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As same-sex marriage becomes more widely accepted, ranks of gay dads increase

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Weston Clark, left, and his husband, Brandon Mark, right, play with their children Xander, 4, and Zoe, 17 months, at their home in Salt Lake City on Monday, June 15, 2015.
More so than heterosexual couples or lesbians, who can bear their own children, gay men face high hurdles en route to parenthood. The main avenues open to them - adoption or surrogacy - can be costly and complicated. But many ...

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Gay couple who always wanted to be dads now adopting their 7th child, a gay teen

Friday, June 19, 2015
Eric Charles-Gallo, center, with husband Louis Gallo, left, and newest addition, Darnell, right. They’re surrounded by their other six kids and a foster baby.
Right from the start of their relationship, Eric Charles-Gallo and Louis Gallo of Kansas City, Missouri, knew they wanted to be dads. ...

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Obama calls for end to discriminatory parenting laws

Saturday, May 2, 2015
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When President Obama declared May National Foster Care Month, he used words never before included in a White House proclamation about adoption. ...

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Nebraska welfare officials ignoring state’s ban on gay, unmarried foster parents

Monday, March 2, 2015
Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln.
Nebraska welfare officials have been placing foster children in the homes of gay, lesbian and unmarried couples, despite a 1995 policy barring the state from doing so. ...

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Study: 1 in 5 kids in Los Angeles County foster care identifies as LGBTQ

Saturday, August 30, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- One in five Los Angeles County foster youths identifies as LGBTQ, according to a study released this week by researchers at UCLA’s Williams Institute. The report, entitled “Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in Los Angeles County Foster ...

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GOP lawmakers introduce ‘license to discriminate’ bill for adoption agencies

Sunday, August 3, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- Two Republican lawmakers have introduced new legislation aimed at allowing adoption and foster-care agencies to deny services based on their religious beliefs or moral convictions, but critics charge the bill would simply enable agencies to discriminate against same-sex ...

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Nevada revises foster care regulations to remove exclusion of people with HIV

Friday, August 1, 2014
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LAS VEGAS -- The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) on Thursday revised its regulations concerning licensing prospective foster parents to remove a requirement that foster parents be free of a list of communicable diseases that included HIV. ...

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Suit challenging Neb. ban on same-sex couple foster care can move forward

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Three same sex couples can go ahead with their lawsuit challenging a Nebraska policy preventing them and all unmarried couples from serving as foster parents, a judge ruled. ...

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Mich. House committee advances bills allowing ‘moral’ adoption refusals

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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LANSING, Mich. -- Legislators serving on the Michigan House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors on Wednesday advanced three bills which would allow taxpayer funded adoption agencies the ability to deny an adoption placement based on that agency's moral ...

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Mich. lawmakers postpone vote on bills allowing ‘moral’ disapproval of adoption

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors adjourned Wednesday without voting on two bills currently before the committee which would allow adoption agencies the ability to deny an adoption placement based on that agency's moral ...

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