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Congress passes spending bill nixing amendment that discriminated against LGBTQ adoption

If it had passed, the amendment would have allowed adoption and foster care agencies to discriminate against parents based on their religious beliefs.

New Jersey GOP lawmaker under fire for saying orphanages are better than letting LGBTQ people adopt

“There are many others who would like to adopt who can acquire a child,” Smith told a student about why he thinks LGBT people are not as worthy as heterosexual people to adopt.

The cost of a dog: Here’s how expensive it can be to own a pooch

Dog owners underestimate the amount of money they spend on their pets.
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House Appropriations Committee votes to allow anti-LGBTQ discrimination in adoption and foster care

Allowing faith-based adoption and foster care agencies to discriminate against same-sex and non-Christian couples could have a detrimental effect on adoption rates.
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States pass anti-LGBTQ adoption laws as Trump signs religious liberty executive order

As Trump launched a new faith initiative, two states paved the way for adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples, single parents and non-Christians.

How much does a baby cost? From kids to teens, how to save enough money and afford a child

Here's how much cash to budget if you are thinking about having a baby — or are already on that path!

Dog or cat adoption on your mind? 5 tasks to tackle so you can afford a pet and give it a happy home

The costs to own a pet are nothing to sniff at. Here's everything you need to consider before buying a dog, cat, rabbit or other animal — and how to save money once you do.

Fathers and adoptive parents who work at Starbucks deserve equal leave when they bring home children

The company prides itself on its commitment to diversity, but its parental leave policies don't honor that commitment.
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This Kentucky judge is refusing to hear adoption cases involving "practicing homosexuals"

This Kentucky judge doesn't think adoption by same-sex parents is ever in a child's best interests.

1 in 7 Americans still have backward ideas about parental leave

Paternity leave is crucial to gender equality — so why are so many people still against it?

What time is the 2017 Kitten Bowl? Start time, channel and more

Watch these critters thrown around the pigskin.

'Grey's Anatomy' season 13, episode 10 sheds light on the complexities of adoption

In this episode, viewers see how adoption can get complicated, even ugly.

Netflix's 'The OA' review: How an ill-fitting finale spoiled a nearly perfect series

Netflix's new original series tells the tale of a girl seemingly gifted with supernatural abilities.
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How many children do Brad and Angelina have?

Think of the children.
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A Trans Teen's Heartbreaking Story of Being Abused by His Parents Is Going Viral

People are rallying behind his cause with the hashtag #RiseForRyan.

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Watch 'Blue Girls Burn Fast,' Amandla Stenberg's Short Film That Got Her Admitted to NYU

If 'Blue Girls Burn Fast' is any indicator, Amandla Stenberg shouldn't have trouble with NYU's film program.

Adam Driver's Dopplegänger Is a Cat and Seriously It Looks Just Like Him

Adam Driver, meet Kylo Ren — the cat.

Meet the Single, 20-Something Women Who Are Trying To Adopt Kids

"I'm not willing to let my life pass me by while I wait."
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This Is What It's Like to Be Adopted by Parents of a Different Race

Sometimes love isn't quite enough.

This Utah Judge Ordered a Lesbian Couple’s Foster Child Be Given to a Heterosexual Couple

"It's not fair and it's not right ... [we] haven't done anything wrong."

15 Things Never to Say to People Who Were Adopted

Patronizing. Rude. And just plain racist.
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Sweden Gives New Dads Something That Americans Can Only Dream Of

Because gender equality often means having choice.

Norway Has Found a Solution to the Gender Wage Gap That America Needs to Try

A simple policy that would help put women on equal footing.
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Pictures of Stray Dogs in Sochi Are Heartbreaking — But There's a Happy Ending For These Pups

Thousands have already been killed, but these volunteers are making a difference.

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Why Every Pro-Life Conservative Should Support Gay Marriage

It's common to stick to party lines and either support abortion rights and gay marriage, or oppose them both. But what about being pro-life and pro-gay marriage?
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Cherokee Father Loses Baby Veronica After Grueling Custody Battle

The tug-of-war adoption case over a four-year-old Cherokee girl has been heartbreaking from the start. Baby Veronica deserves to be with her adoptive parents.
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The World's Biggest Human-Rights Crisis? 150 Million Children Without Parents

An estimated 150,000,000 orphaned children around the world live day-to-day without any parental influence. This is arguably the worst human rights issue in our generation.

Adopting a Black Baby is Cheaper Than Adopting a White Baby

Some states and adoption agencies charge prospective parents more or less for adoption depending on the race of the child they pick.