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Americans demand the “pipeline” cases be rammed through, despite the Guatemalan adoption climate

At first glance, what might appear a bit of “good news,” America’s refusal to participate in the Guatemalan adoption pilot program, turns out to be just another call to “resolve” the so called “pipeline” cases.
Essentially, the U.S. is saying regular imports of Guatemalan children will not resume until this backlog of cases from before the [...]

Several of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s recent pieces relating to Ethiopian adoptions

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC’s) Foreign Correspondent programe did a special report on corruption in American adoptions from Ethiopia last Autumn which featured Christian World Adoption Agency (be sure to note that CWA’s Founder, Tomilee Harding, is a former President of the Joint Council of International Children’s Services):
Fly Away Children, Broadcast: 09/15/2009
In Australia, due to [...]

Three Days for Three Daughters- Day 3- Arlene Escarleth Lopez

(Each of these three days entries should be viewed within the broader context I’ve been describing here for some time now. Please explore my Guatemala tag for further details on the previous hunger strike pertaining to these girl’s cases as well as its outcome, and my previous entry on the Three Days for Three Daughters [...]

Three Days for Three Daughters- Day Two- Heidy Sarai Batz Par

(Each of these three days entries should be viewed within the broader context I’ve been describing here for some time now. Please explore my Guatemala tag for further details on the previous hunger strike pertaining to these girl’s cases as well as its outcome, and my previous entry on the Three Days for Three Daughters [...]

Three Days for Three Daughters- Day One- Anyeli Lisseth Hernandez Rodriguez

(Each of these three days entries should be viewed within the broader context I’ve been describing here for some time now. Please explore my Guatemala tag for further details on the previous hunger strike pertaining to these girl’s cases as well as its outcome, and my previous entry on the Three Days for Three Daughters [...]

Three Days for Three Daughters

Over the next three days, the international Three Days for Three Daughters campaign will attempt to draw attention to the circumstances surrounding the plight of three Guatemalan girls, stolen and adopted by American couples:
Anyeli Lisseth Hernandez Rodriguez
Heidy Sarai Batz Par
Arlene Escarleth Lopez Lopez
and their Guatemalan families left behind.
For a number of reasons I will be [...]

Guatemalan hunger strike ends- (an initial) victory for the Mothers

Olga Lopez, Norma Cruz and Raquel Par, after receiving the news of the acceptance of the procedures for revocation.
(photo courtesy of Prensa Libre)

(Following up on my post, Guatemalan Mothers go on hunger strike, demand the return of their stolen children, from July 17th)
It has taken me several days to get this update up, but the [...]

Guatemalan Mothers go on hunger strike, demand the return of their stolen children

Two days ago, Sobrevivientes began a hunger strike, demanding the annulment of three of kidnap/adoption cases (The stolen Guatemalan children are now in the United States, living with those who adopted them.)
Rather than attempting to characterize any of the aspects of the story, I’d rather direct readers to the raw documentation, first in it’s [...]

No, no justice for Dmitry

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This is one of a series of posts about Dmitry’s death. Please follow my Dmitry Yakolev tag to read more.
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Marley, over on the Daily Bastardette has already covered the outcome of Miles Harrison’s trial in Virginia earlier today, please see her piece, MILES HARRISON ACQUITTED! for all the sorry details. But this [...]

Dmitry Yakolev / Chase Harrison- the Miles Harrison trial, ruling postponed, expected tomorrow

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 post is an update to an [...]