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MARC CHASE: A happily disclosed conflict of interest

MARC CHASE: A happily disclosed conflict of interest

Full disclosure: I now may have to admit a conflict of interest. And I've never been so excited before to admit I may have been wrong.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Pence putting money where his mouth is on adoption

MARC CHASE: Pence putting money where his mouth is on adoption

Sometimes folks with the biggest hearts lack comparably sized pocketbooks.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Our children and their children

BRIAN HOWEY: Our children and their children

Let’s ponder “our children” and “their children.”

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Protect adoptions from local court snafu

MARC CHASE: Protect adoptions from local court snafu

There isn't a parent among us who hasn't feared the loss of a child. It's a natural, primal fear of anyone blessed with the privilege of raising children.

April 29, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Pence hits single, should keep swinging adoption bat

MARC CHASE: Pence hits single, should keep swinging adoption bat

Sometimes you swing for the fences but take solace in a single.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am

Local law firms earn U.S. News & World Report rankings

A few local law firms made U.S. News & World Report's list of the Best Law Firms of 2014.

December 26, 2013 4:00 pm
MARC CHASE: Pence adoption tax credit deserves, well, adoption

MARC CHASE: Pence adoption tax credit deserves, well, adoption

Adoption is one of the most magical things one can experience. It enriches the lives of adopted children and adoptive parents in profound ways.

December 10, 2013 12:00 am

Family courts trying to keep it civil

Nearly 15 years after the Indiana Supreme Court launched its Family Court Project, 22 counties — including Lake and Porter — are working toward a kinder, gentler, more holistic way to resolve family crises, court officials say.

September 15, 2013 7:00 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: A marriage fight brews again

BRIAN HOWEY: A marriage fight brews again

At Indiana’s signature annual event — the Indianapolis 500 — where we present ourselves to a worldwide audience, the actor Jim Nabors sings the words that are so dear to many of us: “Back home again, in Indiana ...”

June 30, 2013 12:00 am
For good and ill, adoption transformed by Internet

For good and ill, adoption transformed by Internet

In the emotion-charged realm of adoption, the Internet has been a transformative force, often for good, sometimes for ill.

December 10, 2012 9:00 am
Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids

Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids

Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities in recent years, but advocates say barriers can block one basic human right: To be a parent.

November 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Go for charitable 'adoption' as holiday gift

Go for charitable 'adoption' as holiday gift

Buy a sheep, "adopt" a soldier or name a piece of rainforest.

November 07, 2012 9:00 am
New TV series shows open adoption from both sides

New TV series shows open adoption from both sides

Pregnant at 18, a high school dropout, Genavieve Diggs knew she wasn't equipped to raise a child, but after surrendering her newborn for adoption, she nearly changed her mind.

October 29, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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Training for CASA volunteers available in October

VALPARAISO | CASA — Court Appointed Special Advocates — will begin its next training session for Porter County volunteers in October.

September 02, 2012 12:00 am
Lake judge to make her case for Supreme Court seat

Lake judge to make her case for Supreme Court seat

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Superior Judge Elizabeth Tavitas will participate this week in a 20-minute interview that could change her life and the history of Indiana.

July 14, 2012 6:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Make adoption records more accessible

On Nov. 15, all Illinois adoptees and adult descendants of deceased adoptees will gain access to their original birth records. This is a law that should be adopted in Indiana as well.

May 12, 2011 12:00 am
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