Latest International adoption News

Adoptions another facet of life halted by war in Ukraine

May. 21, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

LEEDS, Maine (AP) — The ripple effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have been devastating for families of all kinds — including those who have seen their prospective adoptions put on hold. Ukraine was once one of the U.S.’s most frequent partners on international...

Kentucky mom travels to Ukraine after war halts adoption

Apr. 02, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky mother of six adopted children from Ukraine has been in that country for the past month, trying to bring home a seventh. Colleen Thompson and her husband David were in the process of adopting a teenager named Maure when Russia attacked Ukraine,...

Ex-WA far-right Rep. in Poland with Ukrainian kids

Mar. 16, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Former Washington state Rep. and far-right Republican Matt Shea, who was found by a House-commissioned investigation to have planned and participated in domestic terrorism, is in Poland with more than 60 Ukrainian children. Shea said he is trying to facilitate their...

Supreme Court to review Native American child adoption law

Feb. 28, 2022 13:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to review a case involving a federal law that gives Native Americans preference in adoptions of Native children. The high court said Monday it would take the case that presents the most significant legal challenges to the Indian Child...