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Meet the Formerly Blind Boy Competing in the Special Olympics – 5 Years After His Adoption from a Chinese Orphanage

Meet the Formerly Blind Boy Competing in the Special Olympics – 5 Years After His Adoption from a Chinese Orphanage

Originally posted 06/10/2016 11:20AM

In 2011, Faye Corman was rushing through a New Jersey train station after a visit to the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia with her 3-year-old blind son, Jon Paul, when the boy suddenly stopped to stare at the platform's concrete floor.

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Mom Who Kept Baby with Birth Defect After Adoptive Parents Abandoned Her: 'She's Perfect and I'm Sorry They Couldn't See That'

Mom Who Kept Baby with Birth Defect After Adoptive Parents Abandoned Her: 'She's Perfect and I'm Sorry They Couldn't See That'

Originally posted 06/07/2016 05:00PM

A Florida mother is speaking out about the heart-wrenching moment the adoptive mother of her baby girl refused to go through with the adoption after realizing she was born with a rare birth defect.

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Adopted 11-Year-Old Born in China Wants to Run for President in 2040 – So She's Working to Change the Law

Adopted 11-Year-Old Born in China Wants to Run for President in 2040 – So She's Working to Change the Law

Originally posted 06/07/2016 01:55PM

Alena Mulhern, 11, dreams of running for president in 2040, the first year she could legally vie for the role of Commander in Chief. But she can't.

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Biological Mom Decides to Keep Baby Born with Birth Defects After Adoptive Mom Rejects Her: 'She Is My Heart'

Biological Mom Decides to Keep Baby Born with Birth Defects After Adoptive Mom Rejects Her: 'She Is My Heart'

Originally posted 06/06/2016 04:45PM

A Florida woman is keeping the baby girl she put up for adoption after the adoptive mother fled seconds after seeing the child had been born with a rare birth defect.

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Virginia Mom of 3 Adopts Dying Friend's 6 Children: 'We  Love Them Like Our Own'

Virginia Mom of 3 Adopts Dying Friend's 6 Children: 'We Love Them Like Our Own'

Originally posted 06/03/2016 02:55PM

During Beth Laitkep's final days in a Virginia hospital, she made her good friend Stephanie Culley promise her one thing: to make sure her daughters always have bows in their hair.

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Pennsylvania Woman Finds Birth Father After Decades of Searching (Thanks in Part to Elton John and the Spinners!)

Pennsylvania Woman Finds Birth Father After Decades of Searching (Thanks in Part to Elton John and the Spinners!)

Originally posted 06/01/2016 03:05PM

For most of her adult life, the Elton John song, "Amoreena," has held special meaning to Amoreena "Amy" Olaya, a Philadelphia history and English teacher who was put up for adoption after she was born in 1974.

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California Woman Graduates From Same University Where She Was Abandoned as an Infant

California Woman Graduates From Same University Where She Was Abandoned as an Infant

Originally posted 05/31/2016 05:15PM

In November 1984, a newborn baby girl was left by her mother in a box in a laundry room at San Francisco State University.

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Adoption

UpdatePosted 05/18/2016 09:20AM

Surprise! After Infertility and Heartbreak, California Parents Film the Moment They Reveal Adoption News to Family

Originally posted 05/17/2016 06:20PM

Following years of infertility and one miscarriage, Lacey and Banks Farris decided to surprise their loved ones with some special news – they adopted a baby girl!

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Idaho Couple's Hilarious 'Infertility Announcements' Inspire Hope During Heartache: 'It's an Issue People Shouldn't Shy Away From'

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UpdatePosted 05/11/2016 02:30PM

Idaho Couple's Hilarious 'Infertility Announcements' Inspire Hope During Heartache: 'It's an Issue People Shouldn't Shy Away From'

Originally posted 05/11/2016 02:10PM

Whitney and Spencer Blake decided to turn their seven-year struggle with infertility into a heartwarming message of inspiration and connection in a photo series on their blog that they call "infertility announcements."

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