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Emily Portellos, crimes against “women’s essentialist nature,” and the pointlessness of imprisonment

Bastardette and I continue to write about the legalized child abandonment laws (so called baby dunp, or baby Moses/safe haven laws,) their ongoing failures, and how babies are still consistently turning up dead and women are still consistently going to jail.
I’ve written repeatedly, that rather than legalized child abandonment, there could, and must be other [...]

Russia suspends American adoptions, the adoption industry tries to pretend the Artem’s case is not part of a broader pattern

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The last 24 hours have been a whirlwind. Obviously events are unfolding more quickly than even those who update far more often than I can keep up with, let alone my little blog.
The big news tonight is that Russia has put a freeze on all US adoptions until Russia and the US [...]

New Nebraska Pro-Repeal Resource- Children of the Corn

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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Children of the Corn
A new blog in support of Repealing legalized child abandonment laws and chronicling the Nebraska dump law case study.
Reporting, Theory, and Opinion on Legalized Child [...]

Nebraska- the seemingly endless parade of child dumping continues unabated

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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As I mentioned recently, I’ve been busy the last week or so. While I’ve certainly still been following the latest twists and turns in the Nebraska situation, I [...]

Nebraska- Governor calls for special session- damage via dump law 2.0 set to continue on

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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Ironically, just as the excrement really hits the fan, I find myself least able to carve out time for more than this bare bones blogging at the moment.
That [...]

Nebraska- Kids number 22 and 23; Another self “haven” and other hidden dumps in the official number tally

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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So I’m behind but trying to catch up.
Tuesday another teen showed up at a hospital turning herself in under Nebraska’s “safe haven” law. Making this the second “self [...]

Don’t you dare blame longtime opponents of dump bills for the Nebraska legislature’s mistake

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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So to attempt to do damage control in the wake of the child welfare mess in Nebraska, a new meme is being spun, that it was opponents of [...]

Nebraska- the Staton abandonment and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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Before even starting to write about this topic, keep in mind the disclaimer I’ve placed upon earlier writings I’ve done in relation to First Nations peoples and adoption:
To [...]

Nebraska- two 12 year-old boys legally abandoned this past weekend, & ‘gaming’ the numbers

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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While the hemming and hawing, contemplating potential changes to Nebraska’s disastrous child dump law continues, the raw numbers of kids that have now passed into the Nebraska system [...]

SHAME on Nebraska!- When ‘we told you so,’ barely begins to scratch the surface

This is the first post in an ongoing growing body of work I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find the rest of my posts about the (de)evolving situation via my Nebraska tag.
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It’s long past time for Nebraska to repeal the worst baby dump law in the country.
Fortunately pencils come with [...]