Kentucky family receives Congressional recognition, named ‘angels’ of adoption
A Kentucky family has been recognized by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as Angels in Adoption after adopting three children in just a few short years. Johnathan and Julie Emmons Gay experienced a miscarriage in 2015 and then decided to become foster parents. They soon welcomed a little girl, Makayla, into their home; six months later, Maya came along. The Gays eventually adopted both girls, and as the couple already had a biological son, Jackson, they thought their family was complete. But more children were still to come.
Woman Steals Family Heirloom from Adopted Child Who ‘Isn’t Real Family'
Is family only legitimate if they’re related by blood?. Families can be made up of all different situations and scenarios. While many may consist of biological family members, in other cases blended families are formed through stepchildren, adoption, and even through chosen family.
Growing Up With and Without – Adoption Diaries
It’s really amazing the way we perceive things based on our environment and circumstances. My daughter was under the impression that people who went to Starbucks were all super wealthy and rude. Keep in mind that she thought “normal” people bought their groceries at the local Circle K gas station.
Geography Lessons – Adoption Diaries
I am quite certain that Step Mom only had the best intent to help teach her little girl how to find her way around, she just instituted some very unusual techniques. At the age of seven, she recalls being out at 3am on a Tuesday night playing Poke Mongo, walking through dark cemeteries to chase those valuable virtual characters. Not to worry though, she made sure to wake up Step Mom in the morning after she was dressed and ready, so they could head to school.
Woman Shocked After Discovering Boyfriend of Six Years is Her Biological Brother
When you've been adopted and estranged from your biological family your whole life, more often than not, you don't know much about the family you come from. You could look a family member in the eye every day and never know it.
Drivers Education – Adoption Diaries
According to my daughter, her first driving lessons resulted from the regular occurrence of running out of gas. She would be placed in the driver’s seat to steer the vehicle while the car was pushed by the adult. I’m not certain if the gauge malfunctioned or if they just perpetually ran it down to the limit (my guess would be the latter). Either way, she received some early navigational training so perhaps she will be a premiere parallel parker, unlike me.
Near Nutella Incarceration: Adoption Diaries
I went through training to become a foster parent before I adopted my daughter. There was a section where they told us to be prepared for food issues. I really had no expectations but quickly learned what they meant when they refer to food insecurity.
Man Agrees to Legally Adopt Stepdaughter, but Not Her Brother
When two people get married, they not only form a union between themselves but also between their families. In many cases, this means that the couple will have children from previous marriages.
Woman Refuses to Let Her Foster Nephew Call Her Auntie
The decision to adopt a foster child is not one that should be made lightly. There are a number of important factors to consider, such as the age of the child, their medical needs, and whether or not they have any siblings.
Douglas County area needs more than 50 foster parents
(Douglas County, Colo.) Kids across the county need a safe home free of abuse or neglect. Between 50 and 80 children await placement into homes throughout Arapahoe, Jefferson, and Douglas counties,
19 dogs from flood-ravaged Kentucky up for adoption in Denver
One of 19 dogs from flood-ravaged Kentucky up for adoption in Denver.Courtesy of the Dumb Friends League. (Denver, CO) The Denver Dumb Friends League took in 19 dogs from a Kentucky shelter after devastating flooding in the eastern part of the state left at least 39 dead and hundreds displaced – including animals.
Adorable Adoptable Duo is Looking For Their Forever Home!
Meet Koko and Bella, who are currently available for adoption atThe Scituate Animal Shelter. (SCITUATE, MA) This paw-fect Chihuahua duo are looking for their fur-ever home! According to a post made by the Scituate Animal Shelter of Massachusetts on Saturday, August 13th, 2022.
U.S. soldier requires assistance in rescuing kittens she cared for while deployed
A Dozing Ginger Cat in the Sunlight PhotoPhoto by Andrew Apperley from Burst. "We can make these missions possible with the help of caring people, but they do not come cheap," said Derek Cartwright, a veteran and the coordinator for Paws Of War, per People.
Adoptive mother planned to 'rehome' kids if ex wouldn't take them
Raising children can be time-consuming, expensive, and might take a lot of effort. None the least, parenting is also emotionally and mentally draining. So one always has to think twice before having or adopting a child.
Remembering Taurean Blacque who changed lives while being a key cast member of Hill Street Blues
Actor Taurean Blacque who played Neal Washington on Hill Street BluesGetty Images. In a year where the world has lost many big names in Hollywood, we have lost others who may not be household names who also made their mark.
Tennessee Faith Group Speaks Out on Religious Discrimination Case
Southern Christian Coalition laments court decision in adoption case. For months, pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition have publicly spoken out against the national group, Alliance Defending Freedom, and their defense of an East Tennessee adoption agency, Holston Home, that refused to work with a Jewish couple solely on the basis of their faith. Earlier this week, a panel of 3 judges in Tennessee dismissed the case, with the dissenting judge indicating that the majority votes didn't fully consider the extent of the religious discrimination that occurred.
Michigan man finds birth mother, vows to help others
Dan Moen grew up knowing that he was adopted. He grew up in the Romeo/Washington area, surrounded by people who looked more like his parents; caucasian. He knew a little about his background.
Step-Kids Refuse to be Adopted by Stepmom
How much say should children have in their own adoption process?. Blended families are incredibly common in the United States. The US Bureau of Census has found that 16% of all households consist of step families, adopted families, and other blended situations.
Mother Refuses to Let Sister Adopt Her Children
Should someone ever feel entitled to the children of their family members?. Parenting isn't easy by any means, and it can be made even more difficult by family members or loved ones who are judgmental of a person's parenting style.
Birth mom and son reunite 20 years after she gave him up for adoption, worked at the same hospital
Holly Shearer gave her son Benjamin Hulleberg up for adoption 20 years ago, they reunited recentlySt. Mark's Hospital. 20 years ago, Holly Shearer gave her biological son up for adoption. For years, she wondered where he was and if he was alright. Then she was reunited with him last November; it was something like in the movies.