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Russian adoptees & an “Adoption Blogger Day” Ah, how special!

Перевести на русский These are Russian children, each adopted by Americans: DAVID POLREIS, JR (birth name unknown) LOGAN HIGGINBOTHAM (birth name unknown) VIKTOR MATTHEY, born Viktor Sergeivich Tulimov LUKE EVANS, (birth name unknown) JACOB LINDORFF, (birth name unknown) JESSICA ALBINA HAGMANN (birth name unknown) ZACHARY HIGIER (born Nikita Khoryakovont) MARIA ANASTASIA BENNETT, (birth name unknown) […]

ACTION ALERT- Illinois HB 5428 is *NOT* an open records/adoptee rights bill- make calls NOW!

Very quick little update tonight. Yesterday was the hearing in the Judiciary Committee. The Committee voted it out to the floor by a vote of 6 to 3. According to the General Assembly bill status website (updated infrequently,) the bill has been “Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 15, 2010.” (Bills require 3 […]

Follow up on Romania: a video segment featuring Roelie Post’s work against the industry’s latest attempt to reopen adoptions

Just a short post this morning. By way of a follow up on my post from late last month, Amici dei Bambini petition denied, Romanian adoptions to remain closed, I wanted to draw attention to this video posted in my comments. It focuses upon the ongoing efforts by Roelie Post of Against Child Trafficking to […]

A Baby Love Child ACTION ALERT on Illinois HB 5428, next hearing Tues. 13 April

There are several potentially incredibly damaging pieces of legislation moving through multiple states right now. They would affect both adopted people and our families of origin. Illinois’ HB 5428 is but one of several, but an important one, capable of tremendous damage, running as best it can by and large under the radar. Since I […]

Russia suspends American adoptions, the adoption industry tries to pretend the Artem’s case is not part of a broader pattern

Перевести на русский The last 24 hours have been a whirlwind. Obviously events are unfolding more quickly than even those who update far more often than I can keep up with, let alone my little blog. The big news tonight is that Russia has put a freeze on all US adoptions until Russia and the […]

“A life filled with scars,” the lasting legacy of the Indian Adoption Program

Obviously, I haven’t been blogging much as of late (or at least anywhere near as much as I would have liked to, or have material for.) Hopefully, I’ll have some new posts up within the week. For the moment, though, I’m going to backtrack just a bit and point readers towards an article in Indian […]

Stunning news around adoptionland

Two earth-shattering pieces of news today: 1.  Four girls who had been kidnapped in Guatemala and adopted by American families now living in the U.S.  have had their adoptions annulled. A judge in Arkansas ordered all four were to be returned to their mothers and family members back home who had fought for their return […]