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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Diapers are demography

Family | Aren’t you curious to know why Huggies executives are worried about a decline in sales?
by Joel Belz
Posted 1/31/18, 05:05 pm

A couple of news items grabbed my attention a few days ago. But it was more for what they didn’t report than for what they did.

The first involved a veteran CEO’s report to the stockholders of his big company. “Times are good,” he was able to report truthfully. The consensus in the room was that the economy is good and that the new tax laws are favorable. But then, conceding that there were also a few dark clouds on the horizon, the executive stopped short of what seems to me might have been a very helpful analysis.

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