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The U.S. Supreme Court today reversed the South Carolina Supreme Court in the ADOPTIVE COUPLE v. BABY GIRL. This is the long awaited ICWA case. By reversing the decision the Court ruled in favor of the adoptive couple.
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U.S. Senators introduced a bill to Create a National Responsible Father Registry. In her statement Sen. Landrieu stressed that this national registry would be valuable to fathers across the country.  A national registry would ensure that any man who fathers a child and wishes to act in a responsible manner may have a chance to be involved in the child's life. Under this legislation, a father needs to register within a certain period of time if he wishes to be a responsible parent. If he fails to register the child could be adopted without fear of the father coming forward.

Responsible Father Registries currently exist in 34 states.

I applaud this bipartisan legislation.

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For All Who Interested In Adoption

For all who interested in adoption, there is an online magazine. Check out adoptionvoicesmagazine.com  
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Still Waiting On Supreme Court To Issue

Still waiting on the Supreme Court to issue their decision on the I.C.W.A. case out of South Carolina.  Could be next week.
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I Just Saw One Of Best Movies That

I just saw one of the best movies that deals with adoption issues I've seen in many years. It deals with the sense of loss the birth parents feel. The joy that the adoptive parents feel. The loss and sense of not being connected to the adoptive family the child feels. Ultimately leading to a reunion and full acceptance by the adult adoptee of the reasons for the placement.

I recommend " Man of Steel" for a number of reasons. It is a fun ride. It's not Superman that I remember as a boy and young adult, but is a Suprman for this and the next generaion. Very well thought out by he writers and very well directed by Zach Snyder.  I won't get into the changes as I don't want to be a spoiler. Go see it and enjoy one of the greatest adoption stories ever told, "Man of Steal"

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