Adoption

FILE - In this March 13, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Turning to a topic that generally bridges partisan divides, President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at strengthening child-welfare programs nationwide, Child welfare has not been a high-profile issue for Trump, but Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar hailed the executive order as a step toward “bold reforms.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 24, 2020 - 1:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tackling a lower-profile issue for the White House, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at strengthening child-welfare programs nationwide. It comes as child-protection agencies across the U.S. struggle with effects related to the coronavirus pandemic...
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Tarrah Gibbons
June 23, 2020 - 10:52 am
When animal shelters tried to find foster homes for pets during the coronavirus pandemic, volunteers across the United States were interested. Here is how you can foster or adopt a pet during this global crisis.
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Tarrah Gibbons
June 22, 2020 - 12:31 pm
A single father who has fostered children for over 20 years is now a dad of 12 after adopting five siblings. Read the heartwarming story on RADIO.COM.
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Tarrah Gibbons
May 18, 2020 - 1:31 pm
Are you lonely during the coronavirus pandemic? Pedigree, the company known for its dog food, is hosting dog adoptions via Zoom amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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May 06, 2020 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents fell by more than one-quarter last year, extending a 15-year decline, according to State Department figures released Wednesday. Sharp drops in adoptions from China and Ethiopia more than offset increases from Ukraine, Liberia...
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This Sept. 13, 2019 photo provided by the family shows Adebambo Alli, left, Robin Gallite and their adopted daughter, Adenike-Rae, at the Lekki Conservation Center, a natural reserve protecting the wetlands of the Lekki peninsula in Nigeria. Stranded in Nigeria for months, the couple had a rare chance to board a U.S-bound evacuation flight amid the coronavirus outbreak. They refused to fly because Adenike-Rae has yet to receive a U.S. visa and they would have had to leave her behind. (Adebambo Alli via AP)
April 14, 2020 - 12:39 pm
Stranded in Nigeria for months, a Colorado couple had a rare chance to catch an evacuation flight to the U.S. recently during the coronavirus outbreak. But they refused because they would have had to leave behind their adopted daughter, who has yet to get a U.S. visa. “After we found our daughter...
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This undated photo provided by Scott Knuteson shows Whitney and Mike Saville with their new daughter, Grace in New Delhi,India. Mike and Whitney Saville, of Auburn, Georgia, traveled to India to adopt a child is looking for help to get back home after Indian authorities locked down the country because of the coronavirus. (Scott Knuteson via AP)
March 26, 2020 - 6:24 pm
A Georgia couple who traveled to India to adopt a child have had to delay bringing their new daughter back to the United States after Indian authorities locked down the country because of the coronavirus. India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Tuesday announced a three-week lockdown in the...
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Passengers on a flight from Europe arrive at Logan International Airport in Boston, Friday, March, 13, 2020. Beginning at midnight Friday most Europeans will be banned from entering the United States for 30 days to try to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. Americans returning from Europe will be subject to enhanced health screening. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
March 13, 2020 - 7:28 pm
Airlines and travelers are still sorting out the new travel ban that President Donald Trump announced late Wednesday that bars most foreign visitors coming to the U.S. from continental Europe for 30 days. The ban will affect 7,300 flights — and more than 2 million airline seats — scheduled from 26...
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Dezso John Lokos summons a flock of birds with hand motions after dumping a bag of rice for them on a sidewalk, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. Lokos, who makes it a habit to feed the birds downtown, has been in America since 1951 after fleeing Hungary during World War II, and authorities want to deport him from his Atlanta home. (AP Photo/John Amis)
March 02, 2020 - 10:25 am
ATLANTA (AP) — As he approaches a flock of pigeons on a downtown Atlanta sidewalk, John Lokos flaps his arms slowly to let them know he's a friend. He pours peanuts and rice on the ground and puts his finger to his lips. “They feel safe right now when we're quiet," he says, and the birds gobble up...
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People gather at a memorial near Staples Center after the death of Laker legend Kobe Bryant Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
January 27, 2020 - 2:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chants rose in the plaza across from Staples Center. "Kobe!" and "MVP! MVP!" They came from hundreds of fans gathered to mourn the death of Kobe Bryant. Candles burned alongside hand-lettered messages scrawled on signs and the pavement. Bunches of flowers piled up, some with...
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