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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- 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 [...]

Bastard Access- either we all go together or we don’t go at all- “Nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten.”

(This is one of a number of posts relating to my critique of “compromise” legislation, such as that offered up by the California Adoption Reform Effort or what I refer to in the below as the “California Disaster.” See my CARE tag to find my other posts on the subject. )
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Disney’s “Stitch.”
Instantly recognizable as [...]

Being C.A.R.E.-less about adopted people’s access in CA

If you believe the California Adoption Reform Effort, (or C.A.R.E.”) is going to gain full Bastard access to records in CA I’ve got a bridge to sell ya… .
In C.A.R.E.’s case, apparently the Brooklyn Bridge, as they for a time, could not be bothered to even find a picture of a California landmark bridge, instead [...]