Amid partisan conflict in Congress, dozens of lawmakers from both parties — including staunch liberals and conservatives — have united behind a bill that supporters say addresses a heart-rending issue beyond politics: the millions of foreign children languishing in orphanages or otherwise at risk because they have no immediate family.
Minnesota families impacted by a new Russian law banning Americans from adopting Russian children are getting help from the state’s senior Senator.
In the wake of Haiti’s quake, more than two dozen Minnesota families have welcomed new children into their homes. The adoptions of 39 kids headed here were among hundreds put on the fast track. Two of them belong to Dawn and Lee Shelton.