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Adoption edition.

Eduardo Merille

Steven and Roger Ham have 12 children. Except until recently both of them weren’t legally all of their children’s parents, because Arizona doesn’t allow gay couples to adopt.  A Washington state attorney handled the readoptions and now the twelve kids each legally have two parents.  Guess having two parents isn’t in the kids’ best interest in Arizona.  Anyway, I especially like that the Hams fought to get custody of a six sibling set that had been separated.

Remember Torry Hansen, who stuck her kid on a plane and sent him back to Russia?  She’s appealing the child support ruling.  Currently she’s unemployed.

A Chico (CA) husband and wife have been charged with murder and child endangerment in the death of their two-year-old son.  (Other reports give the child’s age as 18 months.)  The father is a cardiologist and the mother is an oncology nurse.  Benjamin, their son, was reportedly adopted from Taiwan along with his fraternal twin.  The family has at least one other adopted child.  And yes, they are apparently of Asian descent.

And if you didn’t already think that Pat Robertson is awful and is of the devil, read his remarks about adopted kids.  Robertson was defending men who don’t want to be involved with a woman who had adopted children from other countries.  “I mean, a man doesn’t want to take on the United Nations.  You don’t know what problems there are.  I’ve got a dear friend who adopted a little kid from an orphanage down in Colombia. The child had brain damage — you know — grew up weird.”


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