| Dec 22, 2011
| 1:22 PM
At Sykesville's Merry Main Street holiday celebration early in December, Burke Holbrook and his buddy Benjamin Skalka seemed like just two of the many kids that night enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday season.
The two 5-year-olds attended...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:40 PM
A 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...
| Oct 27, 2012
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...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:16 AM
A long, slow contemplation, then a decisive turn, behind Obama's move to endorse gay marriage
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's evolution on gay marriage unfolded at a Darwinian pace, like that of the giant tortoise. For more than a year...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:34 PM
George Stevenson grew up in a family that cared for numerous foster children, and after mentoring and coaching boys in youth baseball for years, he decided to adopt a child of his own.
He became the father of an 8-year-old boy and named him Galen,...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 7:35 PM
Jeffrey 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...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 11:49 AM
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...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 9:50 PM
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...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Tuesday enacting the states 2013 budget.
Gov. Snyder is several months ahead of the fall deadline. Last year, he also signed the budget well in advance of the deadline.
According to the news release, the...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 6:47 PM
The state Department of Social and Health Services is now reviewing how adopted children are placed in Washington after nearly two dozen high-profile child starvation cases last year.
In 2011, DSHS reports 11 cases of severe abuse of adopted children,...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 6:03 PM
When you are an under-employed actor teaching traffic safety to 5-year-olds and your octogenarian boss makes a pass at you, it’s not surprising to feel as if life is on a rather downward spiral.
Irish-born stage and screen actor Johnny O’...