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Where do we (Mike and I) go from here?

Joanne Wolf Small asked:
So, where do you go from here?
The answer deserved a post of its own, though I’ll let Mike find his own voice in his own timing and post whatever he adds as a guest blog.
First of all, we settle back in here at home after the trip Mike and I were on [...]

NJ-CARE & its allies work to screw New Jersey adoptees and abandoned children for generations to come

Mourning Dress and Hat – 1870s
(Owned by Obscura Antiques & Oddities of New York City)
via 19th Century Post
Today, I’m feeling very Casandra.
I shouldn’t have to blog this, I’ve written it all before, over and over again. Today’s events are everything I’ve continually warned of year in and year out.
NJ-CARE’s short sighted, self absorbed damaging and [...]

Up next on DMC’s “adoptee rights” agenda: “Kidnapping”

While there is obviously MUCH to be written about many of the personalities who will be appearing at the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute’s (EBD’s) event at the Hard Rock cafe in Times Square tomorrow, as Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is being featured so prominently, it is perhaps important to take a moment to listen to [...]

Guest blog- He’s Not “Legit:” Adam Pertman’s adoption marketing is an ongoing threat to human rights

Today’s post is a special guest blog written by my partner, Mike Doughney, originally posted to his personal blog. Just to clarify, Mike is not an adopted person. He often describes his relationship to adoption as “Sleeps with Bastard.”
I think it’s really bad form to start off a post with a dictionary definition, but unfortunately [...]

A note on the Bastard condition and authentic remedies

By way of a morning after comment, on my post last night, A few preliminary notes on the attempted cooptation of the adoptee rights movement by Mr. Pertman and the EBD, I realize that while certainly implied throughout, I’ve failed to mention how Mr. Pertman’s work completely fails to take into account any concept of [...]

A few preliminary notes on the attempted cooptation of the adoptee rights movement by Mr. Pertman and the EBD

By way of a starting point, I wanted to draw readers’ attention across to Bastardette’s latest important post.
Bastardette has blogged about the ongoing clusterfuck unfolding over on the cultic Huffington Post, all sparked by a piece written by Adam Pertman in which he co-opts the work Bastard activists have done and language they have crafted [...]

Vote now for the 4th annual Demons in Adoption Awards

Each year for the past four years Pound Pup Legacy (advocates for child safety within the foster care and adoption system) have offered a respite/cold hard dose of sanity and relief from the from the dreadful  Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s annual Angels in Adoption awards: PPL’s annual Demons of Adoption Awards.
The Angels in Adoption [...]

New Jersey SCS1406 (A1406/S799) ACTION ALERT and update

On Monday the New Jersey Assembly’s Human Services Committee heard testimony on A1406 (The Assembly’s version of the New Jersey Senate’s S799.) The bill has become a mangled beyond repair attempt at what was originally intended to be open records legislation. At this point the two bills have been combined and are now known as [...]

Adam Pertman, please shut up.

Mr. Pertman, the single biggest thing you could do for open records at this point is shut up.
(At least until you have the faintest idea of what you’re talking about, and find within yourself some willingness to stand firm for ‘em.)
For those not in the know, Adam Pertman is the Executive Director of the Evan [...]