Texas Adopting Out More Latinos to Undocumented Families
Texas is Adopting Out More Latinos to Undocumented Families
By Cindy Casares | 05/05/2016 - 13:56

With a boom in U.S. Latinos in the 2000s, foster care systems across the country have seen a corresponding rise in the amount of Latino children waiting to be adopted.


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Mississippi Judge Overturns the Last U.S. Ban on Same-Sex Adoption
Mississippi Judge Overturns the Last U.S. Ban on Same-Sex Adoption
By Geraldine Estevez | 04/04/2016 - 13:33

Late Thursday, a judge overturned the Mississippi ban on same-sex adoption, making it legal in all 50 states. 


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Lauren Velez Dishes on 'Dexter' Season 7, Her Lupe Biopic & More!
Lauren Velez Dishes on 'Dexter' Season 7, Her Lupe Biopic & More!
By Latina Staff | 11/11/2012 - 17:37

Puerto Rican actress Lauren Vélez opens up about overcoming hurdles in Hollywood, her seven-year run on Showtime’s hit show Dexter and what’s next for her!


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After Years of Searching, Guatemalan Mother Fights for Stolen Daughter
After Years of Searching, Guatemalan Mother Fights for Stolen Daughter
By Amaris Castillo | 08/10/2011 - 15:04

In what is considered to be an unparalleled move, a Guatemalan court order is demanding that the U.S. government return a woman’s stolen daughter, who was later adopted by an American couple.  According to the Huffington Post, Loyda Rodriguez Morales has been searching for her daughter for nearly five years after the then 2-year-old was snatched away by another woman and pulled into a waiting taxi. 


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Ricky Martin to Adopt a Baby Girl
Ricky Martin Wants To Adopt A Baby Girl!
By Amaris Castillo | 06/08/2011 - 13:45

It looks as if Ricky Martin’s twin boys Matteo and Valentino will be getting a new sibling soon! The Puerto-Rican singer shared with Spanish website 20 Minutos about his plans to adopt a girl. 

“We are already looking for a name,” he said. Martin also spoke about how even the most minute details of his work schedule have changed because he is a father now. 

“It hasn’t been the same. The decisions I make have changed...even the way I drive!” the 39-year-old said. 


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Adoption Controversy
Guatemalan Mother Fights to Get Son Back
By Erika Ramirez | 01/28/2011 - 16:30

It’s a madre’s worst nightmare. Guatemalan immigrant Encarnacion Bail Romero, had her son taken away from her when she was detained for being in the country illegally back in 2007. Romero was arrested during an immigration raid at a poultry processing plant and sentenced to two years in a federal prison after she pleaded guilty to “aggravated identity theft” for having a stolen a social security number to get work.


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Mexico to Allow Gay Couples to Adopt
Mexico to Allow Gay Couples to Adopt
By Mariela Rosario | 08/18/2010 - 16:17

Mexico's Supreme Court upheld a law this week allowing gay couples to adopt children in the capital, Districto Federal.


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Jessica Alba Plans on Adopting!
By Mariela Rosario | 04/06/2010 - 16:52

Jessica Alba dropped a bombshell on Sunday night's episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Apparently inspired by the Beach family, a brood of 15 who regularly take in foster children. "If you have the love, and the capacity to love children, you should just adopt. And I plan on doing it!" Alba declared.


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Mother Gives Up Her Adopted Son from South America
By Mariela Rosario | 10/02/2009 - 16:00

Anita Tedaldi always knew she wanted to adopt a child. She had five biological daughters and deeply valued the time she spent growing up amid her large family in Italy. So, Tidaldi did the research and went through a thorough screening process before bringing home "D", an infant she adopted from South America.


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Report Confirms Guatemalan Army Stole Children for Adoption
By Mariela Rosario | 09/15/2009 - 16:50

A recent investigation by the Guatemalan Peace Archive came to the stunning conclusion that the country's Army stole at least 333 babies and sold them into adoption during the nation's 35-year civil war.
In some cases, parents were killed so that the children could be given to government operated agencies and adopted abroad.


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