Diane Taylor and Hugh Muir
Saturday September 15, 2007 The Guardian
One of the longest child custody cases in British legal history is to return to the high court as an infertile African couple make a new attempt to recover the child they claim as their "miracle" baby.
They claim the welfare of the three-year-old boy is a matter of serious concern. The claims are contested by Haringey council in north London.
I grew-up knowing how to cook. Correction. I learned how to cook, by default. I remember my grandmother taught me how to bake. Cooking and baking are two different things. One is a science; the other is to taste.
Anyone ever have a salty Angle Food Cake? Or sour whipped cream?
The thing I love most about my grandmother's cooking is simple: I had to earn her trust to learn how to cook like her.
Katie, the oldest of my twins, has been having separation anxiety, in terms of leaving me and going to full-day first-grade. She's six years old, and is realizing the cord has been cut. She's not liking it very much, and it's making her very sad.
September 7, 1988: A Long Island Teenager Discovers His Parents Stabbed and Bludgeoned Marty Tankleff wakes up on the first day of his senior year in high school to discover his mother and father brutally stabbed and bludgeoned, his mother—Arlene Tankleff—dead, his father—Seymour Tankleff—unconscious but alive. Marty calls 911 and gives first-aid to his father.
As an International Adoptee, from the Closed Era, how does the Adoption Industry answer for the loss of family history and heritage so many of us do without, because strangers chose one land... one group of people is better than another?
My parents made no effort teaching me about my first family, and my own mother-land. I was adopted by Americans, I was therefore "American". I was made better because of the better American parents. If not for "them" I would be nothing but a moaning, groping, vegetable.
If we compare the global divorce phenomenon to an earthquake, the United States would be at the epicenter. In a recent year, more than one million marriages were terminated there—an average of two every minute. But you may well be aware that the United States is hardly alone in its marital misery.
In 1958 Father Delooz, Franciscaner went to the Belgian colony Rwanda, where he got into contact with the White Sisters of Afrika. The Sisters run an orphanages for Mulate children.
Many colonial men had relations with black women. Only ten percent of these children was registered by the fathers. The mulate children were taken into orphanages by the Sisters. It was not obliged by law, but the mothers were forced to give up their children (also if they could well take care of them).
The new frontiers of placement: kafalah, European adoption and international placement.
The acceptance of minors coming from Islamic countries, for adoption in countries of the European Union, the regulation of international placement: those are the terms for Amici dei Bambini (AiBi) that could enlarge the horizon of the acceptance of abandoned minors and minors with family problems.
The US intends to ratify the Hague Convention beginning 2008. To this end they have designated two organisations as accreditors: one of them is the *Council on Accreditation*, in which Thomas Atwood (President National Council for Adoption and former Board Member of Bethany Christian Services) and Beverly Grant (Director Bethany Christian Services) are members of the Board.
The acceditation process will be done on the basis of PEER reviews.
THE government has provisionally shut down Betty Hazviperi Makoni’s Girl Child Network (GCN) following shocking revelations that she was illegally and unlawfully keeping children without proper documentation and permission from the Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Social Welfare.
GCN is an organisation that fights for the rights of the girl child against all forms of child abuses that include rape and negligence.
For those catching up, an update: Seven months after finding my birthmother, I'm told she allowed her husband to sexually abuse a child in her care over a period of years. My mother is still in denial. This child, now a woman, never received family help.
There's nothing like some wine tasting followed by long soaks in hot mineral pools to work out the kinks. Thank you, Calistoga!
With the debate over family values raging on both sides of the Atlantic, Icelandic society dances to the beat of its own ethical drum, banding together to pioneer inroads into the terra incognita of non-traditional families like same-sex parents, unions outside the church and interracial adoption.
LOGAN - In Utah, hopeful adoptive parents call the toddler from China Amanda. In Kansas, another pair of longing parents know her as Amelya. As she approaches her third birthday, both couples are battling to make the girl their own.
A new scientific truth does not triumph by
convincing its opponents and making them
see the light, but rather because its opponents
eventually die, and a new generation grows up
that is familiar with it.
Ever since the 70's activists have been fighting over the paper trail, a generation of activists stuck in an endless succession of legal battles in a state by state course.