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L.A. Mom Deported After Protesting Foreclosure of Former Home

L.A. Mom Deported After Protesting Foreclosure of Former Home

by Jorge Rivas on March 2 2012, 12:35PM

A 37-year-old mother of a 19-month-old girl, was arrested by LAPD officers for trespassing during a foreclosure protest at the home she used to live in.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, /NOW

Obama: Kids Stuck in Foster Care Due to Deportation a 'Real Problem'

Obama: Kids Stuck in Foster Care Due to Deportation a ‘Real Problem’

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 14 2011, 2:53PM

President Obama says his administration must “make sure that children aren’t torn from their parents without due process.” A Colorlines.com investigation concluded at least 5,100 kids are stuck in foster care because their parents are detained or deported.

Topics: Deportation, Immigration, Felipe Montes

All Families Can Love Their LGBT Kids--Really, There's Data to Prove It

All Families Can Love Their LGBT Kids—Really, There’s Data to Prove It

by MIchael Lavers on November 7 2011, 9:40AM

A unique research project followed LGBT youth from teens to adulthood to document how families from specific racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds dealt with their coming out—and to develop targeted tools to help other families.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

U.S. Deports 46K Parents With Citizen Kids in Just Six Months

U.S. Deports 46K Parents With Citizen Kids in Just Six Months

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 3 2011, 9:30AM

Data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request reveals nearly a quarter of people deported in first half of 2011 were parents with U.S. citizen children. That’s a dramatic increase from the 10-year period before the Obama administration.

Topics: Deportation, Immigration, Felipe Montes

Thousands of Kids Lost From Parents In U.S. Deportation System

Thousands of Kids Lost From Parents In U.S. Deportation System

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 2 2011, 8:00AM

A yearlong investigation by Colorlines.com’s publisher, the Applied Research Center, found more than 5,000 children stuck in foster care because their parents were detained by ICE. One in four deportees have U.S.-born kids and face total loss of parental rights.

Topics: Deportation, Immigration, Felipe Montes

Guatemalan Girl Stuck in Gut-Wrenching Adoption Scandal

Guatemalan Girl Stuck in Gut-Wrenching Adoption Scandal

by Jorge Rivas on August 12 2011, 12:08PM

A Guatemalan court has ordered a 7-year-old returned from her adoptive U.S. parents after determining she was snatched by local kidnappers five years ago. If U.S. intervenes, it’ll be a first for international adoption.

Topics: Global Affairs

Thousands of Migrant Kids Trapped Inside the World's Border Politics

Thousands of Migrant Kids Trapped Inside the World’s Border Politics

by Michelle Chen on July 20 2011, 9:30AM

Displaced war and poverty, fleeing abuse and violence, or just trying to find their parents, youth who get ensnared at U.S. and European border crossings often face bleak conditions, say human rights monitors.

Topics: Global Justice

“Tiger Mothers” Are Driven by U.S. Inequity, Not Chinese Culture

by Julianne Hing on January 21 2011, 9:15AM

Strict Asian parenting is often borne of struggle and exclusion and hardship, a reaction to learning that the American dream can remain elusive no matter how hard people work.

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Readers Sound Off On Race-Conscious Parenting and Adoption

Readers Sound Off On Race-Conscious Parenting and Adoption

by Terry Keleher on January 10 2011, 8:51AM

Terry Keleher’s essay on raising a black son as a white dad in a “post-race” world stirred intense emotions. He highlights the discussion and adds more thoughts.

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Today's Love Goes to Music Bringing Home and Family Closer

Today’s Love Goes to Music Bringing Home and Family Closer

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2011, 5:02PM

“Holy moly me oh my, you’re the apple of my eye.”

Topics: Celebrate Love

Amid Recession and War, Grandparents Fill Voids With Love

Amid Recession and War, Grandparents Fill Voids With Love

by Katti Gray on December 23 2010, 12:51PM

Katti Gray profiles families who don’t have much more than each other this holiday season, but are getting by with that much.

Topics: Economy

Parenting Queer Youth--and Saving Their Lives

Parenting Queer Youth—and Saving Their Lives

by Kyle Bella on December 23 2010, 9:28AM

DeAnna Green turned to the Family Acceptance Project and discovered love’s a lifesaver.

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White Dad, Black Son and Raising Kids in a

White Dad, Black Son and Raising Kids in a “Colorblind” World

by Terry Keleher on December 22 2010, 9:31AM

Teaching how to create a more just world is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children.

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Poll Shows Americans Accepting LGBT Families

Poll Shows Americans Accepting LGBT Families

by Michelle Chen on September 16 2010, 9:30AM

Evolving public opinion reveals that more Americans count unmarried and LGBT couples in their definition of family.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, On Gender

Grandparents Keep Families Afloat

Grandparents Keep Families Afloat

by Julianne Hing on September 10 2010, 4:39PM

At least one in ten kids in the U.S. is being raised by a grandparent.

Topics: Economy

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