Jillian Lauren On Her New Book, Adoption & Touring With Weezer

Perhaps Margaret Cho said it best when she called Jillian Lauren a “punk rock Scheherazade.” Lauren hit the literary scene in 2010 with the publication of Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, her New York Times bestselling-memoir and, like the legendary Scheherazade, Lauren seems to save her own life by telling fascinating… » 5/20/15 3:10pm Wednesday 3:10pm

Pol Who Gave Away Adopted Daughters Thought They Were Possessed 

The Arkansas Times continues to do a stellar job unraveling the incredibly disturbing story of Arkansas State Representative Justin Harris, who gave away the little girls he'd adopted to a man who sexually abused one of them. The Times' newest story reveals there were three children, not two, and that Harris and his… » 3/11/15 1:30pm 3/11/15 1:30pm

Politician Accused of 'Giving Away' Adopted Child to Sexual Abuser

An intense and disturbing investigative piece published by the Arkansas Times alleges that State Representative Justin Harris, a devout Christian who also owns a religious preschool, gave away two little girls he and his wife had adopted six months before. The little girls were "re-homed" with a former teacher at the… » 3/05/15 6:45pm 3/05/15 6:45pm

The 'Orphan' Kim Kardashian Tried to Adopt Has Politely Declined

Pink, the Thai girl who Kim Kardashian wanted to adopt on a recent episode of her show, has spoken out about the internet breaker adopting her and whisking her off to a life of glamour and luxury. Her response to the kind offer? She'd like to visit someday, but, uh, she's not really into commitment right now. » 11/19/14 11:25pm 11/19/14 11:25pm

Mom Posts Mean Things People Have Said to Her Adopted Daughters

When Kim Kelley-Wagner adopted two children from China, she didn't expect that others from The United States would be rude, mean or dismissive about the adoption, her children, or the fact that the girls were adopted from a different country. She quickly learned, however, that even when people weren't being… » 3/01/14 12:15pm 3/01/14 12:15pm

Your Afternoon Happy Cry: Long Lost Twins Are Reunited

On February 1, 2013, actress Sam Futerman got the most astonishing Facebook message. A French fashion designed living in London named Anais saw her in a Youtube video, and realized that they looked exactly alike. While messaging back and forth, the two also found out that they were born on the same day and in the same… » 2/12/14 2:45pm 2/12/14 2:45pm

California Wants to Unload Its Abandoned Chihuahuas on New York

Abandoned chihuahuas are apparently a problem in California, the land of second-guessing dog owners. So many people abandon Chihuahuas that California shelters are shipping the small, emotionally manipulative dogs to New York, claiming that Chihuahuas are an in-demand breed in New York because prospective pet owners… » 11/24/13 1:30pm 11/24/13 1:30pm

California Makes Getting An Abortion Less of a Pain in the Ass

Thanks to the efforts of conservatives who got elected based on lying to the electorate about knowing how to do stuff like "create jobs" and "fix the economy" (LOL), it's been a generation since getting an abortion was this big a pain in the ass — albeit not as big a pain in the ass as carrying a pregnancy for 9… » 10/10/13 2:10pm 10/10/13 2:10pm

Baby Veronica Returned to Adoptive Parents

On Monday, the four-year-old Cherokee girl known as "Baby Veronica" was taken from her biological father and returned to her South Carolina adoptive parents — a devastating ending to a years-long custody battle that raised questions about tribal sovereignty, parents rights, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. According… » 9/24/13 2:20pm 9/24/13 2:20pm

‘Black Pet Bias’ May Not Actually Be a Thing

Even though everyone knows that black cats are the foot servants of Satan, this bit of common knowledge will probably not, by itself, prevent black cats from being adopted at animal shelters. That’s because the so-called “black pet bias” — a popular aversion to those more inky, shadow-dwelling black cats and dogs… » 9/22/13 1:00pm 9/22/13 1:00pm

Proposed Texas Law: Women Seeking Abortions Must Take Adoption Class

EXTREE EXTREE READ ALL ABOUT IT! New dumb thing happening in Texas! The latest insultingly stupid proposed law would require any woman seeking an abortion to take a 3 hour adoption class beforehand. Because apparently the Lone Star State's zealot legislators and their zealot-in-chief Rick Perry think women are such… » 7/31/13 3:25pm 7/31/13 3:25pm