Posts Categorized: Child Custody

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… [...]

Abortion and the Rights of Surrogate Mothers

A recent story out of Connecticut has raised legal and ethical questions about the rights of a surrogate parent who has entered into a contract with a couple seeking a child. Crystal Kelley agreed to become a surrogate for a couple who wanted a child, but complications arose when a five-month ultrasound revealed fetal abnormalities. … [...]

New Minnesota Bill May Reunite Children and Parents

Minnesota parents who lost custody of their children may soon get a second chance to care for them. A new bill called the Family Reunification Act is making its way through Minnesota legislature, and the act aims at reuniting motivated parents with their children who have previously been placed in foster care. About 400 children… [...]

Man Ordered to Tell Women He’s a Deadbeat Dad

Wisconsin has seen its fair share of odd child support cases in the past few months.  In December we wrote about a Wisconsin father who was ordered to stop having more children until he could prove that he could provide for the nine children he’s already fathered.  Today, we’ve learned about a Wisconsin judge who… [...]

Do I need an Order for Protection?

Sometimes divorces and child custody battles escalate if one party gets angry with the other.  This can leave one partner fearing for their safety or the safety of their children.  To protect against the possibility of physical or verbal abuse, Minnesota law allows residents to file an Order for Protection (OFP) against a certain individual…. [...]

Minnesotans Concerned Over Potential Russian Adoption Ban

A group of Minnesotans gathered Sunday to protest Russia’s proposed law that would ban American families from adopting Russian children. Senator Amy Klobuchar joined members of the Children’s Home Society and other concerned citizens at the rally that sought to bring attention to the proposed ban. “The demonstration shows that some people in Russia are… [...]

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… [...]