A record number of Alabama families adopted children from the foster care system during the 2018 fiscal year. Last week, governor Kay Ivey announced that 710 children were adopted out of the foster care system. This broke the previous record of 676 back in 2009 and was up from 509 in fiscal year 2017 and 502 in fiscal year 2016.
A singer who boasts the titles of “part-time worship leader, part-time pediatric nurse and full-time father” advanced to the semifinals of NBC’s America’s Got Talent Wednesday night, the same day that the non-profit organization I Am Second released a video interview with the rising star.
Oklahoma lawmakers may soon sanction private adoption agencies turning away same-sex couples and other prospective parents who don’t meet their religious criteria, a possibility cheered by the Roman Catholic Church and many evangelical Christians and lambasted as discriminatory by gay rights groups.