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Mar 22, 2011

The concerns of a number of Arkansas Supreme Court Justices recently surfaced during oral arguments over the appeal of legislation that prohibits unmarried couples from adopting or fostering children.

The justices expressed concerns that the law could potentially violate the right to privacy in the bedroom, according to The Associated Press.

After a Pulaski County circuit judge decided that the law violated equal protection and due process in the Constitution, the Arkansas attorney general's office filed an appeal to the high court, claiming that it was, in fact, constitu

Feb 28, 2011

Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue, who has suggested in the past that she may not be able to have a child after battling breast cancer, recently said she is considering adopting a child, the Daily Mail reports. 

When asked if she would potentially consider surrogacy or adoption, Minogue told the news source "I do think about them and I would absolutely look into those options because children and family are very important to me.

Feb 17, 2011

Adoption rights for same-sex couples in Michigan could be expanded if a newly proposed bill is passed, reports.

According to the news source, under current state laws, only married couples or single people can adopt a child, while step-parents are legally allowed to adopt the biological or adopted child of their current spouse.

The new legislation would reportedly give those rights to same-sex couples as well, the news provider said.

"Gays and lesbians don’t have the same rights as heterosexual couples," said Representative Jeff Irwin, a

Feb 9, 2011

Fitness trainer and star of the reality show "The Biggest Loser" Jillian Michaels announced recently that she is currently in the process of adopting a child from Africa and has submitted all of the necessary paperwork.

Michaels, who announced approximately one month ago that she would be leaving "The Biggest Loser," told Access Hollywood recently that she was looking forward to starting a family.

"I'd like to take a year off of television and really focus on - I'm in the middle of the adoption process - and really focus on that and hopefully