Adoptions

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrive for the final Cabinet meeting of the year at the government headquarters in Moscow , on December 27, 2012. Putin told today a meeting of top officials in the Kremlin he intended to sign into law a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children that has raised tensions between Moscow and Washington. AFP PHOTO / RIA-NOVOSTI /POOL/ DMITRY ASTAKHOV (Photo credit should read DMITRY ASTAKHOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Families In Limbo As Russia Considers Banning Adoptions To U.S.

A local adoption agency is encouraging people to contact their senators and congressmen to ask them to urge Russia to let those adoptions already in progress to proceed.

12/27/2012

Scales Of Justice

Catholic Charities To Fight Ruling That Ended State Adoption Contract

The State of Illinois is moving to steer foster families to new agencies, even as Catholic Charities prepares to fight a court ruling allowing the state to end its relationship with the agency.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

Civil Unions

State Decides Not To Renew Adoption Contract With Catholic Charities

Following a legal dispute over the right to turn away same-sex couples in civil unions, the State of Illinois has decided not to renew adoption and foster care contracts with Catholic Charities.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

Same Sex Marriage

Catholic Charities Wants Right To Send Gay Couples Elsewhere

Catholic Charities says it might stop its adoption services if the state requires them to place children with same-sex couples.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Same Sex Marriage

Proposal To Restrict Gay Adoptions Fails In Senate Committee

A controversial bill that would limit adoptions by same-sex couples was defeated in an Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011