Latest Adoption News

Indiana Senate approves funding for children, pregnant women

Jul. 29, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana senators on Friday approved a measure to direct funding toward programs that help pregnant women, children and people who adopt during a divided special session where lawmakers have been wrangling over a proposal to ban nearly all abortions in the state. ...

Indiana Republicans pairing abortion ban with services boost

Jul. 22, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican lawmakers are pairing a proposal to ban nearly all abortions in the state with promises to boost spending toward helping pregnant women, young children and adoptions. Republicans say the proposals show dedication to mothers and babies....

Life or death for Parkland shooter? Trial will take months

Jul. 16, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Four years, five months and four days after Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, his trial for the deadliest U.S. mass shooting to reach a jury begins Monday with opening statements. Delayed by the COVID-19...

Review: ‘Any Other Family’ reveals the heart of adoption

Jul. 11, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

“Any Other Family” by Eleanor Brown (G. P. Putnam’s Sons) What does it mean to be a family? That’s the central question explored in Eleanor Brown’s new novel, “Any Other Family.” Featuring three sets of parents who between them have adopted four...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jul. 11, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. July 4, 2022. Editorial: With most abortions banned, Ohio must do more for help parentless kids With the future of legal abortion here in doubt, Ohio will have to step up efforts to make sure children born to parents who did not want them receive...

Slovenia: Court strikes bans on same-sex marriages, adoption

Jul. 09, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A top court in Slovenia ruled that bans on same-sex couples getting marrying and adopting children are unconstitutional in the small European country and ordered its parliament to amend the law within six months to guarantee they can. Constitutional...

Judges dismiss Jewish couple's suit alleging adoption bias

Jul. 05, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A panel of Tennessee judges has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a couple who alleged that a state-sponsored Christian adoption agency refused to help them because they are Jewish. The lawsuit against the state challenged a 2020 law that installed legal...

Same-sex couples updating legal status after abortion ruling

Jul. 01, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Emails and phone calls from same-sex couples, worried about the legal status of their marriages and keeping their children, flooded attorney Sydney Duncan’s office within hours of the Supreme Court’s decision eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. ...

After Roe: Dems challenge GOP to show they care for mothers

Jun. 28, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade's constitutional protections for abortion rights set off a contest between Democrats and Republicans going into the midterm elections over whose policies would do more to help vulnerable mothers and children. Sen. Rick Scott,...

Ige says he may veto bail reform, 'firm' renewable energy

Jun. 27, 2022 21:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Monday said he may veto 30 bills in the next few weeks, including measures that would eliminate cash bail for some felonies, require each island to obtain one-third of their renewable energy from so-called “firm energy” sources and allow the...