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All children are deserving of a chance to blossom into their full potential. As a nation, we have a responsibility to safeguard each one of them and provide the love and protection of a forever family. November is National Adoption Month, and during...
Tags: Abusive Behavior, Family, Social Issues
In response to the recent commentary by Howard Alstein ("International adoption, once common, dries up," Nov. 13), the real story about what happened to international adoption is about poverty and the lack of investment in women. Trafficking and the...
Tags: Family, Social Issues
Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities since Congress passed landmark legislation on their behalf in 1990. And yet advocates say barriers and bias still abound when it comes to one basic human right: To be...
Jessica Long will tell you: After capturing even more Paralympic gold in London, she couldn't wait to get back to Baltimore for a table heavy with steamed crabs and a pint of Ben & Jerry's. But these days, Long's reality is a touch more glamorous. You...
Here's one prediction you can take to the bank: In 2016, Focus on the Family will still be spewing paranoid nonsenseChange of SubjectIn advance of the 2008 election, Focus on the Family released "Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America," warning their followers what life would be like in the fall of 2012 were Barack Obama to be elected. It's both frightening and......
Until about 1950, a married American couple wanting to have a child other than by procreation had only two options: adopt a U.S.-born children privately (e.g. attorneys, private child welfare agencies) or through public social welfare agencies. The...
Maryland-born author Carol Peacock describes living conditions in the poorest Chinese orphanages with a dispassionate eye. Her new novel, "Red Thread Sisters," describes playgrounds strewn with old tires and a caste system that divides children perceived...
Q13 FOX News reporterA report on abused adopted children has concluded that, for the most part, adoptive families in Washington state provide nurturing, loving homes. But the study also said there are problems that need to be addressed. The study, Severe Abuse of Adopted...
CNNBELLEFONTE, Pa. -- When all was said and done, Jerry and Dottie Sandusky did not ask the judge for mercy. They did not try to extol Jerry's virtues, list good deeds or express regret. Instead, they depicted the boys he sexually assaulted as ungrateful...
With the sun shining and the ocean only steps away, the haze of lazy summer days can make it easy to forget not everyone lives this way. But a group of local kids got to meet someone who showed them how fortunate they are and made them want to help...
Tags: Family, Social Issues
Maybe you've seen the ads. They've been all over TV and in magazines like Time and Sports Illustrated. There is U.S. Paralympian Tatyana McFadden in her sleek titanium racing wheelchair, hunched over in mid-push, shoulder muscles rippling, a look of...
FOX12 OregonJeffrey and Rebecca Trebilcock, the Longview couple convicted of mistreating their adopted children, were sentenced to prison Thursday. She got 8 ½ years and he got 5 1/2 years.There were gasps from the audience in the courtroom when Rebecca Trebilcock...
Tags: Punishment, Family, Abusive Behavior
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