Posts Tagged: adoption

New Minnesota Bill Would Provide Adoptive Families with More Funding

A new Minnesota bill is attempting to help increase adoption rates in Minnesota by providing larger subsidies for families who choose to adopt. Adoption advocates say the state’s adoption rate currently stands as the second lowest rate in the nation due in large part to the lack of financial assistance that is provided to adoptive… [...]

Putin Plans to Sign Anti-US Adoption Bill

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he plans to sign a controversial bill that would ban Americans from adopting Russian children, and some Russian children’s rights advocates believe the bill should be expanded to include the rest of the world. The bill was drafted in response to Russia’s increasingly confrontational views of the Western world. Some… [...]

Adoption of Teens on the Rise in Minnesota

Minnesota has seen a rise in the adoption of teens due in large part to a refocused effort to find parents for an age group that often gets overlooked during the adoption process. Teens, siblings and foster children often have a more difficult time getting adopted than infants, but the state is continuing its effort… [...]

November is National Adoption Awareness Month in Minnesota

Minnesota kicked off National Adoption Awareness Month on Sunday with an event for now-adopted foster children. The annual celebration, which focused on child support, allowed former foster children to share their stories with current and prospective foster families.  The event also celebrated the adoption of 540 foster children by Minnesota families in 2011. During the… [...]

Judge Upholds Child Support Order in Russian Adoption Case

Last weekend a judge upheld a child support order for a woman who ended her adoption of a 7-year-old Russian boy by sending him back to Russia on a plane by himself. Tennessee resident Torry Hansen sent her adopted son Artyom Saveliev back to his home country of Russia back in 2010 with nothing but… [...]