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Vietnam- the Sept. 1 deadline and the demand for a new intercountry agreement amidst a landscape of fraud

September first, the bilateral inter-country agreement between Vietnam and the U.S. governing adoptions is set to expire. Barring the unforeseen, American adoptions from Vietnam will once again be suspended.
While this has garnered a great deal of attention from those wishing to adopt from Vietnam, it has gotten surprisingly scant mention from adoptee bloggers. I [...]

Once again Bastardette picks apart the conflations and reveals the anti-autonomist core

(Yeah I know, long time no blogging. I’ve had good reasons.)
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Just a real quick post tonight urging readers to head on over and read Bastardette’s James Dobson Cries Me a River.
She’s done a great job of picking apart some of the intentional conflations. Healthy White Infants (HWIs) being lumped in linguistically with with foster kids [...]

European Adoption Consultants claim they will be allowed to retain their Russian accrediation

The verdict in the Miles Harrison trial has been handed down since this article was originally written. Please see my later post entitled No, no justice for Dmitry for more up to date information concerning the verdict. The article below appears as it was originally posted.
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This post is an update to an [...]

Guess we’re going to have restore some history since Gershom’s rewriting it, part 1

This post relates to events and personalities surrounding the Adoptee Rights Demonstration held in New Orleans last month. I’ve written extensively about the ARD, readers unfamilar with such can visit my adoptee rights demonstration tag. (As posts are in reverse chronological order, just read 3rd page to 1rst to get the full background.)
Specifically, this post [...]

Adoption as a tool of cultural genocide, the “child grabs” Canadian First Nations peoples have endured

To start from a personal perspective, I’m just a Bastard, a politically active adoptee.
Being legally prohibited from attaining my State sealed records, I have no idea what heritage cultural or genetic my biological family might contain, other than a quick glance in a mirror appears to indicate pretty clearly a hefty chunk of what would [...]

Adoption Blessings Worldwide finally surrenders their license after playing FL/GA whack-a-mole

Adoption Blessings Worldwide (ABW) based in Georgia, has apparently surrendered its license as of July 31rst. But Adoption Blessings Worldwide is only the latest name Tedi Hedstrom was operating under. Her previous agency in FL, then operating under the name Tedi Bear Adoptions surrendered its FL license back in 2003.
This past July, First Coast News [...]

News- Vietnam, “Lawmakers back bid to join Hague adoption convention”

With the existing inter-country agreement between US and Vietnam set to expire Sept. 1rst, Vietnam is looking toward possibly restructuring future adoptions under the Hague convention. (This is also the solution many lawmakers in Washington propose. I’ll go into more detail on that end in a separate later post.)
This Thanh Nien article from last Monday [...]