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.
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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.
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.