By Rick Weiss
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 15, 2007; A01
Researchers in Oregon reported yesterday that they had created the world's first fully formed, cloned monkey embryos and harvested batches of stem cells from them -- a feat that, if replicated in people, could allow production of replacement tissues or organs with no risk of rejection.
Zahara's family wants her back, a headline screams this week. The cover story is from In Touch Weekly and the claim is that this may be the worst nightmare of Angelina Jolie if she loses baby Z. Could it really happen? It would be awful as Angie obviously loves her baby girl. In a lengthy exposé the magazine details first that On June 20, 2006, Angelina proudly told CNN’s Anderson Cooper about the daughter she named Zahara.
"Attention Deficit". It can mean many things to many people. In my house, with four kids, it means not every child is getting the attention he/she may want from both parents all the time. Such is the consequence of being out-numbered. Hub-man and I do our best to attend to the needs of each child, but we are human. We will fail, and we will be judged. My hope is my kids will be kind when they look back on their childhood and remember all that was done for and with them, and not focus on what was not done.
I have a 16 year old Godson and he has lived with me and my 3 kids since his mum (my best and longest friend) hung herself on his 13th birthday. Ceejay has a dad who loves him to bits but sadly he fell apart after losing Ceejays mum and so as a temporary measure Ceejay came to live with us. That temporary measure turned out to be permanent. I have legal guardianship of him (needed if ever he needed medical attention and the likes) and he sees his dad whenever he wants (usually on a payday haha). They have a great relationship even though Ceejay chose to carry on living with me.
COLUMBIA — Although the term “adoption” implies the belief that embryos are alive, embryos do not have the same legal status as the children of live births. Currently, no state has laws that address embryo adoption specifically, and it is not legally necessary for adoptive parents to go through a traditional adoption process.
Minister for Women and Family Affairs Nimet Çubukçu announced on Wednesday that Parliament is working to amend the civil code’s provisions regarding child adoption with the objective of facilitating the process for foreign parents.
A few years ago, I made contact with an adoptee through the internet. It was the first time I ever had written conversations with a person who spoke the same angst-ridden language I had when it came to being lost and not knowing if I'd ever be found. We were both searching for the truth in terms about our adoptions, our childhoods, and how that all affected our relationships as parents and our marriages. We wanted to find answers to fill the voids that became our life-stories, but didn't know if that was possible. It was only within a few emails we compared
Another good program... this one proving that not only can people change, but programs can. When this program was Families For Kids Partnership, they focused on finding permanent families for kids in foster care. Now, they are the Parent-Child Assistance Program, seeing to the real needs of at-risk families towards goals of keeping them together, reunification, or reunion, depending on what the case may be. Reunification is when a foster child returns to his mom or dad or both.
Today, one year ago, Pound Pup Legacy was born as the brain child of two adoptees from the sixties. Twelve months followed of building up the site, adding articles, having discussions, researching and making contacts around the world, finding and defining our place in the global realm of child placement.