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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, pictured earlier this month, has settled a lawsuit by same-sex couples who argued their rights were violated by faith-based adoption agencies that don't want to work with gays and lesbians. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Pilar Navarro, now 68, has sought legal action against a Catholic hospital in Madrid where she claims a baby was secretly stolen from her in 1973. Here she is seen in a photo in 1974 holding a second baby daughter who was not taken from her. Courtesy of Pilar Navarro hide caption

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How Spanish Women Were Allegedly Targeted In 'Stolen Babies' Cases For Decades

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These teenage brothers live in house #9 at the SOS Children's Village in Tela, Honduras. The goal isn't to get them adopted out but to create a family-like setting in the institution. Adriana Zehbrauskas for NPR hide caption

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An Orphanage In Honduras Puts Love At The Top Of Its Priority List

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Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, walk in annual Corpus Christi procession organized on the Feast of Christ the King in Kolkata, India, in 2016. Bikas Das/AP hide caption

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There aren't hard numbers on who is searching and how many, but many adoption agencies in the U.S. confirm that they've seen an uptick in international adoptees searching for their biological parents over the last decade or so. Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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Listen: Ashley Westerman Meets Her Birth Mother

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More States Say Religious Agencies Can Turn Down Same-Sex Couples For Adoptions

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Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill allowing adults to carry firearms without a license and signed a bill to let private agencies deny placing a child for adoption based on religious beliefs. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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A woman walks with orphans at an Addis Ababa orphanage in 2013. The number of Ethiopian children adopted by Americans fell from 2,511 in 2010 to 133 in 2016, according to the State Department. Ethiopia's parliament banned all foreign adoption in January. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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In Ethiopia, A New Ban On Foreign Adoptions Is About National Pride

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When The Parents Are White, The Child Is Black, And The Churches Are Segregated

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The Texas state House has passed an amendment prohibiting transgender students from using public school bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity. A separate Legislature measure allowing religious exemptions for adoption and foster care is headed to Gov. Greg Abbott for his signature. Tamir Kalifa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In one of the few photos Anaya has from his time in foster care, he's pictured at age 4 in the backyard of one of his many foster homes. Courtesy of Noel Anaya hide caption

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After 20 Years, Young Man Leaves Foster Care On His Own Terms

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