GOP Senators Want to Give Religious Adoption Agencies 'License to Discriminate'
July 31 2014 2:34 PM ET August 01 2014 8:45 AM ET

Senators Seek License to Discriminate in Adoption

Sunnivie Brydum

Two Republican senators have introduced legislation that would ensure religiously affiliated adoption agencies don't lose state or federal funding, even if they refuse to place kids with LGBT prospective parents.

WATCH: Judge Says Gay Dads Can't Adopt, Be Listed on Birth Certificate
June 18 2014 3:04 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Dads Can't Be Listed on Son's Birth Certificates

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

A Texas judge has denied Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs the chance to adopt each other's child and the right to have their names on the birth certificates of each.

Poll: Majority of Americans Support Adoption by Same-Sex Couples
June 02 2014 10:22 AM ET

Poll: More Americans Support Adoption Than Marriage

Mitch Kellaway

According to the latest Gallup poll, 63 percent of Americans believe same-sex couples should be allowed to legally adopt children.

Study: Gay Dads’ Brain Activity Similar to New Mothers and Fathers
May 28 2014 4:03 PM ET

Gay Dads’ Brain Activity Similar to New Moms and Dads

Mitch Kellaway

An Israeli study revealed that the brain activity of gay fathers when they are around their children resembles the development of both heterosexual mothers and fathers.

WATCH: Cokie Roberts Stands Up to Antigay Religious Activists
April 21 2014 3:15 PM ET

WATCH: Cokie Roberts Schools Antigay 'Christians'

Trudy Ring

On ABC's This Week, veteran journalist Roberts pushed back against the likes of Franklin Graham and Ralph Reed when they opposed adoption by same-sex couples and the 'sin' of homosexuality.

Russia Strengthens Adoption Ban
February 13 2014 5:27 PM ET

Russia Strengthens Adoption Ban

Trudy Ring

Newly signed legislation bars single people from marriage equality nations from adopting Russian children and reiterates the prohibition on adoptions by same-sex couples.

Idaho High Court Affirms Second-Parent Adoptions by Same-Sex Partners
February 12 2014 7:07 PM ET

Idaho High Court Affirms Second-Parent Adoptions by Same-Sex Partners

Trudy Ring

The state's Supreme Court finds that a county magistrate misinterpreted state law by claiming a woman could not adopt her partner's children because the couple are not married.

Northern Ireland Lifts Ban on Same-Sex Couples Adopting
December 11 2013 1:38 PM ET

Northern Ireland Lifts Ban on Same-Sex Couples Adopting

Alex J Davidson

A court decision paves the way for those in civil partnerships to begin adopting children.

The Most Adoption-Friendly Workplaces
October 10 2013 5:54 PM ET

The Most Adoption-Friendly Workplaces

Alex Davidson

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ranks employers by their adoption-related benefits.