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Adoption subsidies for frozen corpses, more on the Maryland nightmare

This is a follow-up post to my initial post on this story, read Maryland- 3 adopted daughters; 1 beaten, 2 dead, frozen in freezer for 7 months first if you haven’t already.
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Today more details are emerging. The Washington Post article, Md. Mother Jailed After Bodies Of 2 Children Found in Freezer, for example, contains a [...]

Maryland- 3 adopted daughters; 1 beaten, 2 dead, frozen in freezer for 7 months

By way of the Washington Post article, Calvert Woman Arrested in Deaths of Two Children:
Authorities said they found what appeared to be the bodies of two children in a “drop-in” freezer Saturday in the basement of Renee Bowman’s home on Buckskin Trail in Lusby. Sheriff’s deputies had been searching the house for evidence in [...]

Nebraska’s dump law, in the past 16 days 16 legalized child abandonments

This is the fourth piece in my series of posts about the Nebraska legalized abandonment/child dump law. Go to my Nebraska tab to read the other, earlier pieces.
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Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment law went into effect July 18th, 2008. 73 days ago.
The first two kids dumped in Nebraska under the new law, (over the weekend of [...]

Nebraska, 11 dumps in 24 hours

Yes, I’m posting twice on the Nebraska disaster mere hours apart. Go read my other two posts, SHAME on Nebraska!- When ‘we told you so,’ barely begins to scratch the surface and Nebraska Dump Law, just how deep does this rabbit hole go? as an important backgrounder to this one.
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Nebraska has finally realized its in [...]

Nebraska Dump Law, just how deep does this rabbit hole go?

(This is the second posting I’ve done about the babydump law in Nebraska. This post builds on the foundation I laid out in my first post, SHAME on Nebraska!- When ‘we told you so,’ barely begins to scratch the surface. I strongly urge readers to read it first before continuing on to this [...]

Michigan’s once clean records access bills, now gone toxic

The latest attempt to open adoption records to adopted individuals in Michigan has become just another ‘leave some bastards behind’ bill(s).
It’s time to go back to the drawing board.
Instead of stripping out secrets and lies, the latest work in Michigan has become mired in full access blocking disclosure vetoes (wrapped in a “Contact Preference Form”) [...]

Masha II

This is the second in what will undoubtedly be a number of posts pertaining to Masha and the situations she has endured, and to the best of my knowledge is currently enduring.
The first post I did, similar to this one, points to others’ writings by means of getting the information out as when I [...]

SHAME on Nebraska!- When ‘we told you so,’ barely begins to scratch the surface

This is the first post in an ongoing growing body of work I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find the rest of my posts about the (de)evolving situation via my Nebraska tag.
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It’s long past time for Nebraska to repeal the worst baby dump law in the country.
Fortunately pencils come with [...]

How not to spend a Sat. afternoon: wiffle ball, face painting, “waiting children”, and the local bomb squad

Ah, what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than shopping for a “waiting child” and watching things go ka-boom?
Could I make this one up?
In the latest twist on ‘adoption fairs’, Massachusetts has figured out how to start off adoptions with bang!
The announcement for the event starts of pretty par for the course; yet [...]

Jessica Scovil: when the foster system fails completely

This is another of those posts I guess I put off, in part because I have such difficulty finding the words, but also in part because it’s all so damn heartbreaking.
As always, Bastardette has done important work in laying out the basics of her death and the circumstances surrounding it across two posts she did [...]