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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 [...]

China, “Orphans,” and economic and legal coercion- just another example of the “Baby Economy”

Many adopters continue to insist that China is somehow ‘the most ethical’ of the international adoption sending counties, as if a Chinese adoption is somehow some kind of “Gold Standard” in the realm of adoption ethics, (and yes, the term “Gold Standard” in relation to international adoption ethics have been used to my face.)
Never mind [...]

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 [...]

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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Dmitry Yakolev / Chase Harrison- the Miles Harrison trial goes forward, ruling expected later today

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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Feminist Bastards and adult adoptees writing adoption and reproductive autonomy

Regular readers here will recognize my own ongoing writings concerning the intersections of race, poverty, fertility and lack thereof, and adoption and international adoption, (from my own radical, or “to the root,” feminist perspective.)
Unlike the landscape even a decade ago, we are seeing more feminists willing to explore some of those intersections, examining them with [...]

Masha II

This is the second in what will undoubtedly be a number of posts pertaining to Masha and the situations she has endured, and to the best of my knowledge is currently enduring.
The first post I did, similar to this one, points to others’ writings by means of getting the information out as when I [...]

European Adoption Consultants claim they will be allowed to retain their Russian accrediation

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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Adoption Blessings Worldwide finally surrenders their license after playing FL/GA whack-a-mole

Adoption Blessings Worldwide (ABW) based in Georgia, has apparently surrendered its license as of July 31rst. But Adoption Blessings Worldwide is only the latest name Tedi Hedstrom was operating under. Her previous agency in FL, then operating under the name Tedi Bear Adoptions surrendered its FL license back in 2003.
This past July, First Coast News [...]