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News and issues about adoption, cross-cultural adoptions, celebrity adoption, adoptive parenting, birth parenting, reunions, and more.

Jul 1, 2011

Celebrities who have undergone marital issues that ended in a divorce may seek solace in other individuals, specifically children. While adoption is a serious matter, it can benefit both of the parties who are involved. 

Denise Richards is an actress who recently dealt with a nasty divorce from Charlie Sheen, the actor who has been all over the news for his crazy antics.

Jun 24, 2011

Adoption legislation is difficult to pass, as the rights for the children who were taken in are often juxtaposed with the guaranteed anonymity of the parents who placed their child into the protective custody of an agency.

New Jersey is in the middle of a legal battle concerning an adoption bill that was pushed through the legislature, as governor Chris Christie vetoed the document due to several specific clauses, according to The Associated Press.

Christie exercised his power to veto due to his objection to giving adopted children access to their original birth certificate,

Jun 14, 2011

The Rhode Island House of Representatives recently approved legislation that granted more rights to individuals who had been adopted, as a bill was sent to the Senate for the final step in the legislative process.

After the House passed the bill for the third year in a row, the Senate once again stands in the way of its passage into law, according to the Providence Journal.

The bill stands to grant adopted children the right to see their original birth certificate, reversing the current law which seals the documents once kids are passed on to their adoptive parents within the

Jun 2, 2011

Celebrities can often call attention to a good cause, such as the notion that many children are without parents, as the former lead singer of Blondie is the latest to help orphaned kids find a home.

Debbie Harry, better known to the world as the golden pipes behind the band Blondie, has decided that she wants to become a mother through the adoptive process.

May 25, 2011

Adopting a child may not seem like a process that should be difficult, due to the inherent good that is behind taking responsibility for children that were not initially from the respective individuals. Certain organizations, however, have tried to make everything easier for both parties.

One group,, has provided grants for perspective families in order to make the costs more manageable.