Uruguay now allows same sex couples to adopt and other links

1. From Miami Herald.

Uruguay, long-regarded as one of the most progressive countries in Latin America, set a standard for the region by allowing same-sex couples to adopt children with a bill that passed the Senate on Wednesday.

While gay rights activists celebrated the passage of the bill, the Roman Catholic Church voiced its opposition, beginning with a strongly worded statement released in August by the Archbishop Nicolas Cotugno of Montevideo, Uruguay's capital city.

        Read the whole article here.

2. From a blog written by a prospective parent adopting from foster care, a personal reflection titled What Now? Talking Transracial Adoption about being put on the spot in her pre-adopt training to explain why she is transracially adopting to a room of African Americans. 

3. From author Terra Trevor's blog, River, Blood and Corn comes this blog post, Race and Adoption.

4. Nepal lifts suspension of international adoption. Read the news here.

5. From ABC news comes this frightening story. An internationally adopted teen faces deportation if she doesn't get the Gardasil vaccine. Girl Rejects Gardasil, Loses Path to Citizenship.

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

One thought

  1. #2: This is interesting to read because my basic training environment as a prospective adoptive parent was similar… majority black, led by black social workers.
    Aside from that, my experience was totally, totally different. I didn’t feel any hostile reaction at all from other black parents during the transracial adoption unit. I didn’t see any negative reactions towards the the white couples in class either. I run into people from my class every now and then and they’re all incredibly supportive and nice.
    Maybe some of the difference comes from the fact that my class was 100% general older child adoption instead of fostering.
    I’ve never felt judged negatively by black people as a parent. Of course, I think strangers automatically assume my son is biologically mine. But nowadays every person no matter what race seems surprised that my mother is really my mother… that’s becoming a sore point with me (different, depressing topic)

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