| Jul 29, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Gustavo, a 12-year-old orphan from Colombia, has spent a week at camp, attended the Catonsville July 4th parade and watched an IronBirds baseball game at Ripken Stadium during what he has been told is a vacation to America.
In reality, he and nine...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 10:11 AM
The Virginia House of Delegates has passed legislation that would allow private adoption agencies to deny placements that conflict with their religious or moral beliefs, including opposition to homosexuality.
Without debate, the House voted 71-28 to pass...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 12:27 PM
The Virginia Senate has rejected a series of amendments by Democrats aimed at softening a bill that allows anti-gay discrimination by private child-placement agencies.
Republican Sen. Jeffrey McWaters' bill will be on calendar for a final Senate vote...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 10:58 AM
The Virginia Senate has passed legislation allowing private adoption agencies to deny placements that conflict with their religious or moral beliefs, including opposition to homosexuality.
The 22-18 vote Thursday virtually ensures the bill will become...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 11:59 AM
BELLEFONTE, 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...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 4:28 AM
For a foster child, finding a "forever family" may seem like an impossible dream.
But for three children living in Bedford County, that dream is now a reality.
Steven and Nicole Sloan first opened their home and their hearts to a foster child that Nicole...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 5:03 PM
TROY, Ohio -- A 39-year old man is accusing of raping his three adopted children and allowing other men to have sex with them.
Kenneth Brant is charged with three counts of rape and one of compelling prostitution.
Police say Brandt was arrested during...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:41 AM
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...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 1:45 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:24 AM
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...