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Jumpin’ the gun on South Dakota

Whatever the blogging and legislative equivalent of premature ejaculation is, we appear to have plenty of examples of it clogging the adopt-o-blog-o-sphere at the moment.
Instead of waiting patiently as the saga of the South Dakota open records bills play out, the past 48 hours have seen more than their due share of abject stupidity, [...]

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 [...]

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.

Adoptee Rights Demonstration / Day for Adoptee Rights some history and Gershom’s “storm”

(This does not purport to be THE history by any means, but it does serve as a backgrounder on some of its roots. I’ll warn readers in advance, this is long, very long, even by my standards, but I’ve been at it awhile. The material and the history demands it.)
Consider this babystep towards writing Ron [...]

An ARD/DAR withdrawals ‘bare bones’ timeline

Since certain people are running around falsely insisting BN ‘pulled out’ of the Adoptee Rights Demonstration BEFORE the fundraising done by Abrazo Adoption Associates came to light, a micro-timeline appears to be in order to set the record straight.
In the following, I am basing this timeline on events from the organizer’s list, [...]

ARD- This morning’s Adoptee Rights Demonstration webpage update and what the loss of BN means

Well, I see ARD has finally gotten around to updating their page and acknowledging BN’s withdrawal publicly- (sort of, but not, see below.) Other than that, to read the ARD page, you’d never know a thing happened.
We continue to await Ron’s/BB Church’s statement, which he said he’d try to get out later this week. [...]

ARD- On the state of the ‘march’ and other ‘organizing’ at the time of my resignation

After Gershom attacked me on Bastardette’s comment thread, I replied with the following:

Baby Love Child said…
GershomLet’s be clear, Ron asked me to “be our volunteer trainer and head monitor at the protest” on March 9th ‘08.
After several e-mails back and forth I accepted on March 14th ‘08.
So I’ve been [...]

ARD- Abrazo finally ends their “open adoption rocks” facebook fundraising

Abrazo Adoption Associates have finally ceased their facebook fundraising (Titled “Open Adoption Rocks“) off of the (open records) Adoptee Rights Demonstration (ARD), which up until our discovery of the fundraising, had happened without the knowledge or consent of ARD.
(While Abrazo also claims to support open records, their fundraising on facebook- unbeknownst to us- conflated [...]