10:50 PM EDT 11/25/2015
Originally posted 11/25/2015 01:55PM
Nothing compares to the smile of a child who has just been adopted.
Originally posted 11/20/2015 12:00PM
In honor of National Adoption Day on Nov. 21, award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth writes for WhoSay about her experience as an adopted child.
I've always known that I was adopted. It was never a secret or held from me.
I knew that my birth mother loved me so much that she wanted to give me a better life. And my parents, Jerry and Junie Chenoweth, were looking to adopt a baby and found me – literally less than one week after I was born.
Growing up, my parents explained my adoption by telling me, "We chose you." It was a wonderful way to put it to an adopted child. And I think it's true. An adoption is a full-circle blessing.
Next, if you're thinking about adopting a child, remember that it's a gift you're getting and it comes with just as much responsibility as if you had your child biologically. On top of that, it's a beautiful blessing that you were chosen to take care of this child and become his or her parent.
Originally posted 11/16/2015 09:00PM
A Utah judge has removed himself from the case of a lesbian couple hoping to adopt a foster child after ordering last week that the 9-month old be taken from the couple's home because he believed it was "not in the best interest of children to be raised by same-sex couples."
Originally posted 11/12/2015 07:00PM
After more than 40 years of searching, veteran Allen Thomas has been reunited with the twin children he thought he had lost forever.
Utah Judge Tells Lesbian Couple That They Have to Give Up Their Foster Child: 'We're Fully Capable of Being Her Parents'
Originally posted 11/12/2015 06:00PM
Legally married in October 2014, lesbian couple Beckie Peirce and April Hoagland thought they were well within their rights to adopt a 1-year-old foster daughter they'd grown to love since August. But a Utah judge thinks otherwise.
Gay Pennsylvania Man Who Adopted His Partner Now Wants Permission to Marry: 'We Just Wanted Some Legitimacy'
Originally posted 11/04/2015 10:05AM
After 42 years as a couple and no hope of making it down the aisle because gay marriage was illegal in their state of Pennsylvania, Nino Esposito adopted his longtime partner, Roland “Drew” Bosee Jr., in 2012.
Originally posted 10/30/2015 10:30PM
Sisters Separated Over 40 Years Ago and Reunited While Working at Same Florida Hospital Say Unwitting Co-Worker Brought Them Together
Originally posted 10/22/2015 11:15AM
For weeks early this year, nurse's aide Matt Nelms had been bugging his bosses at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota to hire a former coworker of his, Meagan Hughes.
Originally posted 10/20/2015 02:10PM
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