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

The 18-year-old, from Zimbabwe, had been tipped to win the competition outright but did not qualify as one of the final 12 contestants.
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 as a 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

The Vatican kept up its attack on the Nobel committee yesterday for giving the medicine prize to in-vitro fertilisation pioneer Robert Edwards, saying he had led to a culture where embryos are seen as commodities.
As a reminder, the Vatican is against any form of assisted procreation, and just about tolerates adoption. Continue reading

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

Robbie Williams and his new wife Ayda Field want to start a family as soon as possible and jokingly says he wants gay kids.
The 36-year-old star admitted he and Ayda are even considering undergoing in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment to boost their chances. Continue reading

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2010-10-06: Quintuplet joy for lesbian couple

Ms Nolan, already has a one-year-old daughter, Lilly, with her partner.
Ms Keevers became pregnant with quintuplets some months back, conceived via donor insemination using sperm from an anonymous American donor. Continue reading

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

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. Continue reading

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

Sinead reveals to a stunned Lynsey that her mum’s stolen the baby, Diane breaks down. Continue reading

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2010-10-29: The kids are alright

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

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2010-09-24: South African's Heritage Day

Heritage Day, 24 September, is a Public Holiday on which South Africans across the spectrum are encouraged to celebrate their cultural heritage and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people. Continue reading

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2010-09-23: McAleese turns down role in NY St Patrick's parade, LGBT groups approve

President Mary McAleese has insisted that “scheduling constraints” and a very busy final year in office were behind her decision not to accept an invitation to be grand marshal of the New York St Patrick’s Day parade. Irish-American commentator Niall O’Dowd insisted that Mrs McAleese’s decision was connected to the issue of gays being refused the right to march in the parade under their own banners. Continue reading

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2010-09-21: South African and Bulgarian adoption stories on RTE1 "Four Live", 4pm

Given that South Africa will be one of the few options for pink families, it will be interesting to watch the interview of a couple who successfully adopted from South Africa. Continue reading

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2010-09-20: Bulgaria institutions for mentally disabled children under par

Bulgarian Helsinki Committee announces the results of the inspections carried out in the country’s institutions for mentally disabled children.
Hundreds of child deaths, avoidable but never investigated, a large proportion of which caused by malnutrition. The current state of the social institutions for children reveals malnutrition, violence, physical and chemical restraint. Continue reading

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2010-09-19: Life Unexpected

After spending all of her 15 years bouncing from one foster family to another, Lux has decided it’s time to take control of her life and files to become an emancipated minor. She ends up with her two biological parents. Continue reading

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2010-09-17: NELFA CONFERENCE ON LGBT FAMILIES 2010

NELFA, first Journées européennes des familles homoparentales (JEFH) 2010 (Première European homoparental families convention (JEFH) 2010) Paris, 17th and 18th September 2010, Espace Reuilly, Paris 12. The European Conference on LGBT families is organised by the Network of European LGBT … Continue reading

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2010-09-18: Kidnap son convinces father to surrender

A 20-YEAR-old man who police say was abducted by his father 17 years ago during a messy divorce apparently read a newspaper article about his disappearance and persuaded his father to turn himself in. (USA) Continue reading

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2010-09-16: Call for civil marriage legislation

Gay rights campaigners have called on the Government to legislate for civil marriage for same-sex couples following an Irish Times /Behaviour & Attitudes poll which showed a large majority of people in support of such a move. Continue reading

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Country information – what is what?

As we have seen, with Hague coming, things have changed, and relationships with “sending” countries are changing too. Understanding Hague… a story of Doors and Windows To add a bit of clarity, we have collated the various sources of information … Continue reading

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2010-09-15: 67% support gay marriage, 91% support civil partnership, only 38% oppose same-gender couples adoptions (46% support)

A poll suggests strong support for gay marriage (67%), a significant majority (60 per cent) also believe civil partnerships for gay couples will not undermine the institution of marriage. A large majority (91 per cent) also say they would not think less of a person if they revealed they were gay or lesbian.These numbers are consistently high across most age groups, as well as in urban and rural areas.People are divided, however, on whether gay couples should be allowed to adopt children. Some 46 per cent support such a move, while more than a third (38 per cent) are opposed. Continue reading

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2010-09-14: UK child border procedures defended

In a Newsnight probe, welfare groups criticised the failure of the UK Border Agency to tell all adults accompanying children about private fostering law. They said this left many children unregistered and vulnerable to abuse. Continue reading

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Understanding Hague… a story of Doors and Windows

You have heard that everything will change with Ireland finally ratifying the Hague Agreement. How so? Based on the idea that intercountry adoption can be achieved in two ways: through the Door or through the Window, let’s try to explain … Continue reading

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2010-09-13: Irish Pink Adoptions on RTE1 Radio, 9am

Because of the recent announcement about adoption being soon open for South-Africa, Bulgaria, and Thailand, LGBT adopters can celebrate, as South-Africa is themost likely country of origin for us, and it allows LGBT applicants. Continue reading

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