Up to Date
11:06 am
Tue January 21, 2014

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt On Child Abuse Prevention, Benghazi and Data Security

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt talks with Steve Kraske about international adoption and bipartisan policymaking.

In the wake of the breach of security at Target that resulted in compromised financial data for thousands of consumers, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt is sponsoring a bipartisan bill that aims to help. He's also asking questions about an official report on the Benghazi attack, and seeking to restore funding for child abuse prevention. 

In the first part of Tuesday's Up to Date, he joins Steve Kraske to talk about these topics and more.


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10:40 am
Sun October 28, 2012

Lessons Learned Serving Orphans Abroad Being Applied In Urban Core

A father holding his biological and foster children. The Adopt KC program works with local churches to see how it can support congregants interested in housing foster kids.

Some years ago Mike Fox, traveling in Thailand, learned about the plight of Karen refugees fleeing political repression in Burma.

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11:28 am
Mon January 31, 2011

Mo. Supreme Court Calls for Retrial on Controversial Adoption

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – This week, the Missouri Supreme Court restored parental rights to a Guatemalan immigrant whose son was adopted by an American couple. The court ruled that the adoption failed to follow proper legal procedures, and sent the case back for a new hearing. But the four-year-old boy will remain with his adoptive family until then.

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12:15 pm
Mon December 6, 2010

Missouri Supreme Court Considers Fate of Adopted Son of Guatemalan Immigrant

Encarnacion Bail Romero is awaiting a judgment from the Missouri Supreme Court. Photo by Sylvia Maria Gross / KCUR.

Carthage, MO – This month, the Missouri Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling in an unusual case, which will decide the future of a 4-year old boy. The court's ruling - whatever it is - will break some hearts.

Carlos is the US-born son of a Guatemalan immigrant, who was detained in a raid at poultry processing plant in Southwest Missouri in 2007. While his mother was caught up in the legal system, Carlos was adopted by an American family.

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