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    MTV/Tyler Baltierra "Teen Mom OG" star Tyler Baltierra penned a poem for his eldest daughter, Carly, on her 13th birthday. “Teen Mom OG” star Tyler Baltierra penned a poem for his eldest daughter, Carly, on her 13th birthday. The MTV star “promised” the teenager — whom he and his wife, Catelynn Lowell, placed for adoption — that they would be together one day soon. Some fans were not impressed with Baltierra’s public display of affection for the daughter he relinquished, saying his message could be “damaging” to Carly, who was adopted by Teresa and Brandon Davis. Baltierra said he “didn’t have the words” to wish Carly a happy birthday, so he wrote her a poem, posted to Instagram on May 18. Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians It says: I never wanted to let you go I hope you understand I wanted to hold you in my arms forever Like your fingers around my pinky In the palm of your little hand I reminisce of your beautiful...
    (CBS DETROIT) — Detroit Animal Care said it will be waiving adoption and licensing fees through April 11 in celebration of Opening Day. Adoptions are free for all cats and dogs, which are fully vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. READ MORE: Detroit Police Seek Man Wanted In Hit-And-Run“We are celebrating Opening Day and Kitten Season,” Mark Kumpf, director of Detroit Animal Care said, adding they are also taking in days-old kittens. “April is traditionally when we experience a higher volume intake of kittens. We obtained a state-of-the-art incubator to give our youngest kitties a good chance to survive in a shelter and give our team time to locate a foster who is willing to bottle feed. When given an opportunity to save more lives, we always choose to do so.” READ MORE: Several Michigan Law Enforcement Agencies Take Part In Campaign To Crack Down On Distracted DrivingListings of pets available for adoption or fostering will be updated throughout the week on the Detroit Health Department’s Instagram and Facebook pages. The Detroit Animal Care is open to the public from 10:30 a.m....
    BLACKWOOD, N.J. (CBS) — With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, what better way to show your love than giving a furry friend a second chance? The Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center in Blackwood, New Jersey, is getting a head start on the celebrations with its “Home Is Where The Heart Is” event. This weekend, the center is waiving all adoption fees on dozens of cats and dogs looking for their forever homes. The adoption center will be open this weekend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    DORAL (CBSMiami) – December 15 is Save Charlie Day. A day held to raise awareness for animal adoption and named after what once was the most popular dog name in time. “Animal shelters are very crowded it’s traditionally the first place people think of when they no longer want their pet or when they find a stray pet,” Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center Assistant Director Kathleen Labrada said. READ MORE: Miami Seaquarium Steps In To Spread Holiday Cheer To Boys Whose Witnessed Unfathomable TragedyCurrently, the center is at capacity with about 500 dogs and over 120 cats available in its network. “Research shows that when a stay dog comes to a shelter it has a less than 19% chance of its owners, and with cats, that decreases to 3%,” Labrada said. She’s encouraging people to ask around or post on social media before bringing in stray animals, because space is needed for dogs like Duke, a terrier mix. “So Duke here has been here since early June waiting for his forever family,” Flora Beal said. At 8...
    Florida U.S. House candidate sues to get primary loss erased President of Belarus offers to host Russian nuclear weapons $200 Sign Up Bonus Just In Time For The Holidays Ad Microsoft Experts Urge Americans to Refi Before 2022 Ad Microsoft $200 Sign Up Bonus Just In Time For The Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/31 SLIDES © VILevi // Shutterstock Dogs available for adoption in New York City When looking at the makeup of American families today, it’s rare to see a home where a pet isn’t part of the family. According to the most recent data from the APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 67% of households—or around 85 million...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s one of the happiest days for some kids in the foster care system, it’s National Adoption Day. “She’s so joyful, you’ll never capture her without a smile on her face,” Benjamin Snyder said of his new sister. READ MORE: All-Clear Given Following Bomb Squad Investigation In Brickell Area16-year-old Yasmin Amali Snyder is as bright as they come, she has a 3.7 GPA, she’s in varsity cheer, and described by those who love her as a positive light. “I’ve been in and out of the foster system for the past 10 years,” Yasmin Amali Snyder said. During that time she often had to be her own cheerleader, even questioning her circumstance. “I’m a really good person I don’t know what I did to deserve this,” Snyder said. Despite some of her successes in school, she felt a pain inside because she wanted a family to come home to. It weighed on her mind, who was going to adopt someone as old as her? “The minute we met Yasmin we just fell in love,” Benjamin Snyder said. His...
    DENVER (CBS4)– More than two dozen families in Denver celebrated Adoption Day on Friday. One couple welcomed their third adopted child since the pandemic began. (credit: CBS) READ MORE: Fort Carson Soldier Gets Ready To Compete In Miss America PageantLuka first came into their lives when he was just 2 days old. (credit: CBS) READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming?“He’s so good-natured, he just fits in without ever trying… he just helps by being there,” said Luka’s father. (credit: CBS) In all, 27 families adopted 31 children on Friday. There are nearly 400 children in Colorado who need adoptive homes. MORE NEWS: Deputies Rescue Woman In Wheelchair From Burning HomeCBS4 Wednesday’s Child reporter Mekialaya White hosted the event in Denver Juvenile Court.
    An Ohio couple adopted their foster children, who are three young sisters, on the first day of National Adoption Month. The three sisters were adopted on November 1 by their foster parents, Thomas and Zipporah Souffrain, at the Mahoning County Courthouse, according to the Vindicator. For about four or five months, the girls would stay at the Souffrains’ home every other weekend until they moved into the couple’s home last December, the Vindicator reports. Children Services Adoption Assessor and Caseworker Elizabeth Kollar would go visit the Souffrains to see how the family was doing, the Vindicator reports. I think our first choice would be anybody who is a match for the kids,” Kollar said, according to the Vindicator. “Zipporah and Thomas are able to provide these kids what they need. They’re hands-on parents. They are extremely involved in school. They are extremely involved in counseling.” “So everything these girls need, these parents are able to provide,” she added. “We decided it would be nice to give back,” Thomas said, per the Vindicator. “It made sense. Just to give these kids...
    CATS are among one of the most popular house pets, with the average person owning two felines. While cat lovers celebrate their pets every day, there is a special date on which black cats get honorably recognized. 2National black cat day is on October 27, 2021Credit: Getty When is national black cat day? National black cat day is recognized on October 27, 2021. The day aims to promote the importance of black cats in society as they are often regarded as animals that are of “bad luck.” The special day is always celebrated on October 27, just four days before Halloween to promote the importance of adopting black cats. The idea that black cats were “unlucky” and evil originated in the 13th century.  2Black cats are less likely to be adopted due to their colorCredit: Getty - Contributor Most read in US NewsSO MEME Anti-Biden 'Let's Go Brandon' rap removed from YouTube & lawmaker wears slogan maskHAUNTING CLUE Water bottle clue found near Brian's body as cops 'watched Laundrie house'BIZARRE POST Laundrie's ex posts about case as autopsy didn't determine...
    First Lady Marty Kemp is excited to announce the adoption groups and Georgia Grown vendors who will be attending the Pet Adoption Day and Georgia Grown Festival at the Governor’s Mansion this Sunday, October 24, from 2-5 p.m. Fifteen adoption groups, animal shelters, and humane societies will be in attendance with approximately 60 dogs and 60 cats available for adoption. Seven Georgia Grown vendors will be on hand with locally made dog treats, pet care items, and non-pet items such as people food. “This Sunday, the Governor’s Mansion will welcome animals in need from all across Georgia with the goal of finding them forever homes,” said First Lady Marty Kemp. “We are thrilled to provide this platform for families to enjoy a beautiful fall day and possibly take home a forever friend, or friends.” The following adoption groups will be in attendance: Ahimsa House, Baldwin Animal Services, Barrow County Animal Control, Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services, Columbia County Animal Services, Gilmer County Animal Shelter, Hearts ‘n Homes Rescue, Humane Society of Harris County,...
    Chester, PA -- Before every home game, fans can gather at the Subaru Pet Plaza to meet and greet cuddly pups in need of a forever home. Working with local shelters, the hope is to unite adoptable dogs with loving fans."Fans should come out to Subaru Pet Plaza, because it's an excellent opportunity to spend time with your family to get to know these dogs that are looking for a home," says Michelle Rosar, Sr. Director of Partnership Marketing with Philadelphia Union. On Sunday, October 24, the Philadelphia Union in partnership with Subaru, is hosting the Make a Dog's Day Fest at the Plaza at Subaru Park. "We're inviting the community members to bring their dogs down and participate in a whole plethora of fun events that we have planned," says Kirsten Anderson, Love Promise Community Commitment Specialist at Subaru.This adoption fair will have many adoptable dogs, and Subaru will cover the adoption costs. There will be a costume contest, games, and giveaways. The event will be held from 10am to 4pm.Make a Dog's Day FestSunday, October 2410am to 4pmSubaru...
    Coast Guard, Amplify Energy draw scrutiny for delayed response in California oil spill disaster Inside Boris Johnsons post-Brexit bubble, where hes king of his party but cut off from reality Refi With No Hidden Fees/Points – As Low as 1.93% APR Ad Microsoft Spend $500, Pocket $200 Fast with This Top Card Ad Microsoft Refi Rates at 1.93% APR. Do you qualify? Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/31 SLIDES © Petfinder Dogs available for adoption in Toledo When looking at the makeup of American families today, it’s rare to see a home where a pet isn’t part of the family. According to the most recent data from the APPA National Pet...
    On Sunday, October 24, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM, First Lady Marty Kemp will host the third Pet Adoption Day at the Governor’s Mansion. The First Lady will again partner with several humane societies, animal shelters, and pet rescues across the state to help find permanent homes for animals in need. “We are thrilled to once again host Pet Adoption Day at the Georgia Governor’s Mansion,” said First Lady Marty Kemp. “As First Lady, I’ve worked to promote causes that my family and I care deeply about, and nothing makes us happier than connecting in-need animals with their forever homes. If you’re looking for a special addition to your family, please consider joining us on Sunday, October 24.” The first two Pet Adoption Days connected 100 dogs, two cats, and one hamster with loving families. Applications are currently open for both guests and adoption groups to sign up to participate in this year’s event.
    An emotional groom picked up not only a wife on his wedding day but also two new daughters – when he surprised them with an adoption request at the altar. Through floods of tears, stepfather Dontez Williams, 33, from Detroit, Michigan, asked if his new stepdaughters, Abigail, 9, and Natalie, 8, wanted to be adopted.  After exchanging vows with his wife, Myshella Burton, 26, at the San Marino Club in Troy, Michigan on August 13, Williams made an emotional speech to the young girls.  Dontez Williams asked his stepdaughters Abigail and Natalie whether they wanted to be adopted at the end of his wedding ceremony to their mother Myshella Burton The two girls were unaware of the adoption surprise until their stepfather asked them The two girls broke down into tears when they realized what was happening as onlookers can also be seen getting tearful Williams said: 'I have transitioned from a stepfather to a father to these girls and love them dearly.  'Although they are not biologically mine, blood could not make us any closer. I wanted to make it...
    A mother has reunited with the son she relinquished custody to in hopes he’d find a better home. Melanie Pressley spent more than three decades wondering about the son she put up for adoption. Her questions were finally answered when she took a DNA test from 23andMe, which suggested a genetic match to her firstborn son – Greg Vossler. Pressley gave birth to Vossler in 1988 at the age of 18 in Canton, Ohio. Not being able to care for him financially, she found an adoption agency that would later connect her son to a two-parent household. LONG-LOST SISTERS REUNITE AFTER MORE THAN 20 YEARS APART: 'OUR FUTURE IS BRIGHT' With the adoption being closed, all Pressley was left with was a single photograph of her newborn son from the day after his birth. "You go through a mourning period and yet live the rest of your life mourning," Pressley told Fox News, when recalling the time she spent without her son. Melanie Pressley's sister Lee Ann Dewey asked a nurse if she could hold Greg Vossler a...
    When we talk about cloud adoption, we can classify companies into two large groups: those that have already made the leap and those that are only a matter of time before they do so. And in the latter case, in most cases the fear or lack of interest in its adoption has, as a reason for being, the lack of knowledge about what cloud software offers us, as well as the doubts about complexity which may lead to its adoption. And no matter how much they tell us, having a little suspicion is more than understandable, since a change of these characteristics can substantially affect our company, and SMEs already have enough difficulties in these times, as well as to jump into such a deep pool without having references about the temperature and buoyancy of the water, bottom depth, and so on. It is not lack of interest, it is common sense. Thus, being very aware of this situation, GetApp has carried out a complete study in which it has collected the testimonies of more than 610 Spanish SMEs from...
    Prancer, the 2 year old Chihuahua whose adoption ad took the internet by storm. Second Chance Pet Adoption League Prancer the Chihuahua's new owner Ariel Davis said the "demonic" dog is perfect for her. Prancer went viral in April when his foster mom posted an ad calling him a "13-pound rage machine." Davis said when she read the brutally honest ad, she thought she could be his forever home. Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. A viral adoption ad described Prancer the Chihuahua as a "Chucky doll in a dog's body," but his new owner Ariel Davis told "People Every Day" podcast that he's "perfect" for her.  "It's been absolute heaven even through the struggles because life is about struggles," Davis said in the podcast interview. "Nobody has a perfect life. Nothing's ever perfect. It's about what you make of the situation."...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Friday was "National Mutt Day" and dog lovers across the country celebrated their mixed breed pets.San Francisco's Muttville Senior Dog Rescue recognized the special day with its first in-person adoption after 19 months.Seventy dogs age 7 or older were at the center on Alabama Street were looking for their fur-ever homes.Muttville recently rescued its 9,000th senior dog, a stray pup named Peabody from Fresno.If you're not able to adopt a pup, you can volunteer at Muttville or donate things like food, toys and medicine.The rescue says it's looking for volunteers to play with dogs and take them for walks.For more information on the organization, click here.
    FRISCO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Pet adoptions surged during the pandemic. According to rover.com, nearly half of Americans got a new dog during the stay-at-home order so they can have a companion. “I’ve literally had people come in the door and say my dog is a ‘Covid’ dog,” Dipa Patel, Dogtopia of Frisco pet parent relationship manager, said. READ MORE: Court Orders Shorter Sentence For Tiger King Joe Exotic, Who Is Serving At Fort Worth Prison Dogtopia in Frisco just opened. It has playrooms, a spa and boarding suites for dogs. General manager Shawn Patel says business is booming and he expects it to continue as more people get out of the house and into the office. READ MORE: Some North Texas Restaurants Still Struggling To Hire Workers “We’re seeing more of an influx of dogs, dogs joining our daycare on a daily basis,” Patel said. Many doggie day cares and boarders were hit hard during the pandemic. But now Patel says new dog parents are constantly calling. He sees around 40 new dogs a week. MORE NEWS: VIDEO: Driver Going...
    Derek Hough, the Dancing with the Stars judge, is talking about his rescue animals and is helping spread the word about shelter pets with Purina ONE. The dancer spoke to PEOPLE about his love of animals and why his rescue pets are so special. Hough and girlfriend Hayley Erbert share two rescue dogs and two rescue cats. Palo is an orange tabby cat, Lily is a grey cat with green eyes. Their dogs are both german shepherd/ husky mixes. Romi is older and Luna is one year old. “No matter what’s going on in your life, there’s this, there’s this love and look on their face which says, ‘It’s going to be okay,’ he says of his animals. “Taking care of them, loving them, and playing with them remind me to be present. They’re the loves of our lives.” For his partnership with Purina, Hough explained the 28-Day Challenge. Between June 18 and August 31, for every pet owner who registers, the company will donate $1 to the Petfinder Foundation. The donations will waive adoption fees and help...
    More from: Betsy McCaughey Parents seeing through educrats lies about critical race theory can fight the power and win Biden needs to make China pay for its actions over COVID Parents CAN beat critical race theory — by running for school boards Bidens overtly anti-white COVID rescue plan wont survive in court Bidens infrastructure plan wages war on the suburban dream On Thursday, the US Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that a Catholic Social Services adoption agency in Philadelphia could continue to place children only with heterosexual couples, consistent with the biblical definition of a family. Though The New York Times depicted the ruling as a setback for gay rights and “evidence that religious groups almost always prevail in the current court,” it was far from either. The ruling settled nothing in the culture war between traditional religion and LBGT advocates. Only a narrow point of law managed to hold together the 9-0 majority. The ruling doesn’t guarantee that religious organizations like Catholic Social Services will be able to practice their mission instead of being shut down. As Justice Samuel Alito wrote in...
    The coronavirus pandemic placed international adoptions on hold, putting families that were expecting to adopt from countries like China in limbo since early 2020. Ivy and Noah Cleveland have waited more than two years to adopt their soon-to-be daughter, Ruby, and they still don’t know when they will be able to travel to China to get her.  Despite increasing vaccination rates, the U.S. Department of State still recommends against travel to China. The official guidance, as of June 16, is to "Reconsider Travel" to the country.  In an interview on "America's Newsroom," the Clevelands told Dana Perino that they have not been given a timeline on when their adoption process will progress, only that China is waiting on the pandemic to be over before resuming.  "When we started this process, Ruby was two and a half," Ivy Cleveland said. "It's been many years of waiting, and we are just praying and believing that [by] some miracle we get her before she turns five." VideoThe couple is not alone in this experience. The pandemic has left many families in the...
    Chris Pratt shared a message about the greatness of being an American in a post that celebrates the flag and all it stands for. “Impressive feat from the @navyparachuteteam ‘leap frogs,'” the 41-year-old actor captioned his post on Instagram Monday, along with a fun aerial clip. “I love our flag,” he added. “The Stars and Stripes represent all of us. Every American regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or political leaning is protected and free to be themselves in this great country.” (RELATED: Watching ‘Band Of Brothers’ Never Gets Old. Here’s Why It’s Such A Great Series) WATCH:   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) “This banner is yours,” Pratt continued. “You are free to say whatever kind of crazy ass shit you want in this country. And the crazy ass shit I want to say is this: ‘I pledge allegiance to the flag of the USA. And to the republic for which it stands. One nation, UNDER GOD, #Indivisible, with Liberty and justice for all.'” (RELATED: Chris Pratt Posts Powerful Memorial Day Tribute Honoring Our...
    16 and Pregnant star Lori Wickelhaus pleaded GUILTY to possession of child porn and will be sentenced in just a few weeks.  A clerk for a Kentucky court confirmed exclusively to The Sun that Lori, 28, entered a plea of guilty at her May 10 court hearing.  5Lori Wickelhaus pleaded guilty to 20 counts of possession of child porn She will be sentenced for the crime on June 29.  As The Sun previously reported, a 20-count indictment warrant was issued for Lori’s arrest on August 13, 2020 for possession of viewing matter portraying sexual performance of a minor from the dates September 23, 2019, December 18, 2019 and December 19, 2019.  Authorities revealed she was arrested on Monday, August 24. In the police report obtained by The Sun, the pornography was allegedly found on an iPhone and white chrome laptop PC.  5Images were allegedly found on an iPhone and laptopCredit: MTV The police received a Cybertip from the Kentucky State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force when an “unknown subject uploaded images that depict child pornography to a dropbox account," according...
    Google’s Project Zero, a team of dedicated security engineers tasked with reducing the number of “zero day” vulnerabilities around the entire internet, says it will give developers an extra 30 days before disclosing vulnerability issues, in order to give end-users time to patch their software. Developers will still have 90 days to fix bugs, but Project Zero will wait another 30 days before it discloses the details of the bug publicly. If a flaw is being actively exploited in the wild, a company will have seven days to issue a patch, and a three-day grace period if requested. But Google Project Zero will wait 30 days before it discloses technical details. In 2020, Google announced a trial to allow developers 90 days to work on patch development and adoption, with the idea that if a dev wanted more time to allow users to install a patch, they’d ship the fixes early in the 90-day period. “In practice however, we didn’t observe a significant shift in patch development timelines, and we continued to receive feedback from vendors that they were...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Rose is the PAWS Pet of The Week. She is a two-year-old dachshund shepherd mix who is hoping to be your valentine. Rose is sure to steal the hearts of her new family with her beautiful eyes and adorable ears. RELATED: Sisters In Cinema Media Arts Center Opening In South Shore Monday Rose is a very smart pup who learns very quickly in training. Once she gets to know and trust her people, she is the cutest and sweetest pup who loves daytime naps and snuggles. Like many other adorable cats and dogs, Rose is available for adoption at PAWS Chicago. Just click on the virtual adoption process on the PAWS Chicago website. If you’re looking for that last minute Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie? You can give a heartwarming and impactful gift to help homeless pets. And you have the opportunity to name a PAWS dog or cat. RELATED: PAWS Pet Of The Week: Breezy Learn more about Valentine’s Day gifts, gift opportunities in honor your valentine at the PAWS Chicago website. Cats: … hello?...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Brookfield Zoo is offering the chance to name one of their hissing cockroaches after your ex this Valentine's Day.For a $15 donation, you can name one of the Madagascar hissing cockroaches that lives in the Hamill Family Play Zoo after that un-special someone in your life. The "Name a Cockroach" package includes a certificate of naming that can either be shared with the recipient or kept for yourself, and placement on the Cockroach Naming Hall.Though the zoo is temporarily closed until March 1, photos of the Cockroach Naming Hall will be posted online on Feb. 14.If you're looking for a more traditional gift, the zoo also has dozens of animals available through its Animal Adoption program, from sea turtles to giraffes to red pandas and dwarf goats. For $35 you get a color photograph, a personalized certificate of adoption, a fact sheet, a decal and an invitation to the planned exclusive 2021 Animal Adoption summer event. All donations go toward the care of the animal you choose for one year.Visit Brookfield Zoo's animal adoption website for...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The pandemic forced several organizations to pause and figure out how to move forward. That’s true for adoption in Minnesota. Non-profits that help kids and families have found work-arounds. While some of it has been challenging, other aspects of adoption have become more streamlined. The Kalisch home is full of laughs and smiles, and boys. “We have four boys and they’re wild, so life is, I think we’re really lucky,” mom Michaela Kalisch said. Michaela and Sam adopted the older set of brothers, JJ and Wesley, from foster care in 2018. They had home visits in person, and went to court to make it official. “Did the whole thing with the judge. It was a very exciting day. Our kids call it their ‘forever day’,” Michaela Kalisch said. They anticipated their next adoption would go just as smoothly. Brothers Noah and Micah would complete their family, but COVID complicated the plans. “Once the pandemic hit, it was a lot of zoom meetings,” Sam Kalisch said. Some adoption dates were canceled or postponed. The couple didn’t know if...
    Angel and Sandra Rubio laugh as Alexandra gives her dad a high-five in the courtroom following her adoption. Boston Globe/Getty Images American families adopt about 135,000 children each year.  On any given day there are an estimated 428,000 children in foster care.  In honor of National Adoption Day on November 21, we compiled 15 heartwarming pictures of children the moment their adoptions were finalized.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. About 135,000 children are adopted in the United States each year and the number is even higher internationally, according to 2013 data. Many more are still looking for families — on any given day, an estimated 428,000 children are in foster care. National Adoption Day, which falls on November 21, seeks to raise awareness for the thousands of children in foster care who are waiting for their permanent homes. We've rounded up some of the most heartwarming photos of newly adopted children and their families. 
    A WOMAN has opened up about re-connecting the daughter she gave up for adoption when she was just a baby. Distraught Adrian Collins was a university student who couldn't afford to raise a baby when she found out she was pregnant. 4 Adrian gave up her daughter for adoption and reconnected with her later in lifeCredit: Adrian Collins Though she dreamed of being a mum one day, Adrian made the agonizing decision to give the baby away, only to reconnect and eventually adopt her later in life. In a heart-wrenching blog post, Ashton wrote: "I’d always dreamed of being a mom one day. Just not yet. "After months of agonizing over my choices, I made the heart wrenching decision to make an semi-closed adoption plan. "My only comfort was a promise given by the adoptive parents that they would hold my daughter close and bathe her in unconditional love." 4 Her little girl was adopted by another family in a semi-open planCredit: adrianccollins/Instagram Adrian went on to marry her long-term, boyfriend and the two had three boys together, adopting...
    Five siblings will now have a forever home thanks to one single Ohio father who adopted them on Adoption Day in Hamilton County Friday morning. Robert Carter initially fostered three boys in the foster system — Giovanni, Robert Jr., and Kiontae. But when Carter learned that the three boys had two sisters —Marionna and Makayla — who were also in the foster system separated for six months, he knew he had to do something to keep the family together. “We met up for visits, and all the kids were crying,” Carter told WXIX. “They didn’t want to leave each other, and at that moment, I knew, ok, I have to adopt all five.” Carter told the news station that he grew up in foster care himself and knew what it was like to be separated from his eight siblings. So he worked to get a bigger house and officially adopted all five siblings on Friday. “I’m relieved because I tried to go through the process before and it didn’t work out, but now I’m just happy that it’s over and I’m their dad...
    Just a day after voters decide between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the Supreme Court in November will hear a case expected to set the tone for future clashes between gay and transgender rights and religious freedom interests. The case, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, will determine whether or not the adoption agency Catholic Social Services must comply with Philadelphia’s allowances for placing foster children with gay or transgender parents. The agency, run by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, sued the city in 2018 because the city’s rules force it to violate Catholic teaching. The court took up the case in February, and, after the Trump administration filed a brief in June supporting CSS, Fulton is becoming a central point of friction in sexuality culture wars. The administration’s brief accuses Philadelphia of treating religious organizations as if their faith is a pretext for bigotry. Solicitor General Noel Francisco in the brief compared Fulton to the well-publicized case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, arguing that, in both circumstances, civil authorities displayed an unconstitutional “hostility” to...
    DENVER (CBS4) – CBS4 has a long standing relationship with the Adoption Exchange. Each week, Britt Moreno profiles a child living in foster care who’s eligible for adoption. Once a year, the station holds a day of giving, called A Day 4 Wednesday’s Child. This year, A Day 4 Wednesday’s Child is Wednesday, August 19th, and this year’s may be more important than ever. CBS4’s Britt Moreno reports from the Heart Gallery at the state capitol (credit: CBS) “It’s so important this year and more than ever. Here in coronavirus world, one of the things we’ve all learned, and experienced, at a very personal level, is the power and the need and the impact of personal connection, and how important that is particularly for  children, and their development. And what we know is that children in foster care are already at a huge disadvantage for human connection. They have been removed from their home of origin, they’re in temporary placement, sometimes multiple temporary placements, and they don’t have that permanent home base of connection, that sometimes, right now, in coronavirus...
    DENVER (CBS4) – CBS4 has a long standing relationship with the Adoption Exchange. Each week, Britt Moreno profiles a child living in foster care who’s eligible for adoption. Once a year, the station holds a day of giving, called A Day 4 Wednesday’s Child. This year, A Day 4 Wednesday’s Child is Wednesday, August 19th, and this year’s may be more important than ever. CBS4’s Britt Moreno reports from the Heart Gallery at the state capitol (credit: CBS) “It’s so important this year and more than ever. Here in coronavirus world, one of the things we’ve all learned, and experienced, at a very personal level, is the power and the need and the impact of personal connection, and how important that is particularly for  children, and their development. And what we know is that children in foster care are already at a huge disadvantage for human connection. They have been removed from their home of origin, they’re in temporary placement, sometimes multiple temporary placements, and they don’t have that permanent home base of connection, that sometimes, right now, in coronavirus...
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