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George England’s purchased Vietnamese “adopted daughter’s” allegations of sexual abuse lead to FL charges

See Southern California child molester faces new charges in Florida

Members of the media watch a Florida FBI videotaped interview from March 8, 2010, of Jackie Zudis, an alleged victim of George England, as she describes living and being abused by England for over 20 years, Thursday, March 11, 2010, in Santa Ana, Calif. (AP Photo/The [...]

LA Times- “Napa State Hospital chief is accused of molesting his adopted son” & other fostered boys under his “care”

Huge story out of California yesterday.
See the LA Times for this story, Napa State Hospital chief is accused of molesting his adopted son.
Reporting from San Francisco and Los Angeles – The executive director of Napa State Hospital, a Northern California mental institution that houses mentally ill criminals, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of molesting his [...]

Outsourcing reproduction, fertility tourism, and the money (or lack thereof) at the heart of it all

These are just a few of the recent stories that have crossed my desk as of late that I wanted to draw reader’s attention to.
The development of “artificial sperm” and the UK study on European fertility tourism are both important milestones.
Bastardette’s recent pieces on the development of artificial sperm-
ARTIFICIAL SPERM ON THE MOVE
and
MORE REACTION ON [...]

URGENT ACTION ALERT- California AB 372

The CARE-tastrophe continues unabated.
Just when you thought the mess out in California couldn’t get any stupider, AB 372 now apparently is projected to come with an 8 million dollar start up cost.
Yes, you read that right $8 million, even as California is in the depths of fiscal crisis and budget hearings. (It’s really impossible to [...]

Bad news for Bastards AB 372 passes out of Judiciary Committee

I’m late getting this up. Marley’s got details on the unanimous vote. See her post,
IS THAT ALL THEIR IS? CALIFORNIA AB 372 PASSES OUT OF JUDICIARY
CalOpen and Bastard Nation (along with a number of individuals) stood firm, and submitted testimony refusing to leave anyone behind, working against the disastrous bill.
Here’s Marley’s rough [...]

California AB 372 – deadline today (4-21-09) by 5pm – Letters to Judiciary Committee

Bastardette has the CA Open Action Alert with details up on her page-
ACTION ALERT – DEFEAT CALIFORNIA AB 372
Also be sure to note CA Open’s lobby page with a sample quick lobby letter.
Stay tuned to California Open’s webpage for further information.

California AB 372- a dire threat to the existing rights of adopted people

More in the ongoing saga of the C.A.R.E. (or “California Adoption Reform Effort”) clusterfuck.
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Read ‘em and weep. Then work to kill AB 372.
Bastardette-
CARE’S BRIDGE TO NOWHERE: NEW AB 372 AMENDMENTS RELEASED–DROPS ADOPTEES IN THE RIVER
BASTARDETTE POLL: WILL CARE PULL AB 372?
B.B. Church-
Bad, Worse, Worst: AB 372 limps into Judiciary…
In which he lays out [...]

Being C.A.R.E.-less about in kind donations

Yup, been busy, perhaps I’ll blog some of it at a later date.
Meanwhile, here’s a brief note that we can add to the growing pile of C.A.R.E. abominations.
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Just go read B.B. Church’s latest piece-  C.A.R.E. Pays for Play?
Also be sure to note, (particularly in light of in-kind donations and potentially jeopardizing an organizational tax status, [...]

C.A.R.E.’s lie; writing adopted people out of our own history

Ron’s been keeping a watchful eye on C.A.R.E. out in California and their latest nonsensical antics. His most recent post, What is Jean Strauss SMOKING???, does an excellent job of saying what must be said.
Not surprisingly, considering some of the core of the folks behind the group, C.A.R.E. has falsely attributed the impetus behind efforts [...]

California AB 372- the CARE-tastrophe – Taking the bad lack of access situation, and actively making it worse.

I suppose this could be considered another post following on the heels of my earlier, Being C.A.R.E.-less about adopted people’s access in CA and Bastard Access- either we all go together or we don’t go at all- “Nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten.” about the “California Adoption Reform Effort’s botched from the get go [...]