What is Irish Pink Adoptions?

Irish Pink Adoptions aims at providing support information for “pink” families-to-be, or who already are.

We chose the term “pink family” as a relatively neutral umbrella term for the single gay men, single lesbians, or same-gender couples who intend to adopt, are in the process of adopting, or have adopted.   Continue reading

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2010-10-06: X Factor: Gamu Nhengu ordered to leave Britain over alleged claims irregularities

http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/independent-woman/celebrity-news-gossip/x-factor-gamu-nhengu-ordered-to-leave-britain-2367351.html

By Nick Collins
Wednesday Oct 6 2010

Gamu Nhengu, the X Factor contestant whose departure from the show caused outcry, has been ordered to leave the Britain.

The 18-year-old, from Zimbabwe, had been tipped to win the competition outright but failed to even qualify as one of the final 12 contestants after being rejected by judge Cheryl Cole.

Reports earlier this week claimed Gamu’s failure was related to issues with her visa, and on Tuesday night the Home Office confirmed her family had been sent an official letter telling them to leave Britain.

The order was the result of an investigation into £16,000 in benefits wrongly claimed by her mother, Nokutula, The Sun reported. Continue reading

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2010-10-06: Vatican continues to attack Nobel over IVF award

http://www.irishexaminer.com/world/kfmhcwgbidkf/

For the second day, it kept up its public criticism of the choice of Edwards, whose success in fertilising a human egg outside of the womb led to “test tube babies” and innovations such as embryonic stem cell research and surrogate motherhood.

The Vatican ratcheted up its negative opinion as several leading Italian newspapers criticised it for its attack on Edwards.

A statement by the Vatican-based International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC), said it was “dismayed” at the choice.

“Although IVF has brought happiness to the many couples who have conceived through this process, it has done so at enormous cost,” the federation said in a statement issued on Vatican letter head.

“Many millions of embryos have been created and discarded during the IVF process,” it said, adding that embryos were being used as “animals destined for destruction”. Continue reading

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2010-10-06: Robbie Williams wants gay kids by IVF as soon as possible

http://sify.com/movies/hollywood/fullstory.php?id=14958072

Robbie Williams and his new wife Ayda Field want to start a family as soon as possible and jokingly says he wants gay kids.

“I want a gay one, we’ve talked about it and that’s what we want, whatever it is,” contactmusic.com quoted Williams as saying.

“I genuinely don’t care. I always thought I want a boy ever since I was little but now I’m like, ‘Oh yeah girls, they’re daddy’s girls aren’t they?’

“If it’s a guy I’m going teach it to play footy and all of that stuff and if it’s a girl I’m going to protect her to my death,” he added.

The 36-year-old star admitted he and Ayda are even considering undergoing in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment to boost their chances.

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2010-10-06: Quintuplet joy for lesbian couple

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/quintuplet-joy-for-lesbian-couple-2366422.html

By Edel O’Connell

Wednesday October 06 2010

THE father of an Irish woman whose partner is pregnant with quintuplets has said his biggest concern now is for the health of the mother and babies.

Paul Nolan, from Waterford, said the family were shocked when they heard the news that the Australian partner of their 21-year-old daughter Rosemary was pregnant with quins.

The Irish woman and her partner, Melissa Keevers (27), made headlines by becoming the world’s first same-sex couple to be pregnant with quintuplets. Continue reading

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2010-10-05: RTE1, Do the right thing: Journey To Belarus

Available for 20 days: http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1081936

Do the right thing yourself: http://www.burrenchernobyl.ie/

http://www.rte.ie/tv/dotherightthing/episodes.html: Episode 5, Journey To Belarus

After the intrigue and drama of Greece the volunteers travel to Belarus for a weekend caring for orphaned children in the Vesnova Children’s Institution.

Under the watchful eye of Chernobyl Children International director Adi Roche the volunteers are thrown in the deep end: caring for kids with serious illnesses & severe physical disabilities. It’s an incredibly emotional challenge and some volunteers prove better than others at dealing with it. In the midst of all this the slightly shell-shocked group must also come together to put on an Irish-themed ‘theatrical event’. Continue reading

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2010-10-05: Hollyoaks, stolen baby story line

http://www.e4.com/hollyoaks/episodes/2010/10/04-08-october_p_2.html

Sinead worries that Diane won’t return the baby. She tracks down Rob at school, who reassures her that the baby will be gone by the end of day, but she’s not convinced. When Sinead returns home at lunchtime to find Diane still with the baby, Diane reveals that she thinks he might be ill. Sinead immediately suggests that a doctor should take a look at him, but Diane is dismissive, so Sinead goes off to recruit Lynsey. Sinead reveals to a stunned Lynsey that her mum’s stolen the baby, Diane breaks down.

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2010-10-29: The kids are alright

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0842926/

[easyreview title=”The kids are alright, Lisa Cholodenko,
2010″ summary=”Not reviewed yet.”]

Two children conceived by artificial insemination by their two mothers, bring their birth father into their family life.

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