Efforts underway to protect children adopted by overseas-based Samoans

According to a government statement, some children are allegedly being used to seek funds from the overseas government, and some treated as ‘kavigi’s’ or ‘slave labourers’ in their adopted homes. 

Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi has initiated measures towards tightening up local laws, to ensure that innocent children adopted by their Samoan relatives are not exploited.

Seven siblings adopted by same couple

Maria, Elizabet, Guillermo, Jason, Kristina, Katerin and James have been adopted by Josh and Jessaka Clark in Georgia, US.

The siblings were in care for 1,359 days before the couple's adoption process was completed on 9 May 2017.

Josh and Jessaka started the process two years ago and the children lived with the couple for the past 10 months.

The couple already had one biological son, Noah, and refer to the new additions as their "super seven".

Parents adopt baby without limbs, share story to inspire others

It's been over a year since Maria, now 3, who was born without her arms and legs, was adopted from a special-needs orphanage in Cavite, Philippines.

Hoping to inspire other families to consider adoption, her parents, Adrianne and Jason Stewart, shared their daughter's story to mark her first adoption anniversary in a video posted on YouTube.

Nicole Kidman on adoption, giving birth and surrogacy: 'I am a mother because I love being a mother'

Kidman adopted two children with ex-husband Tom Cruise and has two biological children with husband Keith Urban. She told CNN that her desire to have a family stemmed from her own "maternal instincts," which have been a "driving force" in her life since she was a young girl.

"I think because I've experienced motherhood in so many different ways," she said. "I've experienced adoption, birthing a child and I've experienced surrogacy. I'm like when it comes to it, I just wanna be a mama."

Did Angelina Jolie adopt another baby but not tell husband Brad Pitt?

The tabloid claims Jolie, 40, has taken a boy named Allouy Shoun into her care after she came across his family of 13 brothers and sisters when spending time in the town of Siem Reap, where she was directing her latest directorial project, First They Killed My Father.