When many people think of adoption, they often wonder whether orphanages still exist in the United States.
While there are still many children in need of permanent adoptive homes, today’s domestic adoptions no longer involve traditional orphanages. Instead, U.S. orphanages have been replaced with an improved foster care system and private adoption agencies like American Adoptions.
In 2015, a total of 229,715 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years, for a birth rate of 22.3 per 1,000 women in this age group. This is another record low for U.S. teens and a drop of 8% from 2014. Birth rates fell 9% for women aged 15–17 years and 7% for women aged 18–19 years.1
Although reasons for the declines are not totally clear, evidence suggests these declines are due to more teens abstaining from sexual activity, and more ...
The Holocaust is one of the most terrible events in human history. It occurred during World War II when Hitler was leader of Germany. Six million Jewish people were murdered by the Nazis. This included as many as 1 million Jewish children. Millions of other people that Hitler didn't like were killed as well. This included Polish people, Catholics, Serbs, and handicapped people. It is thought that the Nazis murdered as many as 17 million innocent people.
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A recent article written by Adelle M. Banks reports that Baylor University has conducted a study on religious organizations and homelessness in America and has found that faith - based organizations are providing more than 58% of the shelter beds for homeless people across the country.
These reports are based on analysis of the data collected by the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development where studies have been conducted in 11 cities with such organizations as the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities ...
I am in deep relection as I write on today’s news and attitudes with a renewed sense of resolved direction and hope. I am so honored to have the opportunity to attend the Inauguration of our 45th President. It is our Constitutional right to bear witness a peaceful transition of governmental leadership for the “unity” of all Americans, We The People. But as a nation, it has been said over several election cycles that we are at a cross road TODAY. ...