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Jumpin’ the gun on South Dakota

Whatever the blogging and legislative equivalent of premature ejaculation is, we appear to have plenty of examples of it clogging the adopt-o-blog-o-sphere at the moment.
Instead of waiting patiently as the saga of the South Dakota open records bills play out, the past 48 hours have seen more than their due share of abject stupidity, [...]

Adoptee Rights Demonstration / Day for Adoptee Rights some history and Gershom’s “storm”

(This does not purport to be THE history by any means, but it does serve as a backgrounder on some of its roots. I’ll warn readers in advance, this is long, very long, even by my standards, but I’ve been at it awhile. The material and the history demands it.)
Consider this babystep towards writing Ron [...]

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- This morning’s Adoptee Rights Demonstration webpage update and what the loss of BN means

Well, I see ARD has finally gotten around to updating their page and acknowledging BN’s withdrawal publicly- (sort of, but not, see below.) Other than that, to read the ARD page, you’d never know a thing happened.
We continue to await Ron’s/BB Church’s statement, which he said he’d try to get out later this week. [...]

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 [...]

My brief statement on what happened on the Adult Adoptees forum

(This is really only relevant to those on Adult Adoptees, it being a private forum, they have access to my original post reply # 69 at 5:52pm)
After posting to the “adult” adoptees forum in the thread about my resignation from the Adoptee Rights Demonstration, a post in which I included the text from My [...]