‘Instant Family’ Review: Adoption Comedy Can’t Balance Sentiment, Satire, Sobs
This year has blessed us with a beautiful film about a longtime childless couple who suddenly find themselves grappling with the prospect of parenthood. That movie, of course, is Private Life, a comedy-drama featuring deft, touching performances from Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn, which came out on Netflix last month. You should watch that instead… (0 comment)

Bizarre parenting hacks mums and dads swear by
Putting food colouring into food to make meals more fun, adding sprinkles to broccoli, and keeping the iPad only 35 per cent charged are just some of the more creative “parenting hacks” uncovered in a recent study. According to the Daily Mail, the average parent uses seven parenting hacks every day, according to the new… (0 comment)

New drugs offering a cure for hepatitis C patients hit the market a few years ago with jaw-dropping price tags. A 12-week course of treatment could eliminate the deadly liver infection, but at a cost of nearly $100,000. So Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health Plan sought to ensure it would get the most bang for its… (0 comment)

LFCS plans meeting during Adoption Awareness Month
Lutheran Family and Children’s Services (LFCS) will hold an adoption meeting later this month to address questions and concerns from parents who want to adopt. November is National Adoption Awareness Month, and adoption and foster organizations are getting the word out about the adoption process. Adoption services are offered through LFCS, including four main adoption… (0 comment)

Nine children adopted at Santa Maria Juvenile Court during National Adoption Day celebration
Putting an end to months of insecurity about their status, nine children were formally adopted by their forever families Wednesday in Santa Maria Juvenile Court in celebration of National Adoption Day. In a large courtroom presided over by Judge Arthur Garcia, around 60 people gathered to see six families finalize the adoptions of their children.… (0 comment)

Nine children adopted at Santa Maria Juvenile Court during National Adoption Day celebration
Putting an end to months of insecurity about their status, nine children were formally adopted by their forever families Wednesday in Santa Maria Juvenile Court in celebration of National Adoption Day. In a large courtroom presided over by Judge Arthur Garcia, around 60 people gathered to see six families finalize the adoptions of their children.… (0 comment)

Adoption Act review indicates how identities could be protected in some cases
The report from an advisory committee on P.E.I.’s Adoption Act contains recommendations to speed up and facilitate searches for biological relatives, and includes information on how some people may be able to use “vetoes” to keep their identity concealed. The report was tabled in the provincial legislature on Wednesday, a day after Minister for Family… (0 comment)

CONCERNING KIDS: Parenting in Twenty Minutes a Day
Lest I disappoint you, let me be clear.  Twenty minutes a day is not actually enough time to raise a child.  It’s hardly enough to grab the coffee you need to power through a day of raising children, but it seems like that’s about how much face-time most of us parents manage to squeeze in… (0 comment)