RED RIVER ORTHODOX: ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND NORTH DAKOTA When States Force A Particular Secular Perspective
Recently, in a comment, Andrew raised the choices before Roman Catholic adoption agencies when states have mandated that all adoption agencies must be willing to adopt children to homosexual couples. ... Posted on 6/21/12 at 1:36 PM
GOD TRACKS Doing the twist
The twists and turns of life can be painful and mysterious, especially when we dont see them coming. I didnt see a major twist coming, and either did a 47-year-old pastor who went from being an ultra-... Posted on 6/14/12 at 6:50 PM
STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT My observation from the back seat
It was an honor for me to help John Reitmeier, of Crookston, find his biological family. You may have read the story in the April 28 edition of the Grand Forks Herald.
Being with John and his sister,... Posted on 5/2/12 at 2:31 PM
THE NEW FORTY Thoroughly loving Millie...
Even when I am on vacation I keep up with the news at home. Of course I have been watching the weather in the Fargo -Moorhead area to see if the weather at home has become more pleasing in my absence ... Posted on 3/12/12 at 8:45 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Klobuchar international adoption bill signed
A bill championed by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota allowing American parents to adopt foreign sibling has been signed into law.
Parents from Minnesota and across the nation dont have to worry ... Posted on 12/1/10 at 5:09 PM
Sara and her husband, Doug Taylor, have two birth children — Grace, 12, and Luke, 8. Two years ago, they adopted Joseph, 5, Adrian, 4, and Arianna (or Annie), 3. And they are foster parents to two young children.
Nia Vardalos of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” dropped out of acting to focus on adopting a baby from the American foster system. At first she hid her experience like the growth on her cousin Nick’s neck in the movie. But then she decided to write a book about it.
The one-story, brick ranch-style home blends into the working-class neighborhood along Nutmeg Square in this western Ohio city, offering no signs of the terrible secrets it once concealed. Its former owner will return to court in Dayton on Tuesday to be sentenced for guilty pleas to child rape and related charges in a haunting case that experts call unusual because the perpetrator was an adoptive father and the victims were three boys in his care.
The Adoption Option, a partnership between The Village Family Service Center and Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, is holding a free, informational meeting about adoption at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at Sharon Lutheran Church, 1720 S. 20th St., Grand Forks.
Russia's ombudsman for children's rights sought on Thursday to reassure American would-be adoptive parents that they will be allowed to take their children back to the United States. But some Americans with court rulings in their favor say they're still in legal limbo.
Minnesota plans to make it easier for people researching their family histories to access old adoption information by digitizing roughly 5 million pages worth of records, including some that date to the late 19th century.
Thousands of people marched through Moscow on Sunday to protest Russia's new law banning Americans from adopting Russian children, a far bigger number than expected in a sign that outrage over the ban has breathed some life into the dispirited anti-Kremlin opposition movement.
With President Vladimir Putin on Friday signing a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children, it abruptly terminated the prospects for more thatn 50 youngsters preparing to join new families.
President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children, abruptly terminating the prospects for more than 50 youngsters preparing to join new families and sparking critics to liken him to King Herod.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he will sign a controversial bill barring Americans from adopting Russian children, while the Kremlin's children's rights advocate recommended extending the ban to the rest of the world.
The upper chamber of Russia's parliament on Wednesday unanimously voted in favor of a measure banning Americans from adopting Russian children. It now goes to President Vladimir Putin to sign or turn down.
On this single day in November — for the last 12 years — lives of thousands of children in foster care have been forever changed. Ten children were matched here in Grand Forks with their forever families this November.
Breanna Nelson is a typical 14-year-old girl who has to follow the family rules, like not being able to have a cell phone unless she participates in a sport. She has a bright-pink bedroom, its walls covered in posters and artwork, and, on occasion, she gets annoyed by her 5-year-old brother, Drew.
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