Same-sex couples are 7 times more likely to foster and adopt than opposite-sex couples.

Kinship and family placements almost always provide more stability for foster children. Children placed with family members are less likely to run away. Foster children that grow up in kinship care or are adopted by a biological family member do better in school, make better grades, form healthy relationships in their communities, and they are more likely to go to college and grow to be productive members of society. Continue reading Same-sex couples are 7 times more likely to foster and adopt than opposite-sex couples.

Transgender New Jersey woman sentenced to 25 years for child porn involving his own 7-year-old daughter!

Volz, Romero, Allen, and Gnecco operated what is described as “a family-owned transgender pornography production studio specializing in amateur, BDSM and taboo fetish content from the residence. Continue reading Transgender New Jersey woman sentenced to 25 years for child porn involving his own 7-year-old daughter!

Judge isn’t even sure that God will forgive woman that tortured adopted children.

Stephanie Duncan of Lebanon County was sentenced to 47 years in prison after she abused and starved five adopted children. Robert Duncan received an aggregate sentence of 6 to 30 years in a state correctional facility. Continue reading Judge isn’t even sure that God will forgive woman that tortured adopted children.

Prosecutor hopes to teach other prosecutors what she has learned through the adversarial process of setting an innocent man free.

A new law paved the way for an innocent man to be set free after 40 years of serving time for killing people he did not kill. Continue reading Prosecutor hopes to teach other prosecutors what she has learned through the adversarial process of setting an innocent man free.

The exhaustion of telling our stories and the reactions we get.

It is exhausting. It requires a lot of explaining. Inevitably it involves a lot of questions about my story. It’s time consuming. And in the end the encounter usually just results in misunderstanding. You are from here on out labeled with that group of people as the adoptee with issues. The one who didn’t conform. […] The exhaustion of telling our stories and the reactions we get. Minding Hearts is building advocacy and peer support groups in each state.  The groups are created to raise awareness, educate, and advocate for those that might not otherwise be heard. We are here for encouragement, … Continue reading The exhaustion of telling our stories and the reactions we get.