Latest Adoption News

Mississippi increasing pace of adoptions from foster care

Jan. 10, 2023 18:23 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's foster care system is on pace for more adoptions during the current budget year than the previous one. Department of Child Protection Services Commissioner Andrea Sanders told lawmakers Tuesday that judges finalized adoption of 644 foster...

Polish PM says adopting the euro would bring spike in prices

Jan. 10, 2023 08:53 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister argued strongly Tuesday against the country’s adoption of the European Union’s common euro currency in the foreseeable future, claiming that its recent adoption in Croatia caused “chaos” and a cost of living spike. Premier...

Supreme Court takes case on immigration scam case

Dec. 09, 2022 16:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear a case involving a scam that falsely promoted adult adoptions as a path to U.S. citizenship. The case tests whether a section of federal immigration law is unconstitutional because it is so broad it violates the First...

More South Korean adoptees demand probes into their cases

Dec. 09, 2022 02:02 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Nearly 400 South Koreans adopted as children by families in the West have requested South Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission investigate their adoptions through Friday’s application deadline, as Seoul faces growing pressure to reckon with a child export...

South Korea's truth commission to probe foreign adoptions

Dec. 08, 2022 00:24 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission will investigate the cases of dozens of South Korean adoptees in Europe and the United States who suspect their origins were falsified or obscured during a child export frenzy in the mid- to late-1900s. ...

Ukrainians hid orphaned children from Russian deportation

Dec. 05, 2022 02:57 AM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Hours after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, health staff at a children’s hospital in the south started secretly planning how to save the babies. Russians were suspected of seizing orphan children and sending them to Russia, so staff at the...

Both sides see high stakes in gay rights Supreme Court case

Dec. 03, 2022 10:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is being warned about the potentially dire consequences of a case next week involving a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for same-sex couples. Rule for the designer and the justices will expose not only same-sex...

Javonte Williams spotlights foster kids while rehabbing knee

Nov. 23, 2022 16:45 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos running back Javonte Williams is using his downtime as he recovers from an injured right knee to feed his other passion: helping foster kids. “I just really want to make sure that all the kids have the same kind of life experiences and things that...

Indiana officer and wife adopt infant girl left at baby box

Nov. 19, 2022 17:18 PM EST

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana police officer and his wife have adopted an infant months after she was surrendered at a baby box where people can anonymously leave newborns at firehouses. Mishawaka police officer Bruce Faltynski and his wife, Shelby, added Myah to their...

South Koreans abroad want probe into their past adoptions

Nov. 15, 2022 03:53 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A group of South Korean adoptees in Europe rallied in Seoul with their local supporters on Tuesday, urging South Korean authorities to investigate their adoptions decades ago that they say were based on falsified documents and involved rights abuses. About...