Betty Jean Lifton, advocate of adoption reform; at 84

Betty Jean Lifton, advocate of adoption reform; at 84
NEW YORK — Betty Jean Lifton, a writer, adoptee, and adoption-reform advocate whose books — searing condemnations of the secrecy that traditionally shrouded adoption — became touchstones for adoptees throughout the world, died Nov. 19 in Boston. She was 84 and lived in Cambridge.
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Nixa Family Learns Hard Way Not All Adoption Applications are Accepted at Humane Society
They say their adoption application was rejected at the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri because they own a female dog that isn’t spayed. The Humane Society of southwest Missouri is home to more than 400 animals just waiting to be adopted. But one Nixa family learned the hard way that the adoption process is more rigorous than they expected.
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Adoption gives pet a forever home
Howard Reddan feeds Bessie, a 3-year-old English bulldog, a piece of meat Wednesday afternoon as Dodge County Humane Society Executive Director Patrice Vossekuil looks on.
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