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February 2016 Archives

Two-year wait is over for two adopted Congo children

Looking back, we can now say that 2013 was a dark year thanks in part to a series of high-profile cases involving adoptive parents and less-than honorable actions. As you may remember, a Reuters journalist uncovered a ring of adoptive parents who were giving up their children using online sites like Facebook. Because the new families were not vetted by adoption agencies, some children were relocated to unsafe homes where they suffered atrocities like abuse and neglect.

Maryland offers options for same-sex couples looking to adopt

Even though the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges granted same-sex couples the right to marry in every state in the nation, the family law issues they face are still present in many states. As you've probably seen on the news, some county clerks have denied requests for marriage licenses. And in some states, laws have yet to catch up in order to provide guidance on issues like divorce and child custody.