Adoption once surrounded by shame and secrecy has seen accelerated change in the last few decades. Writing sensitively and poignantly, Pertman, an award winning journalist and adoptive father, takes us on a highly readable and enlightening journey as he covers the many complex and mysterious issues...
Who can adopt?
If you’re wondering if you fit the picture of an adoptive parent, ask yourself the following Yes or No questions (this is not a multiple choice test): Are you married or single? Are you childless, or already parenting kids? Are you not disabled, or do you have a disability that does... Gay Adoption
Until the 1950s and '60s, adoption was predominately used to place healthy white babies in the homes of middle class, married couples. In the decades since, adoption practices have changed dramatically, and adoption has become a way for increasingly diverse populations to form families. According... Adoption Degree of Difficulty
It doesn’t seem fair that adoption is so hard. After all, parents who want to adopt have already been through the brutal experience of learning that they will be unable to have their own biological children. One would hope that the landing from that could be a little softer. But as anyone...
Paying it Forward
April 28, 2011, 1:04 pm
Not long after the adoption of our son Noah was finalized, we asked one another, “After everything we went through to become parents, would we do it again?” The answer was an obvious, unequivocal, “yes!” Further, we considered ourselves very fortunate to have faced the many challenges that met... Child Removed From Roach Infested Home
September 18, 2008, 10:35 am
Hot on the heels of the anti-gay adoption story out of Florida, comes an even more repulsive story, also out of Florida.
Police were at a home where a 2 year old child was living with her parents. The home was infested with thousands of roaches. The sink was piled full of dirty dishes,... Florida Court Declares "Gay Adoption Ban" Unconstitutional
October 28, 2010, 5:30 am
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I spent the better part of this year writing the series, Adopting In the 50 States. Many states make it difficult for gay or lesbian people to adopt. Some outright ban gay and lesbian people from...