adoption

  • Adoption: She's A Good Sport

     

    Xena (ID 574874) is also looking for a forever home.  After having a great home her for the past 3 years, her family moved out of the country and could not take her along.  Xena is a 54 pound, American Staffordshire terrier mix who is a sweet gal that has a lot of spirit, so she will do best with an active family.  This brindle beauty, likes people of all ages and she really likes to play with rope toys.  Adopt Xena and her adoption fee is sponsored thanks to Dolly’s Dream, a program devoted to helping bully breed dogs.   She also gets to go home with the goodies she will need to settle into her new home.

  • Adoption: Sweet Older Boys

    Sweet Elvis (ID 583552) finds himself all alone after his owner passed away.  At 11 years young, he has a lot of competition with the younger felines, but hopes you have room in your heart and home for him.  Elvis is a sweet and social fellow who gets along with other kitties.  Can this super-star be part of your family? 

  • Adoption: Tails of Legend

    Four-year-old Squeakers (ID 576041) sadly was given up because someone developed allergies.  This 15-pound gal is described as being quite the princess.  She loves to be held and will even perch herself on your shoulder while you sit on the couch.  Squeakers enjoys using a scratching post, likes running water from the faucet and she gets along with calm dogs. Oh, and one other thing… she likes to tell you stories, so be sure you’re ready to listen. 

  • Adoption: The Biggest Heart

    Beautiful Scarlett (ID 578372) is a 4 year old, 60 pound American bulldog/mastiff mix who is incredibly sweet, gives hugs and kisses and never stops wagging her tail.  This gal is smart, treat motivated and loves attention.  She came from another shelter in hopes of finding a forever home here in South Florida, can you make her wish come true?

  • Alabama Gay Couple Wants Court Victory To Take Effect

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The couple whose lawsuit led to a judge overturning Alabama’s ban on gay marriage on Thursday urged an appellate court to let the ruling stand and reject the state’s effort to put it on hold.

  • Alabama Supreme Court changes ruling in lesbian adoption case

    (AP) The Alabama Supreme Court has voided its earlier decision not to recognize a lesbian couple’s adoption that was carried out in another state.

  • Austria Lifts Adoption Restrictions For Gay Couples

    VIENNA (AP) — Austria's Constitutional Court has ruled that gay couples have the same right as heterosexuals to adopt children.

  • Ayo Captain Jack

    Handsome Jack Sparrow (ID 571584) has been through a lot these last few weeks and is now looking for a home to settle into.  This 2 year young fellow was hit by a car and had to have one of his legs amputated because the injury was so bad.  He is making a fabulous recovery and is now ready to be adopted.  He is sweet, loves to have his chin scratched and came from a home were there were other cats and he was fine.   He would just prefer a home without dogs as they scare him.  Can Jack be part of your family?

  • Berlin Gay Couple Become 1st to Adopt Child in Germany

    (AP) Two men in Berlin have become the first same-sex couple in Germany to jointly adopt a child - a boy who has been living with them since shortly after birth.

  • Big Boys Know Best

    Now if you like BIG cats, Panchito (ID 281776) is the fellow for you.  This handsome black and white fellow is 10 years young, and tips the scale at 21 pounds!  He is bigger than some dogs.  Panchito has quite the personality and because he is in one of our community cat rooms, we have discovered that this fellow likes to redecorate at night.  He moves the pillows and blankets around his room and sometimes hides under them.  Panchito gets along with other pets and would do best in a home with older kids.

  • Bill Would Toss Adoption Preference For Heterosexual Couples

    Democrats in the Arizona Legislature want a law that requires judges to give preferences to married heterosexual couples in adoption stricken from the books.

  • Book Chronicles Life of Mother of LGBT Equality Movement

    As the LGBT community basks in the recent victory for marriage equality, we should not forget the pioneers of the movement says Tracy Baim, author of a new biography of Barbara Gittings, 1932-2007.

  • Celebrating Gay Pride in Uganda: 'We Want To Show That We're Not Aliens'

    (CNN) -- Uganda's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) community is preparing for its annual gay pride parade, taking place on Saturday 8 August. This year's event has special significance -- it's been a year since the controversial anti-gay law was scrapped.

  • Colombia High Court Rules for Adoptions By Same-Sex Couples

    In a historic decision, Colombia's constitutional court opened the door Wednesday for same-sex couples to legally adopt children in the conservative South American nation.

  • Column: If You Can Read My Mind - A PTSD Diary - Healing, Part One

    I was impressed and moved when I first met Rev. Megan Rohrer. Megan is the Pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in San Francisco. Megan, who prefers to use gender neutral pronouns, is the first openly transgender pastor to be installed at a Lutheran congregation – Megan always specifies that they are "openly" transgender, as not all trans people are out. For those that are not out it’s important to respect that privacy.

  • Coral Gables Exhibit Chronicles Morgan’s Work in France

    In Coral Gables there is a remarkable exhibit of female commitment to freedom.

  • Couple In Alabama Gay Marriage Case Still Not Allowed To Adopt

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The couple whose lawsuit overturned Alabama's gay marriage ban is headed back to court after a probate judge again refused to grant their adoption petition.

  • Couple Seeks Right to Marry. The Hitch? They're Legally Father and Son

    (CNN) -- The legalization of same-sex marriage has given way to a new problem for a Pennsylvania couple, who technically are father and son.

  • Couples Press for End to Mississippi Gay Adoption Ban

    Four lesbian couples pressed a federal judge on Friday to overturn Mississippi's last-in-the-nation ban on allowing same-sex couples to adopt, but lawyers for the state argued the lawsuit should be tossed out.

  • Couples Sue to Overturn Mississippi Ban On Gay Adoptions

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Susan Hrostowski remembers when Mississippi passed its law in 2000 banning same-sex couples from adopting children.