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NJ-CARE & its allies work to screw New Jersey adoptees and abandoned children for generations to come

Mourning Dress and Hat – 1870s
(Owned by Obscura Antiques & Oddities of New York City)
via 19th Century Post
Today, I’m feeling very Casandra.
I shouldn’t have to blog this, I’ve written it all before, over and over again. Today’s events are everything I’ve continually warned of year in and year out.
NJ-CARE’s short sighted, self absorbed damaging and [...]

Guest blog- He’s Not “Legit:” Adam Pertman’s adoption marketing is an ongoing threat to human rights

Today’s post is a special guest blog written by my partner, Mike Doughney, originally posted to his personal blog. Just to clarify, Mike is not an adopted person. He often describes his relationship to adoption as “Sleeps with Bastard.”
I think it’s really bad form to start off a post with a dictionary definition, but unfortunately [...]

Two important articles from the Canadian Press in the aftermath of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act Supreme Court decision

At the end of December, the Canadian High Court ruled sections of the nation’s fertility law, the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, unconstitutional and tossed regulation back to the provinces, a move that practically guarantees a patchwork quilt of regulation and ongoing travel for purposes of reproduction. A climate some, such as the the Ottawa Citizen [...]

Let your words and actions speak loud and clear & hashtag it #NAdoptAM in November

It’s (the industry declared) “National Adoption Awareness Month” again.
We Bastards and (original) families have little choice but to be “aware” of adoption and our adopted status every day of the year,  but it’s long overdue we bring some of our kind of “awareness” to the industry’s adoption marketing attempts.
Thus for the month of November, those [...]

Perhaps as many as one third of Adoptions in Wales end in disruptions/”breakdowns”

Lest anyone think it’s merely Bastards and Parents criticizing the number of kids being processed via the adoption industry and the less than stellar track record in terms of long term outcomes, I wanted to highlight a bit of criticism from adopters themselves, (if in a non-American context.)
Adoption UK, a group run by and for [...]

Rejected under Illinois’ new adoptee birth certificate “access” law? Not allowed to register in the IARMIE?

Now that Illinois’ disastrous HB 5428 has been signed into law, (it’s now known as PA 96-0895) simply by looking at the new law it becomes clear, some untold number of adoptees will have their requests for their original birth certificates, or attempts to register with the registry rejected by the state. Yet the [...]

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 [...]

New Jersey- let A752 die: the conflation of family medical history with authentic restored access, white outs, and preemptive restraining orders among other nightmare senarios

Over the past two days Marley’s already laid out the basics of the situation, so I won’t attempt to rehash her fine work, first go see her posts about the NJ mess:

Nebraska- first baby dump after the fiasco and age down

Marley/Bastardette has the details in her blog post,
Both her piece, and this have been crossposted to our Nebraska blog chronicling NE’s series of legalized child dumps, Children of the Corn.

Monday evening a baby boy was left at Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance under Nebraska’s aged down [...]

Maine restores rights, records access, but once again, adds an odious “contact preference” form

LD 1084, An Act To Provide Adult Adoptees Access to Their Original Birth Certificates took effect today in Maine.
In 1953 Maine took away adopted [...]