Underneath the schmaltzy appeal of the 2022 John Lewis Christmas advert is a frustrating distraction from the far from picture-perfect reality for children in care.
A case before the Supreme Court will determine whether a federal law meant to protect Native American children from being forcibly removed from their families is constitutional.
The baby drop box is a revival of centuries-old cultural practices from the Italian Renaissance when reproductive rights were zero.
There are more same-sex parents than ever, but they still face unique challenges in accessing healthcare for their children.
Out of everything that Josephine Baker accomplished in her life, her child advocacy work is perhaps the most overlooked.
Adopted children face a slew of legal challenges in trying to obtain their original birth certificates. Lawmakers across the country are increasingly granting more access as a basic human right.
Judges have described New Zealand’s surrogacy parentage laws as ‘creaky’ and ‘inadequate’. The Law Commission has finally proposed significant reform.
Religion was a common theme in some of the cases to come before the nine justices in the recently concluded Supreme Court term. Three experts help explain what is at stake.
While past studies have placed the proportion of child-free American adults at somewhere between 2% and 9%, a study found that in Michigan, over 1 in 4 adults don’t want kids.
In an unanimous decision, the nine justices said the city of Philadelphia was wrong to exclude a Catholic agency from its adoption programs.
The conservative Catholic moral code that underpinned adoption in Ireland penalised vulnerable women and their children. Now a proposed new law seeks to redress the impact of this legacy of shame.
Conservative justices are redefining religious freedom to mean the protection of individuals or groups to practice their faith as they see fit, argues a constitutional law expert.
The legal order has struggled under a veil of invisibility for years. But research shows it provides better outcomes for many vulnerable children
Visits between foster children and their biological families are being disrupted and reunification hearings delayed.
Experts recommend adopted children be told about their origins, no matter how difficult the circumstances, but doing so is tricky for adoptive parents.
Society shapes people’s preferences and emphasises the value of having genetically related children.
A new study analyzes the language in nearly 680,000 pet adoption ads.
‘Simple adoption’ can preserve the identity of an adopted child by giving them a legal connection to both their birth family and their new family.
More needs to be done by the government and local authorities to recruit diverse adopters and foster carers – including Muslims.
In the US, black children wait longer to be adopted and cost less to adopt than white children.