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Feminist Bastards and adult adoptees writing adoption and reproductive autonomy

Regular readers here will recognize my own ongoing writings concerning the intersections of race, poverty, fertility and lack thereof, and adoption and international adoption, (from my own radical, or “to the root,” feminist perspective.)
Unlike the landscape even a decade ago, we are seeing more feminists willing to explore some of those intersections, examining them with [...]

Nebraska- Closed Courtrooms, Closed Processes, & Potentially, Retro-active Records Scrubbing

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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So Monday, in what could set a pattern for the “safe haven” cases, the court hearing for the first of the abandonment cases disappeared into a closed court [...]

Nebraska- Yolo County California teen dumped was another adoptee

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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I wanted to include a few more links about the boy from Davis in Yolo County, California who was dumped Friday before Governor Heineman signed the 30 day [...]

Nebraska- A reason we’re not hearing from (at least one of) the kids themselves

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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Backtracking here a little, Saturday, the Wall Street Journal ran a major story on the Nebraska legalized abandonments, Safe Haven: a Mother’s Agonizing Choice.
The article provides more information [...]

National Safe Haven Alliance Executive Director ignores the realities of Nebraska’s kids lives

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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Over time, I’ve seen a lot of what I consider delusional statements about child welfare and kids’ realities out of the National Safe Haven Alliance, but this one [...]

Nebraska- Today’s 12 year-old was another self “haven”, disqualified

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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Today’s 12 year-old attempted to “safe haven” himself.
The state of Nebraska has never counted kids who turn themselves over under the legalized abandonment law.
So once again, another “safe [...]

Nebraska- The Big Kids Just Keep On Coming – 12 Year-Old Safe Haven Dump TODAY

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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As I said early Saturday morning on my post, Nebraska’s Safe Haven Roll of Shame:
Unlike this list of older kids, the next will (at least if all goes [...]

Nebraska- As I said, even our unofficial statistics are low

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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Today’s Omaha World-Herald carried this important story, Troubled families in limbo after law change.
Burried deep down in it is this revelation:
After getting help from Immanuel staff, seven parents [...]

Nebraska- Squeaking in under the wire, another big kid safe haven dump

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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Well, clearly gas prices are down again.
Must have been one hell of a road trip.

Safe haven case No. 36 beats deadline
One last child came in under Nebraska’s [...]

Nebraska’s Safe Haven Roll of Shame

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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The following is a listing of kids reported on by the media all but one of which that got at least far as a hospital, taken there either [...]