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Adoption is absolutely a Feminist “issue”/an “issue” Feminists must face

In response to a post at Feministe, Adoption as a Feminist Issue, I threw in my .02 worth:
(As there was a request to limit the number of links in replies, the version of the below on Feministe contains only 3 links, this represents a vastly expanded version with citations for my readership.)
I’ve actually been blogging [...]

Massive (partial) victory for adoptees from India and their human rights!

An incredibly important  Supreme Court decision has come out of India on Monday!
I have no real time to write about it all at the moment, so instead, I’m going to pull a variety of quotes out of some of the articles from the past day or so to lay out the outlines of what has [...]

Today’s Suspension of Adoptions of *Abandoned* Children in Nepal

Another day, another closure due to an ongoing pattern of falsified documents.
Today the U.S. closed off adoptions of children classified as “abandoned” or foundlings in Nepal after finding an ongoing pattern in previous American adoptions of children labeled “abandoned in Nepal, the “documents presented in support of the abandonment of these children in Nepal have [...]

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 [...]

How’s that Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption workin’ out for you then?

Yeah, not so swell.
Yesterday’s Minneapolis Star-Tribune ran an article focusing on the adoptive family’s end of an adoption of two girls from India, an adoption rooted firmly in lies. The girls were the second and third adoptions Maria Melichar and her husband Carl had done through the agency.
Minnesota couple caught up in apparent adoption fraud
(By [...]

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 [...]

News- Vietnam, “Lawmakers back bid to join Hague adoption convention”

With the existing inter-country agreement between US and Vietnam set to expire Sept. 1rst, Vietnam is looking toward possibly restructuring future adoptions under the Hague convention. (This is also the solution many lawmakers in Washington propose. I’ll go into more detail on that end in a separate later post.)
This Thanh Nien article from last Monday [...]