Children’s Home Society
A family reunion with hundreds of people wrapped up in St. Paul Sunday. Few were related by blood, but the bonds celebrated go beyond genetics. Andy and Amy Manes of Woodbury, Minn. have 15 kids, ages 4-25. After having four biological children, they turned to Lutheran Social Services to adopt a little girl. But something made it quite difficult.
A Twin Cities agency that handles many Russian adoptions is taking a wait-and-see approach to Russian President Putin’s signing of a bill that would ban adoptions by American parents.