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American couple adopts Taiwanese child after waiting 8 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An eight-year-old foster child has finally been adopted after having been placed in foster care since she was only three months old. Taiwan Fund for Children and Famili...

Jury: Food Network star guilty in foster child's death

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The winner of a Food Network cooking show competition has been found guilty in the beating death last year of a 3-year-old foster child in her care. The jury ...

Michigan settlement lets faith agencies deny LGBT adoptions

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faith-based adoption agencies that contract with the state of Michigan can refuse to place children with same-sex couples under a proposed settlement filed in federal court Tuesd...

Melania Trump announces NFT venture

NEW YORK (AP) — In exchange for a cryptocurrency token, you can own a digital watercolor painting of Melania Trump's eyes. The former first lady launched a venture this week selling ...

Ex-Army couple avoids more prison time in child abuse case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former Army major and his wife who prosecutors said routinely beat their young foster children and denied them food and water as punishment avoided more prison time Wednesday, th...

California approves 1st state-funded guaranteed income plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday approved the first state-funded guaranteed income plan in the U.S., $35 million for monthly cash payments to qualifying pregnant people and y...

DHL donated IDR2.4 billion to SOS Children’s Villages in six years of partnership in Indonesia

With DPDHL Group's support and contribution of €140,000 (IDR2.4 billion) since inception, program has benefitted more than 2,500 young people in IndonesiaGoTeach program aims to improve youth emplo...

Massachusetts foster parents could be first to unionize

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts could become home to the first union to successfully represent foster parents. SEIU 509 announced plans Thursday to unionize thousands of foster parents a...

Dallas defender Hollingshead fosters baby amid pandemic

With two children of their own, FC Dallas defender Ryan Hollingshead and his wife, Taylor, wanted to add to their young family in a way that would align with a desire to help others. ...

Pandemic piles new pressures on foster children, caretakers

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Overstreet first entered foster care at age 14, separated from her siblings and knowing very little about what her new life meant aside from what she had seen in the popular mu...

Judge allows Michigan adoption agencies to bar LGBT homes

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's religious-based adoption agencies that contract with the state will be allowed to refuse to place children in LGBT homes under a preliminary injunction issued by a fed...

2nd person announces primary challenge to US Sen. Markey

BOSTON (AP) — A business executive who spent his childhood in what he calls unstable, cruel and at times violent foster homes announced a primary challenge Tuesday to Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Sen...

Book Review: Gorgeous novel explores adopting a foster child

"The Risk of Us," (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by Rachel Howard With breathtaking brevity, Rachel Howard's debut novel, "The Risk of Us," illuminates the joys, challenges, fears and ...

Russia returns Alaska man who crossed Bering Sea in dinghy

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage man who attempted to sail from Alaska to China with a bucket of salmon bellies, bread, water and a jug of grape juice as provisions has been deported by officials...

Disbarred lawyer, 74, accused of shooting 7 officers

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A 74-year-old man accused of shooting seven South Carolina law enforcement officers, killing one, is a Vietnam veteran and disbarred attorney who used his marksmanship to hold of...