Bill Granting N.Y. Adoptees Immediate Access To Their Birth Certificates Heads To Cuomo For SignatureUnder current law, birth certificates for adopted children can only be released by going to court and asking for access.
Assemblyman Out To Overturn 84-Year-Old New York Law That Keeps Adopted Children's Birth Parents ConcealedNew York is considered one of the most difficult states for people who are adopted to get their original birth certificates, naming their biological parents.
Many Lives Changed Forever During ACS Adoption MonthA lot of hearts were filled with joy Thursday at Brooklyn Family Court.
DNA Testing Helps Adoptees Track Down Their Biological FamiliesThe company MyHeritage has launched a new program to help adoptees reunite with their birth families -- and it's free.
Missed Flight Changes 3 Lives: Woman Adopts Fellow Passenger's babyA young woman missed her flight, changing the course of three lives.
Man Gets Emotional When Stepdaughter Takes His Last Name For ChristmasVincent Raven was left in tears after opening a Christmas gift from his stepdaughter this year.
Teen Surprises Emotional Stepdad With Adoption Papers for The HolidayThis should teach parents to never assume that their kids are going to just go for the standard 'cute gift' for the holidays. This stepdad was left speechless after he opened his Christmas present.
'It’s Like A Miracle:' Long Island Family Opens Its Heart & Home To Orphan From ChinaThe 2-year-old girl was born with a rare syndrome and abandoned at birth. Her fate was to live her life in a remote and rural Chinese orphanage.
Surprise! Man Gives Step-Father Adoption Papers After 30 YearsJoel Glenn decided his step-dad's 60th birthday would be the perfect time to surprise the man who has meant the world to him since coming into his life at just 10-years-old with something very special.
Watch This 11-Year-Old Girl's Reaction To Long-Awaited Adoption NewsA heartwarming video showing the moment 11-year-old Tannah Butterfield of South Jordan, UT gets the news that her foster parents have been given the green light to adopt her -- along with her siblings, brother Teagun, 6, and sister Tallie, 2 -- has been posted by a worker at the child's school.
Woman Surprises Stepdad With Adoption Papers 17 Years LaterAfter being in her life for the past 17 years, Lindsey wanted to make her already close relationship with Mark official.
Daughter Takes Last Name Of Stepdad In Emotional LetterIn a now viral show of love, Katelyn Miller, a 21-year-old from Salina, Kansas, wrote a touching letter to her stepfather, Lance Jeske.
Woman Adopts Baby From Same Orphanage Where Her Mother Found Her Four Decades AgoLike mother, like daughter -- A Long Island woman followed in her mother's footsteps and adopted a child from the same Central American orphanage where her parents found her four decades ago.
Dog With Cancer Rescued In Emotional Adoption At Hempstead Animal ShelterDuffy, an 8-year-old American bulldog, was adopted by Sharon Faucett at the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter on Friday.
Animal Care & Control Calling On New Yorkers To Come And Adopt CatsExecutive Director Risa Weinstock says shelters are overflowing with nearly 6,000 cats and kittens.