Adoption

Bethany Christian Services is phasing out its international adoption program and will focus instead on finding adoptive homes for children in their home countries.
The law will guarantee taxpayer funding for agencies that refuse to place a child based on "religious or moral" beliefs.
If signed into law, adoption agencies in the state could be protected from suits if they refuse to place a child based on "religious or moral" beliefs.
The new rule stripping rights from LGBTQ children and adults goes to the rest of the Legislature for final approval next month.
The landmark law, which is being challenged in court, is constitutional and protects the "best interests" of Native children, reads their amicus brief.
It took the mother of a murdered child to permit me to forgive myself.
A 1978 law has been vital for keeping Native American communities together. Now it's in court because non-Native people say it's not fair to them.
Being there in that space seemed to give her something I hadn’t been able to before.
Friday's announcement generated a sharp backlash from Democratic lawmakers and advocacy groups.
When the local sheriff knocked on the family’s door... he found only empty rooms inside.
District Judge Robert Jonker said St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ practice of referring same-sex couples to other agencies is not discriminatory.
The “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” star adopted a daughter from foster care in 2008.
Guy Bryant has been a foster parent for the past 12 years, opening his home to over 50 young men who otherwise would have aged out of the system. He wants to set up these young adults for success, and he wants them to know they’ll always have a home.
The actress adopted her son, Louis, and daughter, Laila.
For Dese’Rae and Fel, becoming parents came with unexpected complications, including the financial burden of getting pregnant using donated genetic materials, constant questioning of their parentage, and ultimately, a degrading adoption process. Now, they and their two kids hope to inspire the legal changes needed to help all families using donated genetic material.
With the latest attacks on women's reproductive rights, I’ve become an unwitting pawn in this political chess game.
The reunion was sparked by a granddaughter who took a DNA test and got a list of relatives.
There was no debate or explanation as to why the bill was withdrawn from the state's GOP-dominant Senate.
Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapids was handling 1,159 cases as of February.
The "Today Show" host said her older daughter, Haley Joy, is marching around saying, "I'm a big sister!"