Posts tagged "adoption"

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman / March 7, 2014

Gay Foreigners Banned From Adopting Russian Children

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…

Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2014

Daughter Finds Mother After 71 Years

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…

Newser / December 26, 2013

WTF: Pregnant Mother With Bipolar Disorder Sedated, Baby Forcibly Taken From Womb Via 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 wa…

Jessica Wakeman / December 2, 2013

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

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.

Jessica Wakeman / October 25, 2013

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…

Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2013

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

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.

Jessica Wakeman / October 17, 2013

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,

Jessica Wakeman / September 23, 2013

Girl Talk: Finding My Birth Parents

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

Kathy Hatfield / May 31, 2013

Perez Hilton Poses In The Bathtub With His Newborn Son

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

Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2013

Catelynn Lowell From “16 & Pregnant” Is An Anti-Abortion Extremist

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra from MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” have been, surprisingly, one of the more controversial couples on the two shows. Catelynn was the only teen mom in the first season to carry her pregnancy to term and put the child up for adoption; the little girl, Carly, is now…

Jessica Wakeman / December 3, 2012

A Black Friday Sale We Can Get Behind

Black cats have it pretty rough. Not only do they have the stigma of a negative superstition around them, but tons of people adopt or buy the cats for Halloween, only to discard them days after. And shelters report that it’s often difficult to get good photos of animals with black fur.  But a cheeky…

Julie Gerstein / November 23, 2012

Meet The Cat Of Your Dreams On Catroulette

Remember the weird social experiment that was Chatroulette? It’s mostly populated with dudes who want to show their wangs to strangers, which is why we’re way more into the animal version of Chatroulette, appropriately titled Catroulette. Catroulette shows you tons of live video feeds of cats doing exactly what cats do — scratching themselves, grooming…

Julie Gerstein / September 5, 2012

For Chinese Adoptees Living In The U.S., Life Is “Somewhere Between”

In the 1970s, China adopted a “one-child policy,” which strongly encouraged (translation: forced) families to limit the number of kids they had in order to help control China’s growing population. Families that failed to abide by the policy faced fines and levees on their incomes. Officially, claim Chinese authorities, the policy resulted in 250 millio…

Julie Gerstein / August 21, 2012

7 Adorable Interspecies Adoptions

Earlier this week, important news broke: a mutt named Lejon adopted white lion cub JoJo after JoJo’s mom became sick and was unable to take care of her. They’re the best of friends, and oh my God, my mind is exploding from the combined cuteness. Make. It. Stop.
But Lejon is hardly the only animal…

Julie Gerstein / August 2, 2012

Patti Stanger Wants To Adopt An American Boy

“Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger explains why she would like to adopt a little boy and why she would prefer to adopt an American. Do you think it’s bizarre or admirable that Patti’s being so specific?  [She Knows]
And Patti’s also finally debuted her new boyfriend of three months, David Krause. And he’s apparently…

Jessica Wakeman / June 20, 2012

Evening Quickies: Charlize Theron Adopted A Baby Boy

Charlize Theron has adopted a baby boy named Jackson. Congratulations! [Us Weekly]
Prince Harry says the one thing about being a prince that really sucks is “listening to the boring people,” which does indeed sound awful. “You can imagine the kind of dinner parties I had to go to at such a young…

Jessica Wakeman / March 14, 2012

Connie Britton Adopts A Baby, Plus 7 Other Adoptive Single Moms

ZOMG I LOVE HER SO MUCH. Tami Taylor, ugh, I mean Connie Britton, the actress who played Tami Taylor, best mom/wife in the history of ever on “Friday Night Lights,” has announced that she adopted a baby boy from Ethiopia! “It was such a wonderful moment of completion,” Britton said of holding baby Yoby in her…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 16, 2011

Morning Quickies: Amy Winehouse Was Adopting A Child

Amy Winehouse was in the process of adopting a child from St. Lucia when she died last weekend of possible alcohol withdrawal. Dannika Augustine, a 10-year-old girl, has a mother and grandmother on the Caribbean island, but they were willing to give their daughter up for adoption to the singer so she could have…

Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2011

Denise Richards Adopts, Lets Daughters Pick Baby’s Name

A big congratulations to Denise Richards! The actress and former wife of Charlie Sheen has adopted a baby girl. The new little one’s name is Eloise Joni Richards. Apparently, Denise let her and Charlie’s two daughters—Sam and Lola—pick their new sister’s name, hence “Eloise.” As for Joni—that’s Denise’s mama’s name. After the announcement of the…

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