adoption

  • Nebraska Same-Sex Couples Win Round In Court

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three same sex couples can go ahead with their lawsuit challenging a Nebraska policy preventing them and all unmarried couples from serving as foster parents, a judge ruled.

  • No Checks, Please: IRS No Longer Takes Checks for $100M

    Owe the tax man $100 million or more? Your check is no good at the IRS.

  • Odd One Out

    After having a home for four years, Odd Ball (573262) now finds himself homeless because his family had no time for him.  This fellow is a 50-pound Labrador retriever mix who gets along with other dogs, cats and people of all ages.  Because his family did not spend a lot of time with him, Odd Ball would benefit from going to doggie school.  The shelter dog trainers say he is very sweet and would be a wonderful companion. 

  • One Big Heart!

    Calling all BIG dog lovers… Onyx (ID 571138) is waiting to meet you. This fellow is a four-year-old, 102-pound Great Dane mix who gets along with other pets and kids ages five and up.  Onyx is super sweet and loves to be with people.  He also likes to get comfy on the couch, especially when you’re not home. Onyx doesn’t realize how big he actually is, and could benefit from going to obedience classes.

  • OpEd: Post Marriage Equality We Need To Get Our Priorities In Order

    Homeless LGBT need our support more than ever

  • Opening Line: October 7, 2015

    Reactions from our on-line outlets, compiled by John McDonald.

  • Opinion: Miami Log Cabin Republicans Blast Obama Over Cuba

    Today is a sad day for Freedom. It is a sad day for the Cuban Americans of the United States of America and the Cuban people still on the Island. Today, a slap in the face is given to all Cubans and Cuban Americans. The raising of our very own flag – a symbol of Freedom to all the world will be raised in a Country that not only oppresses its people, but hates Freedom. As we are witness to this today, let’s remember that Cuba is still under communist rule, bringing nothing but oppression and pain to the Cuban people. Nothing has changed and nothing will change unless the Cuban Government starts to realize that Freedom is essential and that the Cuban people deserve to be treated as equal human beings and have open and fair elections.

  • Penis 'Mutilated' After Surgery; Ex-Boynton Doctor From Tamarac Accused

    A former Boynton Beach plastic surgeon who lost his license to practice medicine seven years ago remained jailed in Broward County on Tuesday, charged with a botched surgery that left a man with a deformed penis and unable to have sex.

  • Poll: Young Americans Favor LGBT Rights on Adoption, More

    (AP) Young people in America overwhelmingly support LGBT rights when it comes to policies on employment, health care and adoption, according to a new survey.

  • Portugal Allows Same-Sex Adoption, Artificial Insemination

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's Parliament has approved laws allowing same-sex couples to legally adopt children and permitting lesbians to obtain medically assisted fertilization.

  • Portugal's President Blocks Laws on Gay Adoption, Abortion

    Portugal's president has vetoed bills recently passed by Parliament that granted full adoption rights to same-sex couples and removed abortion restrictions.

  • Portugal’s Gay Adoption Rights Placed in Doubt

    Portugal’s limited adoption rights for same-sex couples are in doubt after Parliament voted for a referendum on the divisive issue.

  • Puerto Rico for First Time Allows Same-Sex Couple to Adopt

    A Puerto Rico court has for the first time allowed a same-sex couple to adopt a child.

  • Purrty Lady

    Emma (ID 571271) lost her home because her family is moving and can’t take her along.  She is a 7 year young sweetie, who is at the shelter with her friend Betsy and they are hoping they can find a home where they can stay together.  The girls are a little shy at first, but once they settle in they will be your BFF’s.  You can adopt both these girls and pay one $30 adoption fee.  It would mean the world to them if you could take them home.

  • Russia Enacts Anti-Gay Adoption Ban

    (CNN) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree banning foreign same-sex couples -- as well as singles from countries where same-sex marriages are legal -- from adopting Russian children.

  • Sailed the High Seas to See You!

    Beautiful Kayra (ID 573702) is a 4-year-old, 32-pound spaniel mix that also came from Puerto Rico in hopes of finding a family to love here in South Florida.  With her wispy coat and curious personality, she will do well in a home where she can be showered with love and lots of toys.  Can Kayra be part of your family?

  • Same-Sex Oklahoma Couple Among First to Get Adoption Decree

    TULSA, Okla. - An adoption decree granted to a married lesbian couple in Okmulgee County is believed to be among the first same-sex adoptions in Oklahoma, the women's attorney says.

  • School Split Over Transgender Student Using Girls Bathroom

    HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) _ An effort by a transgender student to use the girls bathroom is splitting Hillsboro High School, with some of her peers walking out in protest and others holding a counter demonstration to show their support.

  • SCOTUS: Kentucky Clerk Must Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Supreme Court on Monday night denied an emergency application from a Kentucky clerk who has been refusing to issue marriage licenses because of her religious objections to same-sex marriage.

  • So MUCH To Give!

    Poor Oliver (ID 405640) feels like his world has been turned upside down.  Can you help make it better?  He had a wonderful home his entire life and then someone became allergic to him and now he sits at the shelter all alone.  At 6 years young, and 62 pounds, Oliver has a lot of energy for his age.  He enjoys going to the dog park and he loves to be with people of all ages.  Oliver knows basic commands and gets along with other pets.  The only thing missing in his life is a family to love…will it be you?