Tag Archives: USA

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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2010-10-29: 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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2010-09-23: 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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2010-09-19: 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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2010-09-18: 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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Selected journal articles and book chapters

Charlotte J. Patterson is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and in the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at the University of Virginia. She is also a faculty member and research scientist at the Fenway Institute’s Center for Population Research in LGBT Health in Boston. Her research focuses on the psychology of sexual orientation, with an emphasis on sexual orientation, human development, and family lives. In the context of her research, Patterson has worked with children, adolescents, couples, and families; she is best known for her studies of child development in the context of lesbian- and gay-parented families. Continue reading

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2010-09-08: Judge Judy (former family court judge)

Frequently Judge Judy is dealing with cases involving family disputes, and some of the time adoption, foster care or surrogacy. Continue reading

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2010-09-04: Ugly Betty – Claire's adopted son Tyler (Series 4 story line)

http://www.rte.ie/tv/uglybetty/s4p13.html Claire’s son Tyler (Neal Bledsoe) comes to New York to find her. (Serie 4, programme 13) http://www.rte.ie/tv/uglybetty/s4p8.html Claire gets Amanda’s help and tracks down Tyler (Neal Bledsoe), the son she long ago gave up for adoption. (Serie 4, programme … Continue reading

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2010-09-04: Criminal Minds – image of adopted children, and alternative families

A number of cases involve adopted children who are turning criminal in their quest to seeking their identity, their parents, their past, etc.; and resolving their adoption-related neurosis.
It also involves a number of cases surrounding women or couples abducting children, and “gypsy” couples abducting children to provide slave wifes to their sons, and a cancer-stricken grieving mother whose husbands abducts and rapes women to provide her with her lost son. Continue reading

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2010-09-02: The switch

An unmarried 40-year-old woman turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend, who has been living with a secret: he replaced her preferred sperm sample with his own. Continue reading

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2010-09-01: Modern Family – Gays To Kiss At Last

Producers say that was a mere accident that the couple, played by Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, didn’t kiss during season one, but they plan to make good on it during the upcoming season. Continue reading

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2010-08-27: Victims, adoption groups and opposition parties are now demanding a full investigation into all the vaccine trials on children in state care

THE Government was told about secret vaccine trials at least six years ago but has refused to investigate them ever since. Continue reading

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2010-08-23: Adoption Rights Alliance, survivors and politicians calling for inquiry into trials of vaccines

Controversial vaccine trials were carried out in the 1960s and 1970s, on children in the care of the State without proper information being made available or the full consent of their parents or guardians. Continue reading

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Gay Dads: a celebration of fatherhood

Based on a thorough review of the literature, as well as interviews with a pioneering group of men who in the 1980’s chose to become fathers outside the boundaries of a heterosexual union. (Foster care, adoption, kinship) Continue reading

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Raising adopted children

Offers parents practical advice about raising an adopted child and covers current issues such as prenatal drug exposure and transracial adoption. Continue reading

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Being adopted, the lifelong search for self

This book outlines developmental tasks at each of seven stages throughout the life of an adopted person. Continue reading

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Real parents, real children: parenting the adopted child

The authors bring years of experience to the complex emotional issues that parents will negotiate, and expert advice on establishing a healthy, loving parent-child relationship. Continue reading

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Beyond good intentions

Cherie Register, the mother of two adult daughters adopted as infants from Korea who has offers personal essays reflecting on her own critical consciousness towards the sensitivities that can surround transnational adoption. Continue reading

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Are those kids yours

Cherie Register draws on her experience as the mother of two Korean-born daughters and interviews with adoptive families to illustrate the special challenges multicultural families face.‏ Continue reading

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Gay men choosing parenthood

Based on a thorough review of the literature, as well as interviews with a pioneering group of men who in the 1980’s chose to become fathers outside the boundaries of a heterosexual union. (Foster care, adoption, kinship) Continue reading

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