Interracial couples and mixed-ethnicity families have gained greater rights and respect in the U.S., though many still face discrimination and bigotry in various forms. It's been 50 years since the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia, which effectively struck down states' prohibitions on interracial marriage. In the original Virginia ruling, Mildred Jeter, a black woman, and Richard Loving, a white man, were sentenced to a year in jail ... for marrying each other.
Maybe you smell it on their breath or see it in their eyes. Maybe you have known for years. Either way co-parenting with someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol might be the hardest thing you will have to do. You will try to convince, beg and bargain for them to get clean but they won't change until they are ready. At some point the frustration turns into concern for your kids.
It's not every day that an adoption case makes the news, but that is just what happened this week when the Supreme Court announced its ruling on a recent spotlight family law case. The case, which involves an ongoing dispute over custody rights between the biological father and the adoptive parents, may make some waves here in Texas as the holding filters back down to state courts.