Foreign adoptions to US fall by 14 percent, continuing trend

U.S. 03/14/19, 12:15

The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents plunged nearly 14 percent last year, extending a decline that's now continued for 14 years, according to State Department figures released Thursday.Sharp drops in adoptions from China and Ethiopia more than ...

Appeals court hears case on adoptions of Native Americans

U.S. 03/13/19, 07:30

A federal appeals court in New Orleans is hearing arguments Wednesday on a 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children.A federal district judge in Texas last year struck down ...

Native American child welfare law faces biggest challenge

U.S. 03/12/19, 00:15

A federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children is facing the most significant legal challenge since it was enacted more than 40 years ago. A federal judge in Texas ...

Man pleads guilty in rape, murder of Pennsylvania teen

U.S. 02/19/19, 18:28

A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty on Tuesday in the rape, murder and dismemberment of a 14-year-old girl, and the victim's adoptive mother has agreed to plead guilty and serve a life sentence. Jacob Sullivan, 46, pleaded guilty to all charges in ...

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