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Australia adoption law sparks ‘stolen generation’ fears

The New South Wales government said the change would prevent vulnerable young people from being moved around multiple foster homes

Doctor found guilty but not convicted in Spain ‘stolen baby’ case

The court found former gynaecologist Eduardo Vela guilty of taking Ines Madrigal, now 49, away from her mother as a newborn in 1969

Spain’s first ‘stolen babies’ case comes to trial

The 'stolen babies' scandal was a dark chapter of the repressive Franco era that shook Spain when it eventually came to light in the 2000s

Donor sperm and eggs: How much should a child know?

The Law Reform Commission is examining the rights of donor-conceived children to learn their donors' identity, but what would a new system look like?

South Africa needs legislated daddy time

New dads and adoptive parents should have the same time off work as moms who give birth

White man, you’re on your own

White South Africans are learning it's time to confront each other's problematic race attitudes.

Transracial adoption: Loving gift or theft of culture?

Social workers prefer to avoid transracial adoptions, but supply and demand often override this sentiment when it comes to potential parents.

Putin to ban gay couples from adopting Russian children

The ban on foreign gay couples adopting has underscored a growing rift with the West over gay rights under President Vladimir Putin.

Australia to apologise for forced adoptions

Australia will formally apologise for the forced adoption of tens of thousands of babies born mostly to unmarried mothers between the 1950s and 1970s.

Deep Read: For orphaned babies, time is always running out

One of the biggest challenges faced by child welfare groups involved with abandoned babies and adoption is time. Too much of it, and not enough.

Moratorium on US adoption of Russian children

Russia has signalled that it could soon slap a moratorium on US adoptions of local children despite the signing of an agreement on the issue in 2011.

Australia hospitals apologise for forced adoptions

Roman Catholic hospitals in Australia apologised on Monday for forcing unmarried mothers to give up babies for adoption decades ago.

Day 8: HOW TO: adopt a child

Have you ever considered adopting a child? This single act could make a massive difference. Read more on what adoption entails.

Malawi dad vows to fight Madonna’s adoption bid

A 24-year-old Malawian man who claims to be the father of a girl Madonna wants to adopt vowed Sunday to fight the US pop icon's adoption bid.

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