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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 [...]

Announcing SECA- Stop Encouraging Child Abandonment, working to repeal the legalized child abandonment laws

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Last Friday, December 5th, 2008, the SECA web-page finally went live. (http://www.stopdumpingkids.com/)
SECA, short for “Stop Encouraging Child Abandonment,” is a concept that has been a long time coming.
From the first of the legalized child abandonment laws passed in 1999 until now, efforts to repeal and stop the dump laws have [...]

Nebraska- The Michigan dumped kid was an adoptee, NE ‘return to sender’ dumps him back into the MI System

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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No blogger could begin to keep up with the mess Nebraska legislators have made. Instead, this post will focus on some of the raw sources dealing with the [...]

Nebraska- another day, another attempted abandonment

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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More of the same, but with a new twist.
Quotes taken from Attempted Safe Haven Case:
…a 34 year old mother showed up at Bryan LGH West 11:15 Monday morning [...]

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 [...]

Nebraska’s dump law, in the past 16 days 16 legalized child abandonments

This is the fourth piece in my series of posts about the Nebraska legalized abandonment/child dump law. Go to my Nebraska tab to read the other, earlier pieces.
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Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment law went into effect July 18th, 2008. 73 days ago.
The first two kids dumped in Nebraska under the new law, (over the weekend of [...]

*UPDATED* The death of Dmitry Yakolev/Chase Harrison and the Russian announcement; 2 agencies accreditations pulled, & a 3rd under investigation

The verdict in the Miles Harrison trial has been handed down since this article was originally written. Please see my later post entitled No, no justice for Dmitry for more up to date information concerning the verdict. The article below appears as it was originally posted.
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This piece has been retitled. The [...]