. That's the situation Ella Purkiss finds herself in. She was adopted from South Korea in 1956 when she was 2. “My Korean name is Kim Yang Ai,” she says, sitting in her trailer home in Pahrump, Nevada. Her Korean name is about...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Irish Catholic counselling agency agrees to help gay couples

    07/24/2018 10:25:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Catholic Caucus ^ | July 24, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    Irish Catholic counselling agency agrees to help gay couples by Staff Reporter posted Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 The government had threatened to remove its fundingA marriage-counselling agency run by Ireland’s Catholic Bishops has caved in to government demands to offer help to same-sex couples.The agency, named Accord, agreed not to turn away same-sex couples in order to continue receiving government funding.Tusla, the government agency that funds family counselling services, will provide Accord with €408,000 for its services in Dublin and a further €1,184,500 for its courses nationwide.A Tusla spokeswoman told the Times that its funding agreement for 2018 clearly states...
  • Shelter Cat Gives Everyone Hugs and Won't Take No for an Answer

    07/23/2018 9:50:07 PM PDT · by vannrox · 46 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 18MAY18 | Amy Bojo
    Zorro the stray cat was eager to be loved but when he was brought to a shelter in Philadelphia, he could barely tolerate being touched. When staff found out what was bothering him, they soon discovered a cute little quirk that he does to everyone he meets. Pennsylvania SPCAZorro came to the Pennsylvania SPCA four months ago for a chance at a better life. "He was being fed by a Good Samaritan for some period of time, and he was so friendly that she was trying to find him a permanent home," Gillian Kocher Director of Public Relations of...
  • Catholic Bishop Says Gay Adoption Is ‘Moral Abuse’ of Children

    07/07/2018 10:43:30 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 7, 2018 | Thomas D. Williams PH.D.
    “Entrusting children to so-called homosexual couples constitutes in the last analysis a moral abuse of children, the smallest and most defenseless,” said Bishop Athanasius Schneider in an interview with Italian media last week. Mincing no words, the bishop said gay adoption “will go down in history as one of the greatest degradations of civilization. Those who daily combat this gross injustice are the true friends of children and the heroes of our age.” An auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, Schneider told the Italian daily Il Giornale that the “Catholic Church, just like every human person with good sense and sound...
  • Chinese girl adopted by American family miraculously reunited with her birth parents on Hangzhou’s

    06/28/2018 9:49:55 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 3 Dec 2017 / UPDATED ON 30 Apr 2018 | Enid Tsui
    Twenty-two years ago, a heavily pregnant Qian Fenxiang hid herself and her three-year-old daughter on a houseboat on a secluded Suzhou canal, 120km away from her home in Hangzhou, and waited. Six weeks later, she gave birth on the boat to a second daughter, a child who should have been aborted under China’s draconian one-child policy, introduced in 1979 as a means to reduce poverty. Xu Lida, her husband, had cut the cord with a pair of scissors he had sterilised with boiling water and, for a do-it-yourself delivery, all seemed to be going well – until the placenta wouldn’t...
  • Blue states raising barriers to faith-based adoptions

    06/21/2018 1:25:52 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 20, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    Faith-based groups have an important role to play in clearing the backlog of foster children waiting to be placed with loving families, analysts say, yet several liberal jurisdictions have moved recently to create a barrier between faith and adoption. In California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Philadelphia and the District of Columbia, adoption agencies have been forced to shut their doors because of their conviction that children should be placed with a mother and a father. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said social science has shown consistently that children fare best when they are raised by a mother and father who stay together throughout...
  • California bans state-funded travel to Oklahoma over its anti-LGBT adoption law

    06/04/2018 10:42:21 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 2, 2018 | LUIS SANCHEZ
    California on Friday announced a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Oklahoma in response to the state's controversial LGBTQ adoption bill, USA Today reported. "California taxpayers are taking a stand against bigotry and in support of those who would be harmed by this prejudiced policy," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday. Under a 2017 California law, the state's attorney general is required to keep a list of all states subject to a travel ban because of “laws that authorize or require discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression,” Becerra said in a statement...
  • California Bans Travel to 9th State, This Time Over Adoption Law Protecting Faith-Based Agencies

    06/02/2018 8:07:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/01/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    California's attorney general announced Friday that he's imposing a ban on state-funded travel to Oklahoma in response to a new law that allows faith-based adoption agencies to deny placement services to same-sex parents. Eight other states have earlier been brought under California's so-called anti-discrimination travel ban."California will not use state resources to support states that pass discriminatory laws," Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times. "California taxpayers are taking a stand against bigotry and in support of those who would be harmed by this prejudiced policy."The ban will take effect on June 22.California prohibits state-funded travel...
  • California adds eighth state — Oklahoma — to its travel ban list

    06/01/2018 7:25:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 67 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 1, 2018 | Steve Rubenstein
    California-funded travel to the state of Oklahoma has been banned, starting June 22, because of a new Oklahoma law that allows adoption agencies to deny placement services to same-sex parents, state officials announced on Friday.
  • Did US Ally Qatar Free Imprisoned Americans in Exchange for Al Qaeda Terrorist?

    01/29/2015 8:05:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/29/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Problematic, in a very big way even if the offer was made.Qatar’s ties to Al Qaeda and ISIS aren’t news. They’ve effectively served as intermediaries in everything from ransom exchanges for hostages to Taliban negotiations. But actually trying to secure terrorist swaps for prisoners on their own behalf would have been a new frontier. Before he was released from a U.S. maximum-security prison last week, a confessed al Qaeda sleeper agent was offered up in a potential prisoner swap that would have freed two Americans held abroad.According to two individuals with direct knowledge of the case, the proposition was...
  • She Got Pregnant at 18 and Did Something That Today, Few Teens Do

    04/09/2018 4:57:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 99 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 8, 2018 | Kelsey Harkness
    Kelly Clemente found out she was pregnant when she was 18. She had just finished her first semester of college, and up until then, described herself as your typical “all-American girl.”She got good grades, was a member of a sorority, and ran on the track team.When she saw that pregnancy test, “My life is over,” she thought.“I was like, it doesn’t even matter. Nothing matters anymore,” Kelly told The Daily Signal.Kelly, unlike most girls her age, was familiar with the implications of an unplanned pregnancy. In high school, she volunteered at HOPE in Northern Virginia, a nonprofit that creates gift...
  • SUV's Plunge Off Cliff That Killed California Family May Have Been Intentional Act

    04/05/2018 6:11:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    ABC ^ | 04/02/18 | Mark Osborne
    "According to the CHP, which said in a conference call with reporters Sunday it had completed its initial review of the crash, software pulled from the SUV shows it was stopped at a pull-off spot on the side of the highway before accelerating straight ahead off the cliff." "Jennifer Hart and Sarah Hart, a married couple who adopted six children, were both found dead at the vehicle along with three of the children: Markis Hart, 19, and Jeremiah and Abigail Hart, both 14. Devonte Hart, 15, Hannah Hart, 16, and Sierra Hart, 12, are still missing, but officials presume they...
  • EXCLUSIVE: How Lesbian mother who plunged off Pacific Highway admitted she 'let anger get out of...

    03/29/2018 10:23:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 51 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Mar 29, 2018 | Alan Butterfield For Dailymail.com and Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE: How Lesbian mother who plunged off Pacific Highway admitted she 'let anger get out of control' after six-year-old daughter told teacher she had ‘owies’ on her tummy and her back after her mommy hit her One of the lesbian mothers who were found dead on Monday alongside three of their six adopted children after plunging off a cliff in California was previously arrested for assaulting her six-year-old daughter. Court documents exclusively obtained by the DailyMail.com show that Sarah Hart was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic assault and malicious punishment of a child December 27, 2010, when...
  • New Film Shows Adoption as a Journey of Thanks

    03/24/2018 4:54:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2018 | Kerri Toloczko
    “Hi, honey, how are you?” were the first words my birth mother ever spoke to me. It was over the phone, I was 40, and 30 years of worry melted in an instant. The newly released internet film, “I Lived on Parker Avenue” (https://www.ilivedonparkerave.com) takes only 30 minutes to incorporate the joy, fear, guilt and love that surrounds adoptees, parents and birth parents. It follows a young man named David Scotton who reunites with his birth parents with his family at his side. Many aspects of David’s journey dovetail with mine. When asked when he “found out” he was adopted,...
  • ‘Married’ lesbians sue U.S. Catholic bishops over rejection as foster ‘parents’

    03/05/2018 4:43:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 5, 2018 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    FORT WORTH, Texas, March 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, Texas, turned down two “married” lesbians for foster parenting because their homosexual lifestyle gave children no father. The lesbians are now suing Catholic hierarchs and the federal government for discrimination.  Fatma Marouf and Bryn Esplin filed a lawsuit February 20 in U.S. District Court for (District of Columbia) against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Trump administration for being turned down by the Christian adoption agency to foster a refugee child. Texas A&M University instructors Marouf and Esplin are “married” to each other, which violates...
  • The ‘Adoption Option’: Please Listen to This 24-Year-Old

    03/05/2018 8:06:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/05/2018 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    A documentary about a young man who is grateful to his birth mother as well as to his adoptive parents. Do you want to meet gratitude? Then David Scotton’s your man. At a time when we are taking public-policy advice from traumatized, grieving young students, consider this eternally grateful one.David Scotton is a 24-year-old law student with a little movie with a big message. Adopted at birth, he allowed, with some hesitation and prayer, a filmmaker to follow along his journey from New Orleans to Indiana when he was 19 to meet his birth parents. The other day at the...
  • Alleged school shooter’s mom paid $50K to adopt him from ‘drug addict’

    02/27/2018 3:17:47 PM PST · by SMGFan · 179 replies
    NYPost ^ | February 27, 2018
    Mom Lynda Cruz paid $50,000 to adopt alleged school shooter Nikolas Cruz from his “drug addict” biological mother when he was just 3 days old, and then dropped another $15,000 on his younger half-brother, Zachary, when she found out the troubled mom was pregnant again, according to a report. “Nik’s biological mother was just a complete screw-up, drug addict and thief,” former friend and neighbor Trish Duvaney told RadarOnline. “I even said to Lynda: ‘You don’t know the mother’s background.’ Both children were born after one-night stands. The birth mother, she didn’t even really know who the two biological fathers...