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A critical perspective on the “baby safe haven”/babydump programs

I wanted to draw additional attention to two comments that came through yesterday on one of my recent posts about the ongoing failure that states’ “baby safe haven”/babydump programs have been.
I’m not going to attempt to write around them as the comments speak for themselves, other than to confirm that the author was posting from [...]

Adoption as a tool of cultural genocide, the “child grabs” Canadian First Nations peoples have endured

To start from a personal perspective, I’m just a Bastard, a politically active adoptee.
Being legally prohibited from attaining my State sealed records, I have no idea what heritage cultural or genetic my biological family might contain, other than a quick glance in a mirror appears to indicate pretty clearly a hefty chunk of what would [...]

Dmitry Yakolev/Chase Harrison and European Adoption Consultants, late week update

The verdict in the Miles Harrison trial has been handed down since this article was originally written. Please see my later post entitled No, no justice for Dmitry for more up to date information concerning the verdict. The article below appears as it was originally posted.
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Well, someone had to be the first to blog “baby trader magazine!”

It might as well be me.
So we pause for some Saturday morning cartoons by way of a co-production out of Canada and the UK (fear not, we’re still fully in the land o’-adoption.) After all, even grown up Bastards can still enjoy some Saturday morning cartoons and games with a bowl of fruit [...]

An ARD/DAR withdrawals ‘bare bones’ timeline

Since certain people are running around falsely insisting BN ‘pulled out’ of the Adoptee Rights Demonstration BEFORE the fundraising done by Abrazo Adoption Associates came to light, a micro-timeline appears to be in order to set the record straight.
In the following, I am basing this timeline on events from the organizer’s list, [...]

ARD- Abrazo finally ends their “open adoption rocks” facebook fundraising

Abrazo Adoption Associates have finally ceased their facebook fundraising (Titled “Open Adoption Rocks“) off of the (open records) Adoptee Rights Demonstration (ARD), which up until our discovery of the fundraising, had happened without the knowledge or consent of ARD.
(While Abrazo also claims to support open records, their fundraising on facebook- unbeknownst to us- conflated [...]

Adoptee Rights Demo- Sleeps with Bastard states the obvious (that’s why I love him so!)

I’ve spent the last few days doing shall we say, important real life stuff, (I’m still firmly in the midst of such) while trying to work in time to do things such as a BASIC timeline of how all this went down even from my own limited perspective. Putting that together may ultimately help others [...]

The Abrazo fundraising was a critical factor in my resigination

Since some people are alleging I didn’t care about the agency involvement, only the low number of potential attendees, I wanted to set the record straight.
(All times in the below are Eastern Standard time)
I told other Adoptee Rights Demonstration organizers at 7:38pm Thursday May 29th:
Point blank had I known about the Abrazo aspect to all [...]

Bastard Nation’s statement on their withdrawal from the Adoptee Rights Demonstration

Bastard Nation’s statement about their withdrawal from the Adoptee Rights Demonstration is up on the BN Day for Adoptee Rights blog page.
Please read the entire statement.
For those following the details of the involvement of the Abrazo Adoption Agency in San Antonio, Texas, the BN statement includes the following:

Unknown to DAR and BN until just [...]