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Did you know? Oregon’s meth and opioid decriminalization is not the answer
Did you know? Oregon’s meth and opioid decriminalization is not the answer

Did you know? Oregon’s meth and opioid decriminalization is not the answer

Oregon may have well just given up on its drug users. Oregon has become the first state in the nation to decriminalize small amounts of meth and opioids. What would be a felony charge in Arkansas for methamphetamine possession is now comparable to a traffic ticket in Oregon. There, they can either pay $100.00 or be screened for substance abuse counselors.

November is National Adoption Month

Danny and Dawn Curtis always wanted a large family. They already had two sons when they saw a photo album of Arkansas children in foster care waiting to be adopted. They fell in love with the picture of a young girl and learned that she had three brothers. After much discussion and prayer, they adopted the sibling group and turned their family of four into a family of eight.

Did You Know? When unmarried parents have a child, the fathers have no rights.

Did You Know? When unmarried parents have a child, the fathers have no rights.

Contrary to what some people think, fathers have no parental rights to children who are born out of wedlock. Whether the dad’s name is on the birth certificate is inconsequential. Starting out, the birth mother for children born out of wedlock is the full custodial parent. She can decide whether to give the dad visitation, or whether to block him completely. The police will not get involved.

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