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Slate’s “The Orphan Trade- A look at Families Affected by Corrupt International Adoptions”

As part of the Mother’s Day-a-palooza all over the net Sunday, Slate included a piece focusing on international adoption corruption with profiles of ten cases,
The Orphan Trade, A look at families affected by corrupt international adoptions.
As always, the article leads off with an assumption, that most couples would never willingly participate in the act of [...]

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 [...]

Irvin Groeninger III / Adam Herrman- in previous investigations, the State had cleared the Herrmans

This is the second post in a series I have done around the Adam Herrman/Irvin Groeninger III case. I urge readers to explore both my earlier work and later posts to gain familiarity with the case and my interpretation of it. See my Irvin Groeninger III tag for more. My most recent post will always [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The “joke’s” on us- Bastard access to our own records

So a Bastard and her adoptive father walk into a bar… did I mention she had a parrot on her shoulder?
No, sorry, wrong joke. Let’s try this again.
So some time back Baby Love Child and her adoptive father walk into Vital Statistics (vital sadistics) one morning. (As they were both born in the same [...]