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Fate of 3,800 Lake adoptions hangs on justices' ruling

Fate of 3,800 Lake adoptions hangs on justices' ruling

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in a dispute that could void 3,800 Lake County adoptions approved over the past 14 years.

September 18, 2014 5:03 pm Related

Griffith Christian Church plans adoption information program

GRIFFITH | Griffith Christian Church will offer an adoption information workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 202 Pine St.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am
Court: Gary doctor not required to disclose birth defects before adoption

Court: Gary doctor not required to disclose birth defects before adoption

INDIANAPOLIS | A New York couple who adopted a Gary child can't sue the delivery doctor for not telling them prenatal tests showed the child had significant brain abnormalities.

August 13, 2012 7:45 pm Related

Record number of Indiana foster children adopted last year

INDIANAPOLIS | A record number of foster children were placed with permanent adoptive families in Indiana last year, the state reported this week.

February 22, 2012 2:30 pm

State busy complying with new adoption law

SPRINGFIELD | State public health officials have been flooded with more than 4,100 applications from adoptees seeking copies of their original birth certificates.

December 16, 2011 5:30 pm
Original birth certificates now available to Ill. adoptees

Original birth certificates now available to Ill. adoptees

Ami Dessen, left, of Urbana, Ill., and Illinois Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, right, both adoptees, share a moment Tuesday outside the Illinois Office of Vital Records in Springfield. Dessen was at the office requesting copies of her original Illinois birth certificate. An Illinois law t…

November 15, 2011 3:52 pm

Lawmaker says Catholic Charities should be exempt from civil unions law

In an unexpected twist in Illinois' very own church and state struggle, an Illinois state senator has decided to intervene on behalf of the Catholic Church by proposing a bill to amend the Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Rights Act.

October 22, 2011 7:45 pm
OFFBEAT: 'Twist of Water' explores uneasy moments of relationships, parenting and teaching tactics

OFFBEAT: 'Twist of Water' explores uneasy moments of relationships, parenting and teaching tactics

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 21, 2011 12:00 am
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