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A red embryo is linked to the adoption symbol. Biological connection is not necessary to establish a loving bond between parent and child. (Camilla Dziadosz | Northern Star)

Consider adoption over procreation

By Camilla Dziadosz, Opinion Columnist | February 26, 2024

Too often humans are engulfed in the narcissistic and primal desires to procreate. The natural inclination for procreation distracts people from having a considerate purpose for having children, which is evident when we observe the foster care crisis.  The...

Two figures discuss transracial adoption at a desk, clarifying the needs of children will differ by race. Parents adopting children of different races must educate themselves on the unique challenges their child will face. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

Transracial adoption requires education

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter | February 12, 2024

Adopting children is a process that takes time and careful consideration, especially if you are adopting a child of another race. Pursuing accurate information and educating yourself is important when adopting. Transracial adoption applies when parents...

Companies offer rebuke of Tennessee’s anti-LGBT adoption law

By JONATHAN MATTISE | February 5, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Almost three dozen big companies and more than 100 small businesses in Tennessee on Wednesday predicted economic backlash from a newly enacted state adoption law and other proposals that target LGBT people, with one company saying...

Emails: Companies urged gov to veto anti-LGBT adoption law


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's office sought to downplay potential consequences over an anti-LGBT adoption proposal, multiple big companies reached out to his administration warning the state's reputation would suffer if the Republican...

Los Angeles unites in grief for adopted son Kobe Bryant

By BETH HARRIS | January 27, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chants rose in the plaza across from Staples Center. "Kobe!" and "MVP! MVP!" They came from hundreds of fans gathered to mourn the death of Kobe Bryant.Candles burned alongside hand-lettered messages scrawled on signs and the...

Tails of the Week: Munch and Maize

Tails of the Week: Munch and Maize

By Courtesy Tails | May 3, 2019

Hello! We're Maize and Munch, 10 yr. old declawed cats, who are searching for a wonderful someone who will adopt the both of us. We adore one another and Tails will not part us. We are very sweet cats who love people and really enjoy being brushed and...

Adopt-a-Pet of the Week: Bailey

By Northern Star staff | April 4, 2017

This week's adopt-a-pet of the week is Bailey. Those interested can adopt him from Tails Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road. Bailey: Hi there! My name is Bailey and I'd like to be your new BFF! I have some great credentials. I'm friendly smart,...

Kish Hospital hosts seminar on adoption

By Brooke Shinberg | December 2, 2012

Children’s Home + Aid works to make adoption easy and successful Children’s Home + Aid, 910 Second Ave. in Rockford, held a meeting on Sunday at Kishwaukee Hospital about the easiest ways to go about adopting a child. The agency has helped five children...

Providing information for pregnancy resources is not taking a stance

By Letter Writer | March 2, 2011

In response to Wednesday's letter to the editor, "NIU should not be taking a stance on abortion," --it's not. Access to abortion is a legal right that has been guaranteed by the decision in Roe v. Wade. The fact that an individual disagrees with this...

Cutting funds for Planned Parenthood is wrong

Cutting funds for Planned Parenthood is wrong

By Jessica Jenks | March 1, 2011

The House of Representatives voted to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood on Feb. 18. The representatives pushing to pass the bill claimed that federal funding should not go toward a place that advocates and provides abortions. Although abortion...