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

'Black Babies Cost Less': The Racial Realities of Adoption in America

In 2010, NPR's Michele Norris started The Race Card Project, a website through which she solicited six word statements from listeners on "race and cultural identity." She gets honest statements like "race is a white man's problem" and "I feel guilty because I'm white," but the most recent one she's chosen to explore… » 6/27/13 10:55am 6/27/13 10:55am

One Of This Cat's Kittens Is A Puppy And I Cannot

If anyone feels like spontaneously lactating, watch the above video of Lurlene the cat, who adopted one-day-old orphaned pitbull puppy Noland over in a Cleveland animal shelter. As you can see, she grooms him like one of her four biological kitten babies. (He's fed with supplemental bottles since he's bigger than his… » 6/24/13 7:45pm 6/24/13 7:45pm

World's Worst Mom Forces Teen Daughter to Get Pregnant

In a Law and Order SVU episode come to life, a woman who adopted three daughters in the U.K. but desperately wanted a fourth convinced one of her teenage daughters to artificially inseminate herself and become pregnant so that she could have the child. The mother manipulated her daughter into inseminating herself in… » 4/29/13 4:40pm 4/29/13 4:40pm

How to raise cloned children without totally screwing them up

We've been thoroughly enjoying Orphan Black, BBC America's show about a young woman who discovers, to her shock, that she's a clone. But what if, instead of being an orphan with no knowledge of her genetic heritage, Sarah was raised by loving parents? How might they try to ensure she grew up to be a happy and fully… » 4/21/13 3:14pm 4/21/13 3:14pm