Stories tagged: adoption
FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016
An adopted man tries to find his way back home in ‘Lion’
“Lion” is based on one of those stories that’s almost too incredible to be true. As a young boy growing up in a poor village in India during the 1980s, …
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016, 8:56 P.M.
Christmas gift leads to finding adopted daughter’s Richland twin
A Wisconsin mother’s search for a Christmas gift for her adopted daughter has taken an unexpected Northwest twist.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 4:53 P.M.
Families get new members on National Adoption Day in Spokane
About 20 families celebrated National Adoption Day at the Spokane County Courthouse on Friday. Families appeared before a judge to make the new members of their family official, then went …
TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016
Infertility, possible parenthood and ‘The Art of Waiting’
Before the years when friends embarked on starting families, we all assumed having babies would just happen. We look back now and think: Who knew this would be so much …
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 7:24 P.M.
Court: Gays can seek parental rights for nonbiological kids
New York’s highest court expanded the definition of parenthood Tuesday by ruling that former same-sex couples may seek visitation and custody of children even when they aren’t the biological or …
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 6:02 P.M.
Foster parents lose appeals fight for American Indian girl
A California appeals court affirmed on Friday a lower court’s decision to remove a 6-year-old girl with Native American ancestry from her foster family of four years and reunite her …
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016, 6 A.M.
New rule for foster-care, adoption cases requires judges to ask about tribal status
A new federal rule will require judges in every state to ask whether a child is a Native American during foster-care and adoption proceedings – especially when there’s reason to …
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 3:03 P.M.
Parker Subaru hosting pet adoption day
Parker Subaru is sponsoring a 5th annual pet adoption day at the dealership on May 15.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Boy abandoned by mysterious parents
From our archives, 100 years ago
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016, 8:58 A.M.
Wild horses tamed by 4-H Club members up for adoption
Wild horses tamed by 4-H Club members will be available for adoption this weekend in Boise.
MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016, 8:02 A.M.
Supreme Court voids Alabama ruling against lesbian adoption
The Supreme Court says Alabama’s top court went too far when it tried to upend a lesbian mother’s adoption of her partner’s children.
FRIDAY, JAN. 8, 2016, 7 P.M.
Birth dads still fighting for bigger role in adoption process
You don’t venture far into the world of adoption before you hear the word “triad.” Picture a triangle with the adoptee at one corner, adoptive parents at another and the …
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015
Revealing sibling to adopted child complex decision
I have a young friend who is the adoptive mother of an 11-year-old, a child who came to her as an infant when the birth mother died. There was an …
SUNDAY, DEC. 21, 2014
Bureau visitors focus on family’s blessings
While waiting in line at the Christmas Bureau, Diane Pippin shares a smile with her daughter Lily, 13, who came to help pick out presents for her siblings. They’ve had …
SATURDAY, NOV. 22, 2014
National Adoption Day is about family ties
A single Chewelah woman adopted six boys on Friday, a challenge not to be undertaken lightly. “It means everything to me to keep these boys together so they can grow …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 14, 2014
People adopting children when most are thinking retirement
There was a little RV in Bob Salsbury’s imaginary retirement, or maybe a Volkswagen van. He’d drive to the coast and camp on the shore. He’d hike and wander the …
SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013
Antioch Adoptions helps local families grow
Isaac Kimball, 2, focuses as he pours sand into a heart-shaped jar at Life Center Foursquare Church in Spokane. His father, Paul Kimball, holds his oldest boy, a huge grin …
FRIDAY, OCT. 4, 2013
Rescued horses, now healthy, in need of new homes
More than a dozen horses, in danger of wasting away at a ranch west of Spokane when discovered by authorities in July, munched on alfalfa hay Thursday afternoon, occasionally lifting …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2013
These recipes come from Abby McAllister’s cookbook, “Familiar Tastes in a Foreign Place,” a fundraiser to help cover her family’s adoption costs. The Valleyford wife and mother of three boys …
SUNDAY, AUG. 11, 2013
Orphans leave Haiti and make new life with Colville family
It was Tuesday, and Kris Baker, of Colville, was at piano lessons with her daughter Kimberly. She took a call from the secretary of her family’s church. “Did you hear …
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013
Tim and Summer Gilstrap always wanted to have a family. But when, after a long and costly effort, they found they couldn’t conceive, they initially had different responses.
THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2013
Girlfriends celebrate by uniting for fun, charity
On a gloomy February afternoon the lobby of the Magic Lantern Theatre sparkled with laughter, conversation and tiaras. The Magic Lantern Girlfriends Club had convened to celebrate February birthdays and …
SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012
Love, multiplied: Local families expand on National Adoption Day
Robert and Tammy Fritz love children. So much so that they’ve fostered 28 children over the last four years and adopted two, in addition to their two biological children. On …
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
Adoption reunion often rich for those choosing one
Kathylu Szabo spent 10 days with her son. She held him, nursed him, loved him and let him go. Twenty-five years passed before she saw him again. On Friday, her …
THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2011
Girl, adoptive family are the ‘perfect fit’
W hen Qian (pronounced CHI-ehn) McCoy learned she’d been adopted by an American family she thought they’d be blond, stylish and rich and wouldn’t love her. She was 7 and …
SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2011
Adoptions, parental rights loophole puts families in flux
A Tri-Cities couple’s adopted sons may be taken away, and a Spokane woman’s daughter was adopted while she fought to keep the girl. The separate child custody cases illustrate a …
SUNDAY, NOV. 28, 2010
Foster parents commit to kids
It is hard to imagine that 1,300 children are in Idaho’s foster care system. November is National Adoption Month, and Idaho Youth Ranch is hoping to find foster and adoptive …
MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010
Earthquake chaos slows Haiti adoptions
When a deadly earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in January, toppling buildings, leveling shantytowns and leaving thousands without food, shelter or medical care, Chris and Necole Marlow of Austin, Texas, knew …
SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2010
Bond of support
Barb Hecker always knew she was loved. Adopted at birth, she was blessed with a wonderful family and a happy childhood. “My brother and I were thrilled to know that …
SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2010, 8:17 P.M.
For one Spokane family, eight isn’t enough
In January, Angela Simpson was planning a Mother’s Day surrounded by eight children. Instead, the Spokane mom wakes up this morning to nine: Emarc, 18, Ezekial, 15, Mackenzie, 14, Elvanie, …