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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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Under the radar

Gay adoption | The Gladney Center for Adoption has—very quietly—accepted the application of a same-sex couple, betraying the trust of many Christian supporters
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 1/16/18, 09:41 pm

FORT WORTH, Texas—One of America’s leading adoption institutions is violating the trust of its Christian supporters by hopping on the LGBT bandwagon. Officers of the Gladney Center for Adoption have told its board of directors and staff that they are now accepting homosexual parents as clients but have held off making a public announcement.

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