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Celebs

“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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “No Kids, Please,” who said she didn’t want to ever have small children, preferring, instead, to maybe one… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I have been in a wonderful relationship with my boyfriend for about a year and a half. We moved in together about a year ago and it has been going great! He is financially responsible (although we both deal with school loan debt), fun to be around, and has a great family. We have talked… READ MORE »


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“My dossier, which is your paperwork portfolio, is in to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Now it’s just a waiting game. It could be six months, twelve months; it could be two years. Or, it could be tomorrow! They call you and they say, ‘Oh, we have your referral,’ which is essentially the child… READ MORE »


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Yesterday, Angelina Jolie visited Somali refugees at a camp near the Tunisia-Libya border. But of course it wasn’t the humanitarian work that had people talking. At the camp, Angelina was photographed in a tank top and it appears as though a line has been added to her tattoo which lists the latitude and longitude of… READ MORE »


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“[I was] absolutely stone broke. She was put up for adoption when I was 17 or 18, I think … Since her mom and dad have died, we’ve tried to come together and be close together, and it’s working out pretty well. I never felt like I was her dad, because I didn’t take her… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Fresh out of a long, committed relationship with my childhood sweetheart to whom I was engaged long before I was ever ready to fully commit myself to someone in that regard, I rebounded. His name was Stan* and he was quiet, shy, compassionate and funny at times. I knew he wasn’t “the one,” but I… READ MORE »


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“I think everything works out the way the universe wants it to work out. We don’t have any boys in our family. Boy, is everyone really happy about that. So he’s like the crown prince … He’s my little Cajun cookie.”
Sandra Bullock talking about her adopted son, Louis, on today’s “Today.” I wonder how… READ MORE »


Parenting

Congrats to Neil Patrick Harris, who announced this weekend that he and his partner are expecting twins. Sadly, NPH also announced that he is planning to take a break from the biz to be a full-time daddy once the babies arrive. We will miss him, but I’m sure those babies will be stupid cute.
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You’re not the only ones who can adopt, Brad and Angelina. It’s a free world. And Jennifer Aniston wants to grow her family. Since she couldn’t secure a man the old-fashioned way, she went to Ethiopia and adopted herself a husband in this Onion send-up. We’re sure 33-year-old Negasi will be a proud addition… READ MORE »


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“Brad and Angie, please! Please adopt a child from Haiti! … Our job is to help those little kids, to give them a chance. If we give them a chance they’ll have a better tomorrow.”—Wyclef Jean knows where he wants to see Brad and Angelina adopt from next. Angie says baby number seven isn’t on… READ MORE »


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With Sandra Bullock’s baby revelation yesterday, one question keeps coming to mind—how, exactly, does one conceal a baby for three months, especially while under the intense scrutiny of Oscar buzz and mega-scandal curiosity? Yes, she did drop some serious hints. In her Oscar speech, she thanked “all the moms who take care of babies and… READ MORE »


Entertainment

The rest of you don’t cry every day? Oh, uh, me neither. But I did tear up at the trailer for “Mother and Child,” a film starring Naomi Watts, Annette Bening and Kerry Washington, about how three women’s lives are affected by adoption. Karen gave a baby up for adoption at 14; Elizabeth… READ MORE »


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Boy, when Sandra Bullock breaks her silence, she does it in a big way! In this week’s People magazine, Bullock not only discusses life since learning of her estranged husband’s alleged infidelities, she confirms she’s filed for divorce. But that isn’t even the biggest news. Her real bombshell is that … READ MORE »


News

Gay-bashing can be tough work: just look at the trouble that the Florida Family Policy Council of Orlando, Florida, ran into while protesting a Miami judge’s decision to grant a lesbian couple the right to adopt a 1-year-old boy. Lesbians Vanessa Alenier and Melanie Leon (photo at right) have cared for the boy, the child… READ MORE »


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We’ve all heard the saying, “No good deed goes unpunished” — and that’s proven to be true for 10 Americans who flew down to Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake. Recently the Haitian government arrested a group of 10 Americans, most of whom are members of a Baptist congregation in Idaho, as they tried to… READ MORE »