Sandra and Kevin Usleman wanted to do something special for their best friends, Kristina and Scott Rehling who are adopting a child from the Gladney Center for Adoption’s Ethiopian program. Rather than a traditional baby shower with wine and cheese and baby gifts, Usleman decided to do something a bit different. A music concert seemed like the ideal event for the Rehlings who are veterans of the Austin, Texas, music scene. So, rather than presenting typical baby shower gifts like bottles and diapers, guests will buy tickets to the event and will be treated to an intimate, world class concert featuring some of the top music artists in Austin.
Tila Tequila: bisexual dating show star turned…adopting humanitarian? Even though Tila claims she is pregnant with her own child, Tila announced via twitter that she will become a mother in the next few weeks. The reality star is adopting a young boy from Russia.
Katherine Heigl and husband Josh Kelley are “working on” an adoption of a 10-month-old Korean baby girl. The baby’s name is Nayleigh and they will nickname her Leigh.
If you were a gorgeous Hollywood actress and you were married to hunky stud Ashton Kutcher, wouldn’t you want to have his baby? So how can anyone blame Demi Moore for having a bout of baby fever. Even if she is 46.
Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban are ready to add to their family. Rumors have been swirling that the Academy Award winning actress might be pregnant, but now it’s surfacing that the pair are looking to adopt a baby from Vietnam. The couple have reportedly approached the Vietnamese authorities to begin the process of finding a sibling for daughter Sunday Rose, who turns one next month.
Madonna’s failed bid to adopt a 3-year-old girl named Mercy James from Malawi has left everyone involved in the situation ‘devastated.’ Also said to be struggling with the adoption denial is Madonna’s oldest child, Lourdes, 12. Lola, as she’s called, accompanied her mom on the missin for Mercy alongside her Malawian-born, adopted brother, David, 3.
Madonna Defies Criticism, Vows to Continue Adopting Baby Mercy James in Malawi, Adoption Ruling Delayed
A Malawi court delayed until this Friday a ruling on Madonna’s attempt to adopt a second child from the African country. The decision came the same day as a press conference in the capital city, Lilongwe, by a group of non-governmental organizations accusing Madonna of using her wealth and influence to fast-track the adoption process; one official called her a “bully.” After her visit to the Malawian courtroom, the pop star visited the day care center built by her charity. She was accompanied by her 12-year-old daughter Lourdes, 8-year-old son Rocco, and 3-year-old Malawian son David, whose adoption Madonna finalized last year.
Madonna did not get her adoption approved. The singer, 50, spent about an hour in court Monday morning in the Malawi capital of Lilongwe, where a judge delayed ruling on her application to adopt a second Malawian child, 3-year-old Mercy James, until Friday. (The child’s name was listed on Monday’s court docket.) Court official Thomson Ligowe would not reveal any other information. The 4-year-old would have been a sister for David, whose adoption by the U.S. pop star aroused controversy, and comes from the same orphanage.
Michael Jackson is ready to make a splash in England and perhaps adopt a baby? While staying in Britain for his sell-out concerts this summer, Michael Jackson making plans to adopt a child, reports say. He’s already plays dad to three kids, Prince Michael I and Paris, from his marriage to Deborah Rowe, and Prince Michael II, aka Blanket. Jackson, who already has three children, has told his associates to make contact with a British adoption agency with links throughout the world.
With a current brood of six and a demanding acting career, Angelina Jolie wouldn’t be in a huge hurry to take on more maternal responsibilities. The super-pair has made no secret of their wish to have a large family and now OK! has learned that plans are in the works to expand once again and Brad Pitt’s gal is determined to take more children under her wing—by any means necessary!
Madonna wants the 3-year-old son she adopted from Africa to have a brother or sister from his home country. The 50-year-old singer adopted little David Banda from a Malawi orphanage in 2006 and now said she is considering adopting a second child from the country. Only a court can decide whether Madonna can adopt a second child from Malawi, the government said on Wednesday, after the star revealed she was thinking of finding a new sibling for her adopted son David.
Carla Bruni is ready for more children and would like to add to France’s first family, going even as far as to adopt a child if “it’s not biologically possible,” the glamorous wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy has said. “I would like (to have a baby with my husband), but I don’t know if at my age it would be possible,” the 41-year-old Italian model-turned-singer said.
January 22 marks the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision legalizing abortion in the United States. Many activists for life are trying to honor the day with a rally cry for the unborn, but also to help people facing very tough decisions. Many proponents will use the anniversary as reminder to the newly sworn in President that in a 2007 fundraising event with Planned Parenthood, he said “the first thing I’ll do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act,” sparking the ire of pro-life groups.