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Today, voting opened on Pound Pup Legacy’s Seventh Annual Demons of Adoption Awards

Each year, Pound Pup Legacy holds their annual Demons of Adoption Awards. This year’s ballot can be found here.
In the nomination process in the run up to the actual ballot, I wrote about my nominees and reasoning behind such:

“Others have already made these nominations, but I wanted to write to them specifically as the [...]

“Adopted or Abducted?” an initial set of shall we say highly critical impressions

So Dan Rather and HD.net ran Adopted or Abducted? this evening.
Completely wrong framing from the get go, seeing as to how the very title posits an “either/or” false bifrication rather than ‘in so many cases, globally, history and experience teaches us they are completely synonymous.’
To add insult to injury, the show’s website is now linking [...]

Blogging again, a personal post- surveilling the sewer, through new eyes

I haven’t written a post here since Nov of 2011 for a number of reasons.
I’ve needed the time.
Back on May 10th, 2010, the day before my birthday, I received a copy of my unamended original birth certificate.
Even the day prior, I had bemoaned the regressing state of Bastard rights, decried the “Faustian bargain of access [...]

The industry’s “National Adoption Day”- a day celebrating the loss of adoptees’ civil rights

Sure, I could write a new post, with new examples torn from this year’s headlines, but honestly why bother?
I’ve said it all before.
See my post from last year- “National Adoption Day:” a celebration of sealed records & inequality” instead.
Along with this mass spectacle of kids being stripped of their civil rights and equality in Arizona, [...]

Of Earthquakes and Adoptions

Clearly in the wake of today’s earthquake felt up and down the east coast it’s time to revisit these two posts I did last year:
The Great Germantown, Maryland Earthquakes of ‘10, Think of the Children! (part 1)
and
The Great Germantown, Maryland Earthquakes of ‘10, Think of the Children! (part 2)
They comprise a work of parody (tragically [...]

Adoption is absolutely a Feminist “issue”/an “issue” Feminists must face

In response to a post at Feministe, Adoption as a Feminist Issue, I threw in my .02 worth:
(As there was a request to limit the number of links in replies, the version of the below on Feministe contains only 3 links, this represents a vastly expanded version with citations for my readership.)
I’ve actually been blogging [...]

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 [...]

I have resigned my Bastard Nation membership

Today I resigned my Bastard Nation lifetime membership.
There were a number of reasons, but they all came down to BN’s “conditional endorsement” of the Rhode Island bill.
I cannot be a part of any organization willing to in any way shape or form to support legislation that erects new barriers for Bastards deemed  ”young.”
Rhode Island’s bill set [...]

Missouri and Rhode Island both pass unclean bills

By way of just a brief post on two events of vast significance-
Missouri SB  351 and Rhode Island S 0478 SUBSTITUTE A have both been signed into law by their respective states’ Governors.
Personally, I view both as unclean bills, (others disagree with me about Rhode Island, viewing the age restriction as not “leaving anyone behind,” [...]

New Jersey- Governor Christie gives S799/A1399 a conditional veto

Yesterday New Jersey Governor Chris Christie conditionally vetoed NJCare’s botched S799/A1399 bill, offering up his own set of recommendations that draw on both the disastrous NJ CARE bill and the NJ ACLU/Catholic Conference/Right to Life alternative bill. (Neither bill stood firm for authentic Bastard rights.)
Thus Governor Christie, in attempting to sew together bits and pieces [...]