Adoption.It's often a complicated process.Two women in Iowa were so close to their dream of starting a family... when things fell apart.More than two months after cutting the cord and taking baby Gabriel home with them, the biological mom changed her mind.A paperwork glitch allowed it to happen.But the heartbreak was far from over, and sadly, it got so much worse.A little more than a month later, Mom left Gabriel with his 17-year-old biological father.It would be the last night of Gabriel's life. For more information please visit http://www.hlntv.com/video/2014/05/01/baby-gabriel-iowa-adoption-controversy
2 г. назад
A little boy kidnapped by his own mother and never found. The mother is under arrest and now Crime Watch Daily has a new interview with baby Gabriel's father. Check your local listings at CrimeWatchDaily.com.
8 г. назад
Adoptive Mom's Medical, Criminal Past Causes Surrogate to Revoke Agreement Scott and Amy Kehoe Call Surrogate's Actions Legal 'Kidnapping' By JENNIFER PEREIRA and SUZAN CLARKE Scott and Amy Kehoe knew they wanted to be parents since the moment they married eight years ago. But after two miscarriages and five failed rounds of in vitro fertilization, they decided to seek out a surrogate. The Michigan couple bought donor eggs and sperm and Shelley Baker -- an experienced surrogate -- agreed to carry the embryos. She gave birth to twins in July. The Kehoes, who live near Grand Rapids, thought their dreams had come true. But those dreams quickly became a nightmare. One month after the birth, they were forced to say goodbye to their children. Baker, 35, who has four children of her own, had decided to keep the twins she had borne on the couple's behalf because of information that came to light about Amy's mental health history that made her uncomfortable. One week after the birth of the children, whom the Kehoes named Ethan Paul and Bridget Lily, Baker and the adoptive parents headed to court so the Kehoes could be designated the children's legal guardians. Surrogate Wary of Adoptive Mom's Past It was there that Baker said she learned Amy Kehoe, 41, had a history of mental illness and a minor criminal record. Around nine years ago, Amy Kehoe was arrested for minor cocaine possession and diagnosed with an unspecified psychotic disorder. Baker said the disclosure took her by surprise. It made her uncomfortable, she said, because she felt Kehoe was "never honest" about her past. "I felt irresponsible as a mother. You know, as a surrogate," Baker said. "Because I stood in front of the judge, while listening to this woman tell about her psychotic disorder, and her anxiety, and the pills she has to take and the criminal history." But Amy Kehoe said nothing had been hidden. "She knew I was seeing a psychiatrist. I told her that," she said, speaking of Baker. Kehoe's husband agreed. "Nothing was ever hidden from her," he said. Adoptive Parents Stunned by Surrogate's Actions Even though she had misgivings, the two-time surrogate mom agreed in court to hand the babies over, telling the judge that from what she had observed, the Kehoes "love these babies very much." The Kehoes took the twins home, and bonded with them. So they were floored when Baker exercised her legal right to take the children back. Baker said Amy Kehoe's mental health and criminal history posed too much of a risk to the children, despite the fact that a social worker had deemed the Kehoes to be fit parents. Amy Kehoe's psychiatrist had written his patient a glowing letter of recommendation, saying Kehoe had faithfully taken her medication for nine years, had never missed an appointment and that her medical condition wasn't an impediment to her being a fit parent. "He's not there every day with her," Paul Baker, 36, the surrogate's husband, said of the psychiatrist's assessment. "I mean, what happens if she quits going to him? If she stops taking her meds two, three months down the road? You never know." Melissa Brisman, a reproductive lawyer who has handled about a thousand surrogacy cases, said she believes the babies belong with the Kehoes, even though Baker says she didn't know about Amy Kehoe's medical and criminal history. "It doesn't justify her keeping the babies," Brinsman said. "She was still compensated for her expenses, she still agreed to hand the babies over. She just became judgmental of ... their ability to parent without all that much evidence. It was almost like she ... just decided that because this person had a mental illness, that meant she couldn't handle the children." Law Favors Surrogate, Kehoes Claim 'Kidnapping' Amy Kehoe called the Bakers' actions a case of legal "kidnapping." The law sided with the Bakers, because Michigan is one of five states where surrogacy contracts are not recognized. Because the Kehoes were not biologically related to the babies, they had no further legal claim. The Kehoes said they had a verbal agreement with Baker, and that they covered the woman's medical and related expenses, which is allowed under the law. It is illegal in Michigan to compensate a surrogate beyond medical expenses. The Bakers have legally changed the twins' names to Peyton and Dani. They say their entire family is in love with the newest members. "It took me a long time to just come to the decision. ... They're our babies," Shelley Baker said. "We had to take our babies back." Meanwhile, the Kehoes have a nursery that's filled with everything a parent could ever need. Except babies. "Those are our babies. They are not Shelley's. They're our babies," Amy Kehoe said. Click HERE to get information on surrogacy laws in each state. http://www.hrc.org/issues/2486.htm http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Parenting/twins-meant-adoption-surrogate-mom/story?id=9536107&page=1
5 г. назад
Lawmakers on Capitol hill have been alerted by the media to the worrying trend of so called online re-homing for adopted children. The term describes transactions between foster parents who want to get rid of kids they regret adopting, to strangers who can't or won't adopt through legal channels. Marina Portnaya investigates what turns out to be a thriving practice. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
1 г. назад
Jessica Rae Rudland's journey through Childbirth, Coma, Sepsis and an Intensive Care Unit. Jessica suffered Hypoxic Anoxic Brain Injury. Start Video after Cardiac Arrest in ICU: 3:26 #Childbirth Start Video when she woke up: 4:10 FB Page ♥ https://goo.gl/MUxRLk GoFundMe ♥ https://goo.gl/IHJljU Petition ♥ https://goo.gl/MQ8Zbg Twitter ♥ https://goo.gl/pXNBnS Website ♥ https://jessicaraerudland.com Recommendations proposed by The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust relating to Jessica's Serious Incident. ♥ https://goo.gl/NkEUPy During Jessica’s illness, we kept written and audio/video diaries every day and sent SMS messages to Jessica. These are excerpts from a video diary kept over 29 days and are being shared with Jessica’s express permission. Life inside an Intensive Care Unit is one big roller coaster, full of highs and lows, surprises and complete despair. Outside and in life over the past two years, we've seen our share of both. Our beautiful daughter Jessica continues to make progress and we continue to fight for answers from the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust. Jessica now lives with her parents full time and as we all move forward we are still reminded of the wave of support out there and the overwhelming kindness afforded to us by friends family and complete strangers. I have kept a record of everything and everyone who made contact for Jessica to read in time. We are also very grateful to the Clinicians who kept Jessica alive with life-saving support and ongoing care throughout her stay in the Intensive Care Unit. I never dreamed so many would read Jessica's FB Page, apart from her friends and our family. I was desperately searching for answers throughout this time and received some incredible support which we are all extremely grateful for. Who’d of thought that social media would be so therapeutic and empathetic. We've all been through so much not least Jessica and Lewin and I'm sure all of the followers of the “Dad’s Diary” will remember the desperate wait for Jessica to wake up from her Coma 23 days into ICU. With Jessica’s express permission I have compiled clips from my video diary which will be ongoing and segmented into chapters as Jessica recovers and Lewin grows. We will title this ‘Jessica’s Story' Jessica's Story - A Journey through Childbirth and Intensive Care Unit. I am hoping this video may help promote a specific escalation process (worldwide) that I feel should be in place for pregnant and recently-pregnant patients presenting as an emergency. In the USA, Canada and other countries it may be called ED? In the UK, it's called Accident & Emergency. lf your local emergency department already has such an escalation process in place, this should be reviewed against a sample of other hospitals' policies and procedures. From a review of the clinical notes in Jessica's case, the treating doctors appeared to have zero index of suspicion as to why a new mother had presented with a tachyarrhythmia at a heart rate of 170+ and shortness of breath. She also had an elevated pulsating right neck vein and persistent cough. She arrived at 11:48 pm on a Sunday evening.
6 г. назад
Camp counselors needed: http://www.bringmehope.org/ Sponsor an orphan: http://www.bringmehope.org/ New movie: wherelovefoundme.com Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoZH7ucQeOg&t=8s About Hannah's Story: No mother. A crippled father. Moved to the orphanage to survive, she awaits hope. Hannah's Story - Award-winning documentary filmed in China. Hannah's father is paralyzed; where her mother lives now is anybody's guess. The young Chinese girl dropped out of school to care for her dad when his paralysis worsened, claiming more and more of his abilities. Together with Hannah's brother, they are moving into an orphanage just to survive—without help, her father says, they would starve. In the process, Hannah meets an unlikely pair of travelers from California with a heart for orphans. Bring Me Hope travelers. Hannah arrives at camp with nothing—not even a toothbrush or a change of clothes. During her week with Bring Me Hope, she experiences five worry-free days of childhood. After camp, Hannah's Californian friends follow her back home. With a video camera and the will to love, they will help change her life. As you watch the adventure unfold, witness the divine ability of hope to overcome impossible circumstances, and rediscover the power of a good story. Hannah's story. But the story didn't end when we stopped filming--- since Hannah's Story was filmed in 2009 we've witnessed incredible things happen in Hannah's Family. 2010: Through the generous donations of supporters, Hannah's father, Silas, had spinal surgery. Unfortunately, the surgery failed and screws the doctors put in his neck to reinforce the weakened spinal column broke, causing pain and decreased mobility. 2011: We found a new surgeon and the second surgery was a SUCCESS! Silas was then able to move his arms with less pain. Hannah and her brother, Yang, attended summer camp with Bring Me Hope and spent a fun-filled week with Rose. 2012: Bring Me Hope staff continued to visit Hannah's family and worked to find ways to support them. Hannah attended summer camp again and was a great help and encouragement to the other kids there. 2013: Silas had his final surgery. This surgery improved Silas' quality of life gave Hannah's whole family hope for the future. For current updates on Hannah and her family, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/defendsilas Mission trips to love and defend orphans and at-risk youth: www.bringmehope.org
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This is my adoption story. I am a birth mom. I gave birth to Logan 3/29/2012 and placed him with a loving family. Longer Version of video that I sent to Logan as a DVD for him to view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRRtqaHVtEY Email Me - I would love to help!! : firstname.lastname@example.org Please subscribe to this channel. I will be posting reunion videos from the last two years, and videos that his adoptive sister sends me. I hope to inspire you!!
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A NY Single Mother's dream of adopting baby from China came true. More expert videos http://www.howtomomtv &SUBSCRIBE to youtube channel http://bit.ly/ZCFghW. Laura Maroldo always dreamed about adopting a child. She was a single, career woman when she started the process of adoption from China. After several years of waiting, she learned about how to adopt a waiting child and could decide which medical issues she could deal with. Once she was open to adopt a waiting child, her dream came true. Within months, Laura got the ecstatic news that she was matched with 2 year old Jada Ling, who was born with a heart defect, Laura had met her live in love Jack, a retired NYPD Lt with 3 teenage children.Now they are one big happy family and Jada is in perfect health. Laura does have advice for single parent adoption, family adoption and chinese adoption. She says "Nothing worthwhile comes easy, thats the rule of thumb laugh . The first thing I would say is I know adoption not for everybody. I think it's the best thing I've ever done and one of most fulfilling things you can do in the world. I know it's challenging. I'd say hang in there, what is meant to be will be. Do your homework investigate where to adopt from and the challenges that lie ahead before you move forward." She also says it is completely normal for an adopted child to have developmental delays of 1 month for every 3 months in an orphanage. If you enjoyed this parenting video follow HowToMomTV to see our newest videos, blogs and expert tips. Twitter: https://twitter.com/howtomomtv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/howtomomtv Website: http://www.howtomomtv.com Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/howtomomtv/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/112689359007514785982/112689359007514785982 SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube channel http://bit.ly/ZCFghW.
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Check out our new website for more incredible documentaries: HD and ad-free. https://goo.gl/LwMcmY “You feel like you’re on display. You’ve got all these people watching you and you’re wearing this shirt that singles you out. You’re on the spot.” Lacy, 14, is an orphan, and a better description of her situation would be hard to imagine. Lacy is on the look-out for parents, and the South Mississippi ‘adoption picnic’ could be the last chance she gets to grow up within a family environment. For the first time, cameras have been allowed into the yearly picnic where prospective foster parents get to see the children in a lively, social situation. Brainchild of adoption specialist Sylvia Sessions, The Picnic invokes strong emotions in the participants, and this Witness film captures every poignant moment. Want to watch more full-length Documentaries? Click here: http://bit.ly/1GOzpIu Follow us on Twitter for more - https://twitter.com/realstoriesdocs Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RealStoriesChannel Instagram - @realstoriesdocs Content licensed from Digital Rights Group (DRG). Any queries, please contact us at: email@example.com Produced by October Films