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“Train up a child in
the way he should go
and when he is old,
he will not depart
from it.”
Proverbs 22:6

September 2013 Archives

Cohabiting considerations for divorced or unmarried parents

In recent years, there has been a cultural shift with regard to ideas related to marriage. Thirty years ago, 72 percent of Americans reported being married. Today, that number hovers around 50 percent. This shift doesn't mean that people are foregoing long term or committed romantic relationships, rather many are choosing to cohabit rather than marry.

Battle over child custody of baby Veronica still unresolved

The decision to adopt a child is often one that adoptive parents plan and contemplate for years. When the joyous day finally arrives and adoptive parents learn they will soon become a mother or father, few contemplate the potential legal issues that may ensue.