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Meltdown, *updated*

Joy Madsen apparently had a complete melt-down on the Facebook “alt adoption” group’s discussion boards last night.
Some of us have seen this behavior from her time and again over the last three years, particularly in relation to the Adoptee Rights Demonstration/Day for Adoptee Rights though usually it’s been in spaces such as the AAAFC/”Adult” adoptees [...]

Another former Adoptee Rights Demonstration committee member’s perspective on the current ARD

In today’s post, I’m going to do something I’ve never done before; following in Bastardette’s footsteps, I’m going to repost a “special guest blogger’s” work.
My partner, Mike Doughney was also in Philadelphia with me last week and naturally, has his own perspective on the current Adoptee Rights Demonstration.
He and I have been to adoption [...]

Adoptee Rights Demonstration – Photographs and Video – Missed Opportunities Abound

So in the end, I made the last minute decision to head up to Philly and see it with my own eyes.
I took a little over 24 hours to decide whether or not I actually wanted to blog this, but as once again, the Adoptee Rights Committee isn’t doing a very good job of communicating [...]

Philadelphia- This year’s adoptee rights demonstration / adoptee rights day

So it’s been almost a year since this version of the “Adoptee Rights Demonstration,” or ARD, held their initial event in New Orleans. This year, as their event centers around buying a booth inside the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) exhibit hall, they will be gathering in Philadelphia.
Once again, they still have yet to [...]

2009 “Adoptee Rights Demonstration” in Philly

This year the folks putting on the second, of this particular incarnation’s, “Adoptee Rights Demonstration” will be meeting in Philadelphia come July. Their event is timed to coincide with, and focus upon the the National Conference of State Legislators annual meeting.Despite it being a hop, skip, and a jump away from me, I will not [...]

Guess we’re going to have restore some history since Gershom’s rewriting it, part 1

This post relates to events and personalities surrounding the Adoptee Rights Demonstration held in New Orleans last month. I’ve written extensively about the ARD, readers unfamilar with such can visit my adoptee rights demonstration tag. (As posts are in reverse chronological order, just read 3rd page to 1rst to get the full background.)
Specifically, this post [...]

*UPDATED* Abrazo revised fundraising dates, Abrazo related personnel were at the ARD, and Gershom’s comment on such

(Update below.)
Sometimes actions speak louder than words.
The Adoptee Rights Demonstration had a “group” of Abrazo related personnel at it according to Gershom. She has written about how they shared a meal together after the demonstration at the convention center. In her post The Protest part 2, Gerhsom stated the following:
I was at the other table [...]

ARD, Adult Adoptees “relieves” me of my membership

Joy, a moderator of the adult adoptees forum, and part of their administrative team made up of “Addie Pray, Dory, Joy, Lillie, & Stewie” posted this:
joy Says:
July 26th, 2008 at 4:09 pm
good news, you don’t have to delete your account, you have been relieved of your membership.
to my earlier blog post from last night about [...]

ARD related – my ‘Adult’ Adoptees posts are no longer available

For those of you who might be wondering what happened to my work over there;
In light of the recent trashing of Bastard Nation, Marley/Bastardette, and myself in the wake of the Adoptee Rights Demonstration on the Adult Adoptees forum, I have removed the over 40 posts there that were under my control (locked topics are [...]

Adoptee Rights Demonstration updates their page, now that it’s mostly over

Now that the march and protest is over, we finally get an update to the ARD page. (Updated July 23rd.)
Apparently Gershom, speaking personally, found  it “healing.”
Fortunately, she’ll be the first to tell everyone what a ‘great’ job she’s doing:
Many of us are activists and doing one hell of a job.