SLOWINGTHERACINGMIND What I Want for Mothers’ Day
Frequent readers, friends, and family members know that my mom passed away nearly ten years ago. I do not remember the last Mothers Day I had with her; in fact, I do not think I was with her. I actual... Posted on 5/11/13 at 7:27 AM
GOD TRACKS Doing the twist
The twists and turns of life can be painful and mysterious, especially when we dont see them coming. I didnt see a major twist coming, and either did a 47-year-old pastor who went from being an ultra-... Posted on 6/14/12 at 6:50 PM
The Supreme Court is trying to sort out a wrenching adoption case involving a Native American child, a biological father who first renounced any interest in her and adoptive parents who were eventually ordered to hand her over to the father.
DALLAS (AP) — Russian authorities have blamed "inhuman treatment" for the death of a 3-year-old boy adopted by an American family, but Texas officials say they are still investigating claims that the child was abused before his death.
Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
, February 18, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents fell by 7 percent last year, to the lowest level since 1994, and is likely to plunge further this year due to the new ban by Russia on adoptions by Americans.
David Crary, AP National Writer
, January 25, 2013
MOSCOW (AP) — Defying a storm of domestic and international criticism, Russia moved toward finalizing a ban on Americans adopting Russian children, as Parliament's upper house voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of a measure that President Vladimir Putin has indicated he will sign into law.
Mansur Mirovalev or Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press
, December 26, 2012
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The story already had people's attention: A multimillionaire polo magnate was accused of causing a drunken-driving wreck that killed a young man. But now, with his criminal trial approaching, a strange twist has raised even more eyebrows: He has adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend.
A March trial has been scheduled in a child support lawsuit against an American woman who sent her adopted son back to Russia alone on a plane with a note saying she didn't want to be his mother anymore.
Gretchen McDaniel knew the odds were against her. The long-time Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory volunteer wanted to “adopt” a bald eagle in honor of her brother-in-law, who’s serving at a Marine base in Afghanistan.
By Sam Cook, Forum Communications Co.
, October 21, 2011
GUATEMALA CITY — Loyda Rodriguez Morales felt someone tug at her daughter as she tried to enter her simple home with three young children in tow. She turned to see a woman whisk the 2-year-old away in a waiting taxi.
By Larry Kaplow, The Associated Press
, August 06, 2011
WASHINGTON — The United States and Russia ended an ugly dispute over the abuse of adopted Russian children on Wednesday, with Washington signing an agreement that will increase oversight of adopting families to curtail possible maltreatment.
By Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press
, July 13, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia ended an ugly dispute over the abuse of adopted Russian children on Wednesday, with Washington signing an agreement that will increase oversight of adopting families to curtail possible maltreatment.
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