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  • Russia's adoption ban misguided

    Russia's adoption ban misguided
    We adopted two Russian children, a 7-month-old girl in 1998 and three years later a 10-month-old boy. In addition, we have an older biological daughter. We chose Russia because we wanted to adopt an infant who shared our European heritage. The adoption process was long and challenging, and there were many times where it was difficult to maintain the commitment needed to work through all the paperwork, background checks, visits with social workers, medical evaluations and inspections of our home. In both cases, the adoption process took approximately nine months.
  • Teresa Bartlinski's life was the miracle, family's pastor says

    Teresa Bartlinski's life was the miracle, family's pastor says
    Teresa Bartlinski, the Catonsville child whose life and courage captivated people worldwide, was borrowed from heaven to teach all a lesson in God's love, the Rev. Christopher J. Whatley said Saturday at her funeral. The 6-year-old girl, adopted from...

    Families worry about possible Russian adoption ban

    Families worry about possible Russian adoption ban
    To Heather and Aaron Whaley, they're already parents to a 4-year-old girl living in a Russian orphanage off the Sea of Japan. The Frederick couple have never met the child, but they've given her a name — Addie. They've hung pictures of her in a...

    International adoption not the only answer

    In response to the recent commentary by Howard Alstein ("International adoption, once common, dries up," Nov. 13), the real story about what happened to international adoption is about poverty and the lack of investment in women. Trafficking and the...

    International adoption dries up

    Until about 1950, a married American couple wanting to have a child other than by procreation had only two options: adopt a U.S.-born children privately (e.g. attorneys, private child welfare agencies) or through public social welfare agencies. The...