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Sharon Stone’s Son Shares Five Words About Adoption

“Yeah, because you chose me” 

According to this blog post, Sharon Stone (mother of three adopted sons) asked her son if he knew how much she loves him.  His response appears quoted above.  

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Trend Watch – Five States Seek To Provide Faith-Based Adoption Protections To Date

According to this article, the count is up to five.  Five states now provide or are moving forward to providing for faith-based religious protections for adoption agencies which place a child’s needs and best interest below the religiously held beliefs of the adoption agency.  Essentially allowing an adoption agency to ignore a child’s best interests over religiously held beliefs.

The five states are:  Alabama (passed on May 3, 2017), South Dakota (passed in March 2017), Virginia (passed in 2012), Texas (pending legislation), and Oklahoma (pending legislation).

Georgia was moving in this direction, but the bill died when the legislature adjourned without acting on it in March 2017. 

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Texas – Faith-Based Adoption Agency’s Religious Beliefs Trump Child’s Best Interest

According to this article, a bill in the Texas House just passed permitting faith-based adoption agencies to reject adoptive parents based on the agencies religiously held beliefs.   It has been argued that the rejections may include gay, divorced, non-Christian, Jewish, etc. 

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Kentucky – Judge Refuses To Hear Gay Adoption Cases Citing Best Interest of Child

Report that a Kentucky Judge issued an Order yesterday – April 27, 2017 – refusing to hear gay adoption cases because of his belief that the adoption is against a child’s best interest.

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D.C. — Surrogacy Ban Lifted

According to this article, the District of Columbia just lifted a criminal ban on surrogacy.  Here’s a copy of the bill.

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Proposed Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act — Bishops Support Agency Gay Adoption Discrimination

According to this article, three chairman of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees signed a letter to Pennsylvania Representative Mike Kelly on April 10, 2017 voicing their support for the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act which would allow U.S. adoption agencies to legally exclude same-sex couples from consideration for adoption based on their “sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions.”  The Bishops support carving out a religious exception to state anti-discrimination laws that would allow religious adoption agencies to continue to receive state dollars.

The three chairs are:  (1) The chairman of the US Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty; (2) the chair of the bishops’ Subcommittee for Defense and Promotion of Marriage; and (3) the Chairman of the Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.

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Nebraska Supreme Court – Rejects State’s Ban on Gay Adoption; Holds It’s Akin to ‘White’s Only” Racial Discrimination

The Nebraska Supreme Court released an opinion on Friday, April 7, 2017, denying the State’s request to reverse the Nebraska Judge’s holding that the State’s ban on gay adoption was unconstitutional.  The Supreme Court also awarded legal fees in excess of $150,000 to attorneys representing the adoptive families, and clearly stated that a gay adoption ban was akin to ‘White’s Only” racial discrimination signs.

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Osaka Becomes First Japanese City To Recognize Same-Sex Adoption

According to this blog, Osaka, Japan just became the first city in Japan to recognize same-sex adoption.

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Nixon US Supreme Court Pick Turns Down Court Over Adoption

According to this book, President Nixon considered Richard Harding Poff for a nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Poff wanted the seat but withdrew his name from consideration because he didn’t want the press writing about his son’s adoption believing his son was too young to understand.  Poff gave up the seat and the press learned about and wrote about it anyway.

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San Francisco — City Employees Banned From Official Travel to South Dakota In Response to Anti-Gay Adoption Legislation

Here’s an article with audio recording where the Governor of South Dakota tries to explain why he feels the bill he signed allowing adoption agencies to discriminate is not anti-gay adoption in an attempt to convince states not to enact travel bans on South Dakota.  The article also mentions that the State of California may soon follow San Francisco by banning all official State of California business travel to South Dakota.

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