Adoption

Lija Hyssong (photo provided)

Lombard Teen Dies Suddenly On Vacation

Lija Angela Yu Yin Hyssong was abandoned in China in 1998 as an infant. Eighteen months later, she was adopted by a loving couple from west suburban Chicago. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

07/10/2014

Birth certificate

Illinois Adoptees Receiving Original Birth Certificates Thanks To New Law

In this Original Report, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez shares one woman’s emotional journey- and efforts to expand adoption laws.

07/08/2014

Stacy Fiebelkorn (Credit: Kane County Sheriff)

Animals Seized From Hampshire Farm To Be Put Up For Adoption

A Kane County judge has decided Stacy Fiebelkorn automatically forfeited her 30 horses, donkeys, and other animals; because she didn’t pay for their upkeep.

04/08/2014

Cecilia, a girl in Bolivia, awaits adoption to a west suburban family. (courtesy: Wieseman family)

Aurora Family Has Been Waiting Years To Adopt Bolivian Child

The Wieseman family from west suburban Aurora is still trying to bring 5-year-old Cecilia home. As CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, time is of the essence.

03/21/2014

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Lawmaker Testifies In Pennsylvania On Adoption Legislation

A state representative from Illinois who’s used to writing and voting on legislation has found herself on the other side of the process, reports WBBM’s Nick Young.

08/04/2013

Sewah Kim, 7 months, was born in South Korea. (courtesy Duquet family)

Evanston Couple Gives Up Adoption Fight With South Korea

This week, a small South Korean girl will be returned to her native country, after her adoptive parents lost a legal fight to keep her. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley explains.

03/04/2013

Elaine Harmon, left, meets her mother, Jenny Hadley, for the first time. (CBS)

Mother, Daughter See Each Other First Time In 36 Years

Two women, who battled an emptiness in their hearts for so long, were reunited Monday. Those two hearts are full again. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

01/14/2013

Sewah Kim, 7 months, was born in South Korea. (courtesy Duquet family)

Evanston Couple Fights To Keep South Korean Baby Girl

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley was in court for the latest chapter in what’s become an international and emotional drama.

01/14/2013

Peter Alosio was adopted from Russia. (Credit: CBS)

Diplomatic Dispute Causes Russia To Ban Adoptions

A recent law signed in the U.S. deems Russia as a human rights violator, which caused an uproar in Moscow.

12/26/2012

These two beauties are among hundreds of rescued birds that can be adopted beginning Dec. 4. (CBS)

Birds Rescued From Hoarder’s Home Ready For Adoption

The Greater Chicago Cage Bird Club is putting all of the birds up for adoption beginning Tuesday Dec. 4. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

11/30/2012

Homeowner David Skebedis displays one of his birds, a conure. (Credit: Suzanne LeMignot/CBS 2)

Birds Owned By Aurora Hoarder Up For Adoption

A Chicago area bird organization that took in hundreds of birds that were allegedly being inadequately cared for by their owner plans to put the birds up for adoption.

11/07/2012

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Rescued From Kendall Hoarder, Cats Looking For Home

In July, Kendall County Animal Control was asked by other county agencies to assist at a home that had several cats inside.

10/01/2012

Wheelchair file photo (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Hammond Group Seeking Volunteers To ‘Adopt’ Seniors, Disabled

An organization in Hammond, Ind., called “We Care From The Heart,” is looking for volunteers to “adopt” seniors and disabled people, to help improve their quality of life.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2012

Two of the 43 puppies that police officers found in a parked vehicle, inside cramped containers without adequate food or water. Two Iowa men were charged with animal cruelty after the puppies were found. (Credit: Chicago Animal Care & Control)

Judge To Rule On Whether Rescued Puppies Can Go Up For Adoption

A hearing is being held Thursday to determine the future for 43 puppies that were found in a cramped parked vehicle last week.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

Scales Of Justice

ACLU Intervenes In Catholic Charities Adoption Rights Case

A judge is allowing the American Civil Liberties Union to intervene in the battle over adoption rights for same-sex couples.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Gavel

State Resumes Referring Adoption Cases To Catholic Charities

The state has resumed referring foster care cases to Catholic Charities, as a court battle continues over the right to turn away same-sex couples in civil unions.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

Yolanda Miller

Mom Once Deemed Unfit Gets Kids Back

A Chicago mother who lost her kids because she was deemed an unfit parent now has them back.

WBBM Newsradio–07/05/2011

Adoption Site

Victims: Adoption Web Site Is A Scam

Police say the victims come from all over the country — people who wanted to be parents, but now say they got scammed on an adoption Web site.

CBS 2–03/30/2011

Oprah Winfrey (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for AFI)

Oprah Winfrey Reveals She Has A Sister

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey today revealed on her show that she recently leaned that she has a sister named Patricia living in Milwaukee.

01/24/2011