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Why Adoption Needs to Play a Bigger Role in the Reproductive Justice Conversation

A recent proposal by a Texas senator that would mandate pre-abortion adoption counseling has given reproductive justice advocates a unique opportunity to show what real, meaningful adoption industry reform could look like.

A recent proposal by a Texas state senator that would mandate pre-abortion adoption counseling has given reproductive justice advocates a unique opportunity to show what real, meaningful adoption industry reform could look like.

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Oklahoma, South Carolina Courts Square Off Over ‘Baby Veronica’ Adoption

Baby Veronica.

In the wake of a disastrous Roberts Court decision undermining the Indian Child Welfare Act, a flurry of court rulings show the pitfalls of a patchwork array of state child custody laws.

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Why Many Adoptive Parents, Experts Are Skeptical of Texas Adoption Video Proposal

Adoption researchers and adoptive parents RH Reality Check spoke to—including a woman who called herself "one of most pro-life people you'll ever speak with"—were profoundly skeptical of the idea of government-mandated adoption counseling proposed by Texas senator Eddie Lucio.

Adoption researchers and adoptive parents RH Reality Check spoke to—including a woman who called herself “one of most pro-life people you’ll ever speak with”—were profoundly skeptical of the idea of government-mandated adoption counseling proposed by Texas senator Eddie Lucio.

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Immigrant Women Should Not Have to Wait Years to Access Health Care

A provision included in an immigration reform bill could keep immigrant women from accessing essential health services for up to 15 years.

A provision included in an immigration reform bill could keep immigrant women from accessing essential health services for up to 15 years.

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Get Real! Accessing Abortion When You Need Funding and a Judicial Bypass

Beginning November 1, most teens who seek abortion in Oklahoma will not be able to do so without notifying a parent.

What can you do when you need an abortion, but you’re a minor in a state where you need parental permission  you probably can’t get and you don’t have money? Here are some initial steps.

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Adoption Imperialism: A Q&A With ‘The Child Catchers’ Author Kathryn Joyce

Joyce recently spoke to RH Reality Check about how the movement she chronicles relates to abortion politics and the treatment of biological families of adoptees at home and abroad.

Joyce recently spoke to RH Reality Check about how the movement she chronicles relates to abortion politics and the treatment of biological families of adoptees at home and abroad.

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Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl: Who Is a Parent Under Law?

They centered on an issue crucial to all of us – how a parent is defined under the law.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. While arguments touched on a number of topics, they centered on an issue crucial to all of us – how a parent is defined under the law.

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More Bad News on Russian Adoptions Predicted After Another Adoptee Death

U.S. Navy Lt.j.g. Jessica Gandy distributes brownies to Russian children living in Cape of Turtle orphanage, located in Salograd, Russia.

Three-year-old Russian adoptee Maxim Kuzmin’s death has been ruled accidental. Still, there may be more bad news to come on the Russian adoption front.

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Evidence-Based Advocacy: Poverty, Adoption, and Inequality in Perspective

How do the intersections between adoption, poverty, race, and class play out today? 

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Child Abduction for Adoption: Poverty and Privilege Clash as a Child’s Return to Guatemala is Blocked

Loyda Rodriguez.

Being one of many stories of force, fraud, and coercion, Loyda’s case is particularly compelling because all of the steps in the legal system have been followed. Still, there has been no justice.

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