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Judge Admits He Leaked News Online About Charlize Theron’s Adoption

Charlize Adopts!
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Charlize Theron has adopted a baby boy named Jackson. Read More »
Meet Charlize's Son!
Charlize Theron's adorable son can work a pair of baby Uggs. Read More »
Adoption Tale
This woman placed her son up for adoption. Here's her story. Read More »
Charlize Theron's Style
A style retrospective of the supremely gorgeous Charlize Theron. Read More »
  • An Arkansas judge admitted that he revealed on a LSU fan’s online message board that Charlize Theron had adopted a child, two months before Theron herself made it public. “I have a friend that is the judge,” Circuit Judge Mike Maggio wrote, before writing details about her court appearance. In other comments under the same handle, the judge made blatantly racist, homophobic and sexist remarks. [Daily Mail UK]
  • In response to Miley Cyrus’ diss yesterday about John Mayer (or was it Russell Brand?) and where his tongue has been, Katy Perry is gonna give Miley a spanking. Oooh, can we watch? [US Weekly]

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Gay Foreigners Banned From Adopting Russian Children

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  • Russia has banned adoptions by same-sex couples from countries where same-sex marriage is legal. (The United States has already been banned from Russian adoptions for a year now.) Single folks from countries where same-sex marriage is legal are also banned from adopting Russian children now, too, because obviously if you’re single and want a baby, you must be gay/a child molester. Ugh, Russia, UGH.  [CNNLGBTQ Nation]
  • Making sense of Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ statements about a ban on abortions at 20 weeks. [RH Reality Check] Keep reading »

Daughter Finds Mother After 71 Years

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It’s not all that unusual for an adopted child to grow up and seek out her biological mother, but the LA Times has the story of one such reunion that’s remarkable on a few fronts—the big one being that this reunion takes place 71 years after the fact. The story begins in 1941, when Brooke Mayo, a California woman about to set off for London with a civilian Army corps, was raped. She decided to have the baby but give it up for adoption. (“You didn’t go to the police,” she says. “Not back then.”) Read more on Newser …

WTF: Pregnant Mother With Bipolar Disorder Sedated, Baby Forcibly Taken From Womb Via C-Section

My Son & Abortion
Avital is teaching her son about reproductive justice. Read More »
Kidnapping Women?!
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Texas Religious Right now basically advocates kidnapping women. Read More »
Tricked Into Abortion
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Boyfriend tricks girlfriend into aborting pregnancy with pills. Read More »
baby forcibly removed by C section

This story is all kinds of fucked up: a pregnant woman in Essex, UK, was sedated and had her baby forcibly taken from her womb via C-section because she was not taking her medication for bipolar disorder. The child is now 15-months-old and in the care of social services. The woman, an Italian who was in the UK for a Ryanair training course, is now trying to get her child back. Keep reading »

Officials Think They’ve Found Roma Girl “Maria”‘s Biological Parents In Bulgaria

Blonde Girl Named "Maria" Removed From Gypsy Couple's Care In Greece

Investigators in Europe say they have found the biological parents of Maria, a young girl living with a Roma couple who claimed the child was given away to them years ago, by successfully matching her DNA to two Bulgarians. Keep reading »

Blonde Girl Named “Maria” Removed From Gypsy Couple’s Care In Greece

Blonde Girl Named "Maria" Removed From Gypsy Couple's Care In Greece

A hot international news story: Greece has taken a young blonde girl called “Maria” away from a Roma, or gypsy, couple, though they claim to have adopted her from her biological mother. Authorities instead have accused the Roma couple of abducting Maria, who is age four or five, and of falsifying paperwork for the child and their other children. The Roma couple are accusing officials of coming after them over anti-gypsy prejudice. Keep reading »

It’s Time To Cry: Foster Kid Davion Only, 15, Pleads With Florida Church Congregation To Adopt Him

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Every day, there are roughly 400,000 children living in foster care. One of those children is Davion Only, a 15-year-old boy in Florida who has cycled through foster homes so many times that he has lost count how many there have been. Currently he live inside a group home with 12 other boys.

Recently, Davion did something so heartbreaking it is difficult to imagine: he stood up before 300 people inside a church and asked if any family wanted to adopt him. Keep reading »

Romney Family Adopts A Black Baby Named Kieran & People Are Upset About It

I dislike Mitt Romney and his politics as much as the next liberal. But I draw the line at inane knee-jerk reactions to the name of his new adopted grandchild.

See, Ben Romney and his wife Andelynne Romney (above) adopted a newborn baby boy. The 23rd grandchild in the Romney family  (not 22nd, as tweeted) is a little Black baby named Kieran James Romney. Some folks on Twitter are upset that in Gaelic, the name Kieran means “black,” “little dark one,” or “dark skinned.” They seem to be suggesting Ben Romney, a doctor, and his wife chose intentionally to stigmatize the child by effectively naming him “Black Romney.” Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Finding My Birth Parents

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This woman placed her son up for adoption. Read More »
Elton John Adopts
Elton John and his partner have adopted a baby boy! Read More »

I was 12 when I found out. My stepsister hurled it at me during a fight: “At least I’m not adopted,” she retorted after I called her a four-eyed idiot. My real mother died when I was six, and the fact that I now had a stepmother didn’t mean I was adopted.

“You really are a blockhead,” I laughed “if you think I’m going to fall for that one.”

However, I soon learned the four-eyed idiot was right. I was indeed adopted. I had been given up as an infant. And worse, no one had ever told me.

“I thought your mother told you,” my father responded when I asked him if it was true.

The news left me feeling vulnerable and reminded me of a time when I was four, shopping with my mother at JC Penney’s. She was looking for a dress.I ducked under a waterfall of polka dots and paisleys and hid in the center of the circular rack – only to become frightened and reemerged, grabbing on to the familiarity of my mother’s legs — except they weren’t her legs; they were the legs of a stranger, but for a few seconds I was betrayed by a false sense of reality.  Here I was again, hugging onto the legs of a stranger—completely unaware —  and deceived for nearly 12 years by the same false sense of reality. Keep reading »

Perez Hilton Poses In The Bathtub With His Newborn Son

Perez Adopts
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Perez Hilton is the new father to a baby boy. Read More »
Perez Vows To Be Nicer
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Following a wake of suicides by gay teens, Perez vows to stop bullying. Read More »
Perez Gets Spanked
Perez gets spanked by Rihanna in her new video. Read More »

Aww. That’s sweet!  It almost makes you forget it’s Perez Hilton … nearly naked … in a bathtub. [Perez Hilton]

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