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Backpedaling the birth policy

China | Will the Chinese government soon nix its longstanding birth limits for families?
by June Cheng
Posted 6/15/18, 11:51 am

The Chinese government is contemplating ending all birth limits on its citizens. The proposal would end a nearly 40-year policy that has led to millions of abortions, abandoned babies, forced abortions and sterilizations, and “hidden children” who live without documentation or access to healthcare, schooling, or jobs.

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Invisible children

Parenting | If ‘Heather has two mommies,’ she’s probably missing her daddy
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 4/12/18, 03:24 pm

I was told that strong reporting goes to the source: Be a pavement-pounder, not a thumb-sucker.

But when I learned that a local faith-based agency was recently denied by the city their right to place children in foster homes because they weren’t recruiting same-sex households, I found myself in a quandary. No one I contacted at the Christian group consented to be interviewed. The words of the prophet had come to pass: “Therefore he who is prudent will keep silent in such a time, for it is an evil time” (Amos 5:13).

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Families torn asunder

Adoption | Mourning a two-year separation from their foster daughter, a California couple advocates for families fighting to stay together.
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/23/18, 12:46 pm

This week marked the two-year anniversary of the spring afternoon when Rusty and Summer Page lost the 6-year-old girl they had raised as their own daughter for more than four years. 

The eve of Passion Week seems a fitting occasion to reflect on painful, sacrificial love. 

On March 21, 2016, a Los Angeles County social worker arrived at the Pages’ Santa Clarita, Calif., home to pluck a distraught Lexi from her despairing foster family and whisk her hundreds of miles away to distant relatives she had never met.

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