Intercountry adoption numbers hit new low

Family | Adoption advocates argue continued declines result from bad policies
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/12/19, 02:36 pm

The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. families plunged again last year, according to data the U.S. State Department released last month.

Intercountry adoptions declined by 14 percent, from 4,714 children in 2017 to 4,059 in 2018. The 2018 number is down 82 percent from a high of more than 22,000 in 2004.

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Wombs for hire?

Legislation | New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo kicks against the Catholic Church again, pushing to legalize surrogacy
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/26/19, 05:07 pm

A New York moment:

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Let’s make a ‘theyby’

Relationships | Parents across the country attempt to rear young children as genderless
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 7/27/18, 01:30 pm

The idea of parents raising “theybies” is picking up steam. What started decades ago as a push to make parenting more gender-neutral has morphed into attempts to erase gender completely until a child is old enough to “choose” his or her own gender identity.

National news outlets have heralded the idea of “gender-creative parenting” and highlighted its heroes: parents in mostly progressive pockets of America who embrace the often-arduous task of ensuring their young children are not labeled as male or female.

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