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Supreme Court Rules for Indian Girl's Adopted Parents

Lower court had returned Veronica to Cherokee dad

(Newser) - The Supreme Court sided with a South Carolina couple today in a contentious adoption battle. Matt and Melanie Capobianco cared for baby Veronica since birth, until a family court ordered her returned to her biological father, Dusten Brown, at the end of 2011 when she had just turned 2; the... More »

Outraged Russia: US Mom Beat Adopted Boy to Death

But Max Shatto's death still under investigation in US

(Newser) - Max Shatto's new life began in November, when he and his younger brother left a Russian orphanage with adoptive parents Laura and Alan Shatto. It ended just a few months later on Jan. 21, when the 3-year-old boy died amid accusations of abuse. Texas child welfare authorities are still... More »

Sheryl Crow Adopts 2nd Son

Singer-songwriter welcomed elder child in 2007

(Newser) - Sheryl Crow has adopted a baby son. "I have some exciting news to share with you guys," the singer-songwriter announced on her website. "Wyatt has a new little brother!" Wyatt is the child Crow adopted in 2007, notes PopEater . The new addition is 5-week-old Levi James.... More »

Okla. Couple Fights to Give Back Adopted Son

They say he's violent and needs more help than they can offer

(Newser) - Tony and Melissa Wescott of Oklahoma adopted their son in 2007—and now they're fighting to give him back to the state. The 11-year-old has been in a psychiatric hospital for nearly a year after killing animals, trying to burn their house down, and regularly running away. He's been diagnosed... More »

2 Grilled in Murder of Parents Who Adopted Disabled

(Newser) - Police are interrogating two men they say were caught on videotape in the home invasion-murder of a wealthy Florida couple who adopted 12 children, several of them disabled, reports the Pensacola News Journal. Eight of the children of the murdered couple, Byrd and Melanie Billings, were home at the time... More »

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