Category Archives: Adoption

A christian adoption agency that receives government funds won’t let Catholics adopt. Well, you know what they say about “what goes around.”

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Too High a Price

it’s probably going to be disregarded by some people — the ones who are mostly unreachable anyway — but the ACLU and the Child Welfare League of America have written the book on gay parenting; the newest one anyway, and it … Continue reading

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Adoption.Com Anti-Gay?

It looks that way. Shannon, at Peter’s Cross Station, relates her story of how her posts about gay & lesbian parenting were consistently dismissed by the moderators about Adoption.Com. Trey, over at Daddy, Papa & Me, reminds us that he … Continue reading

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Queer Families in the Crosshairs

I haven’t mentioned it yet, but at the beginning of the year we started the process for our second adoption. (Even before Parker was born, we agreed we wanted two kids, and that we’d do the second adoption after the … Continue reading

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From Kaine to Can’t

I’ve written before about the dilemma faced by gay Republicans, embracing a party that doesn’t exactly embrace them. But recently it’s occurred to me that gay Democrats or left-leaning gays aren’t faring much better on the other side of the … Continue reading

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Irish Eyes

And hair, and teeth, and…well…pretty much everything else. Roxanne points to a hint at why the New York Times was interested in the Roberts’ adoptions. It turns out the Roberts’ kids were born in Ireland. So, why were they adopted … Continue reading

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How to Find the Words?

There’s a post at Peter’s Cross Station that gets to the heart of something that’s been in the back of my mind since we adopted Parker, and something that’s probably been on the minds of other parents who have adopted … Continue reading

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The Roberts’ Adoptions

I came across this twice today, once during my foray among the freepers and again via Atrios. I finally took a deep breath and dove into Drudge to find out that the New York Times is apparently doing a story … Continue reading

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“Awful Close To Being Pretty Bigoted”

So Virginia, which is well on its way to becoming the most anti-gay state in the union, came close to passing a law concerning adoptions by gays & lesbians, but it failed in commitee. Legislation that would have required social … Continue reading

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From Different Corners

It’s late, and I should be going to bed because I have another full day ahead of me tomorrow. But as I was catching up with my blog reading, there were two posts that I just felt I wanted to … Continue reading

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The Kids Are Alright, Part II

It’s no surprise that president Bush thinks families like mine are inferior to other families, since his supporters—a number of them, anyway—think familes like mine shouldn’t exist in the first place. His views on gay adoptions most likely stem from … Continue reading

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National Adoption Day & Adoption Memories

Via Daddy, Pappa & Me—a great blog by a gay couple with an adopted daughter— I was reminded that today is National Adoption Day. National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness about the 129,000 children in … Continue reading

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Adoption and African American Children

Via Negrophile. When my partner and I talked about starting a family, we had a lot of choices to make. We chose adoption for a number of reasons. Artificial insemination is rather expensive, and neither of us felt a strong … Continue reading

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Pro-Family?

Well, I suppose it’s a matter of whose family. Some states are not very pro-family when it comes to those with gay & lesbian parents, and refuse to issue new post-adoption birth certificates with the names of both adoptive parents. … Continue reading

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Adoption in PA

One of the things that sticks in your throat as an adoptive parent is that period of time during with birthparents can change their minds and reclaim the child you’ve already started bonding with. It’s different from one state to … Continue reading

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