Lance Cpl. Christopher Mohedano-Hernandez participates in an adoption ceremony in Mineola, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Marine gets adopted in Christmas Eve ceremony

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Lance Cpl. Christopher Mohedano-Hernandez found special significance in being formally adopted during a Christmas Eve ceremony held in a suburban New York courtroom. The deeply religious 19-year-old Roman Catholic drew parallels […]


Russia President Vladimir Putin (AP Photo)

Russia’s Putin signs law limiting adoption by gays

MOSCOW (AP) – President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill that sharply limits the adoption of Russian children by people from countries that allow same-sex marriage. The new law prohibits adoption by same-sex foreign couples […]


Billboard for Adopt US Kids. (Photo credit: Adopt US

20,000 foster kids adopted so far through website

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say 20,000 foster children have been adopted after being listed on a national website that links adoptive families with kids. The number is especially significant because the majority of those […]


Russia to ban adoption by same-sex couples

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is on its way to formally prohibiting all adoption by same-sex couples and also banning the adoption of Russian children by single people or unmarried couples from countries that allow same-sex […]


Kremlin, Moscow

Embassy: Some Russia orphans US-bound

MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Moscow says some Russian children caught in limbo by a ban on adoptions by Americans have left for the United States with their new parents.


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Proposed Russian ban dismays US adoption groups

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S.-based advocates of international adoption, who have grown accustomed to discouraging news in recent years, have a new cause for dismay: a bill in Russia’s parliament that would bar Americans from adopting Russian children.


For good and ill, adoption transformed by Internet

NEW YORK (AP) — In the emotion-charged realm of adoption, the Internet has been a transformative force, often for good, sometimes for ill.


A Mother's Secret

When Dianne Callister volunteered to play the harp on Mothers Day for expectant mothers at the Salvation Army Hospital, she didn’t realize at that she would be returning to the place where she arrived into […]


US judge: Woman who sent back Russian boy must pay

(AP) – An American woman who adopted a Russian boy and later sent him back to Moscow on a one-way flight has been ordered to pay $150,000 and cough up an additional $1,000 a month […]



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