• Pets: Add Some Sweetness to Your Life

    Handsome Nero (590033) is just seven months old and looking for a family to love…can you make his wish come true?  Nero is incredibly sweet and loves to be held.  He enjoys being pet and previously lived with kids ages four and up and got along great with them.  Can this fellow, who looks like a miniature black panther, be your new friend?

  • 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.

  • Religious Exemptions Hurting Children

    A federal law that was introduced in the Spring would protect child welfare agencies to refuse services based on their religious beliefs.

  • 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.

  • Singaporean Doctor Denied Option to Adopt His Child

    A Singapore court has denied a gay doctor permission to adopt his child, stating that the surrogacy arrangements he made in the U.S. conflict with the laws held in the country.

  • 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?

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    September Report from the South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN)

  • Stronger than Prairie Wind


    Sadly Dakota (ID 574004), a beautiful 13-year-old feline was also given up because her family moved away. She is a petite gal, weighing just 8 pounds, and she is hopeful someone with a big heart will give her a home where she can spend her golden years. Dakota gets along with other mellow felines and older kids. Her adoption fee has been sponsored thanks to a generous cat lover…she just needs a family to love. Can you make her wish come true?

  • Supreme Court Blocks Alabama Court Order in Adoption Case

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has sided with a lesbian mother who wants to see her adopted children, blocking an Alabama court's order that declared the adoption invalid.

  • The Big Story: The Fight for Family

  • The Bun for You

    Bun-Buns (ID 569478) wants to hop into your heart and home.  This adorable female rabbit came to the shelter as a stray, so we don’t know a lot about her.  Bun-Buns enjoys a healthy diet of fresh greens, so if you have a garden or want to share your salad, she could be the perfect addition to your home.  She is just one of several rabbits looking to be adopted this week.