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After issuing warnings earlier this year, the U.S. government has announced a suspension of processing for new adoption cases from Nepal involving children claimed to have been found abandoned, because “a review of recently processed cases established a disturbing pattern indicating that available documentation cannot be relied upon,” and circumstances of alleged abandonment cannot be verified. Further [...]
Julia Preston reports in the New York Times on a recent case that clarifies the legal standard for asylum in domestic violence cases. See Asylum Granted to Mexican Woman in Case Setting Standard on Domestic Abuse (NYT 8/12/10).
A story by Emily Wax in the Washington Post reports on the use of in vitro fertilization by women in India to conceive and bear children past the age of 50, and in one case after age 70. See In India, age often doesn’t stop women from seeking help to become pregnant (8/13/10).
According to a recent ruling of Mexico’s Supreme Court, all of the Mexican states must recognize the validity of same-sex marriages entered into in Mexico City. See David Agren, Mexican States Ordered to Honor Gay Marriages (NTY 8/10/10).
In an article following up the airlift of 1150 children to the United States after the earthquake in Haiti last winter, Ginger Thompson reports in the New York Times that their adoptions “were expedited regardless of whether children were in peril, and without the screening required to make sure they had not been improperly separated from their [...]