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Three Days for Three Daughters

Over the next three days, the international Three Days for Three Daughters campaign will attempt to draw attention to the circumstances surrounding the plight of three Guatemalan girls, stolen and adopted by American couples:
Anyeli Lisseth Hernandez Rodriguez
Heidy Sarai Batz Par
Arlene Escarleth Lopez Lopez
and their Guatemalan families left behind.
For a number of reasons I will be [...]

A note relating to the power a social worker can hold over a family

While perhaps not directly adoption related, an important story none-the-less: a tangled web of abuse of power and custody issues.
See this article, Assigned to check abuse, social worker impregnates client, from last Thursday’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Photo by Crocker Stephenson of the Journal Sentinel
Theola Nealy of Milwaukee sits on the bed of her 5-year-old daughter, Amy, [...]

Nebraska babydump- nope, the lawmakers still don’t get it

Marley’s most recent piece on the latest Nebraska mess is simply a must read. Once again, she’s said it all, and said it far better than I could:
MORE DETAILS EMERGE ON BOX BUTTE CASE; LAWMAKERS STILL DON’T GET IT
(Yup, this may be the shortest post in BLC history.)

Nebraska babydump- baby to be returned to Mother as case investigation continues

Just a quick update to my July 22nd post, Nebraska- first baby dump after the fiasco and age down.
Marley has all the details in her useful post, MOTHER PANICKED, REGRETS “SAFE HAVEN:” 1ST POST-NEBRASKA FIASCO BABY GOING HOME.
Within 48 hours, both parents had come forward requesting the return of their child.
This portion in particular, [...]