adoption http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Blunt, Senate Condemn New Russian Law That Prohibits U.S. Adoptions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-senate-condemn-new-russian-law-prohibits-us-adoptions <p>The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a bi-partisan resolution condemning a newly passed Russian law that would ban Americans from adopting Russian children. The ban is retaliation for U.S. sanctions against Russian officials accused of human rights violations.</p><p>Missouri Republican Roy Blunt introduced the resolution condemning the ban – a ban Blunt calls “outrageous.”</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 21:42:44 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7946 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt, Senate Condemn New Russian Law That Prohibits U.S. Adoptions Catholic Charities withdraws civil unions lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/catholic-charities-withdraws-civil-unions-lawsuit <p>Catholic Charities says it&#39;s withdrawing from a legal battle over Illinois&#39; civil unions law and no longer is providing state-funded services.</p><p>The move ends the group&#39;s long history in Illinois of providing foster care and adoptions.</p><p>Diocese officials in Joliet, Springfield and Belleville say Monday&#39;s decision was reached with reluctance. The Catholic Diocese of Peoria <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/peoria-diocese-quits-court-fight-over-civil-unions">withdrew last month</a>.</p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:48:28 +0000 The Associated Press 2469 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Catholic Charities withdraws civil unions lawsuit Hearing on hold in dispute over Catholic adoptions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hearing-hold-dispute-over-catholic-adoptions <p>Catholic Charities is delaying<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/catholic-charities-appeal-foster-care-ruling"> its plan to ask a judge to reconsider or stay his ruling</a> that Illinois officials may cut off the nonprofit&#39;s state contracts for adoptions and foster care placements.</p><p>A hearing had been scheduled Friday in Springfield on Catholic Charities&#39; quest to have a Sangamon County judge rethink or hold off enforcing <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-judge-rules-against-catholics-foster-care">his recent ruling that favored the state</a>.</p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 16:40:06 +0000 The Associated Press 2020 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hearing on hold in dispute over Catholic adoptions Catholic Charities to appeal foster-care ruling http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/catholic-charities-appeal-foster-care-ruling <p>An attorney for Catholic Charities says the not-for-profit agency will appeal <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-judge-rules-against-catholics-foster-care">a judge&#39;s ruling</a> that the state of Illinois can stop working with the group on adoptions and foster-care placements.</p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 20:09:36 +0000 The Associated Press 1956 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Catholic Charities to appeal foster-care ruling Ill. judge rules against Catholics on foster care http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-judge-rules-against-catholics-foster-care <p>A central Illinois judge has ruled that Catholic Charities does not have a right to state contracts for adoptions and foster care placements and Illinois officials may cut them off.</p><p>The state Department of Children and Family Services ended $30 million in contracts with Catholic Charities in July because the not-for-profit won&#39;t work with unmarried couples in placing children in adoptive and foster homes. Illinois authorities say that violates the state&#39;s civil union law.</p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 20:18:58 +0000 The Associated Press 1898 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. judge rules against Catholics on foster care MO Supreme Court rules on immigrant custody case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-rules-immigrant-custody-case <p>The <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">Missouri Supreme Court </a>ruled Tuesday that a lower court did not follow procedures when it allowed the adoption of a Guatemalan woman’s&nbsp;child four years ago.</p><p>Encarnacion Romero was arrested at a poultry processing plant in southwestern Missouri in 2007 under suspicion of illegal immigration. The next year her infant son was adopted by a Carthage couple while she was in prison.</p><p>Romero says she never agreed to the adoption.</p> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 23:42:51 +0000 Maria Altman 394 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MO Supreme Court rules on immigrant custody case