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Pasco adoptions resume after parvo outbreak

Last month, Pasco County Animal Services discovered an outbreak of the deadly parvovirus in their adoption center in Land O' Lakes. Full story

Biological father of Veronica files for adoption in Oklahoma

The biological father of the toddler known as Baby Veronica has filed paperwork to adopt the child in Oklahoma. Full story

Russia's Putin signs law banning gay adoptions

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Wednesday banning the adoption of children by same-sex couples, as part of an increasingly conservative agenda the Kremlin is pursuing since his return to power. Full story

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The Cycle’s S.E. gives her personal take on the abortion debate saying that the choice to abort a child robs other, willing families of the chance to be good parents.

  'Wild, Wild Web', Part 3

Chris Hansen meets a woman who listed her own baby for adoption online -- but she's not what she seems. 

  Teen adopted hours before 18th birthday

Teen gets the family he thought he'd never have hours before he ages out of the adoption system. KRIS's Rachel Cole reports.

  Contextualizing the Indian Child Welfare Act

Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians Jacqueline Pata tells the Melissa Harris-Perry panel about the U.S. Supreme Court case "Adoptive Couple versus Baby Girl."

  History of transnational adoption rife with abuse

Author and journalist Kathryn Joyce joins Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss a four-year long investigation into adoption and how international adoption in recent years has evolved into an evangelical movement.

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Animal rescue members speak with congressional aides as they handle their rescue animals during the animal adoption event "Paws for Celebration" on Capitol Hill in Washington
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Animal rescue members speak with congressional aids as they handle their rescue animals during the animal adoption event "Paws for Celebration" on Capitol Hill in Washington
Animal rescue members speak with congressional aids as they handle their rescue animals during the animal adoption event "Paws for Celebration" on Capitol Hill in Washington

Animal rescue members Liza Hurley (2nd L-R), Caroline Mclean and Mark Goodhart speak with congressional aids as they handle their rescue animals during the animal adoption event "Paws for Celebration" on Capitol Hill in Washington July 30, 2013. "Paws for Celebration" is an animal adoption event to