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Weekend round up- “Birthmother’s Day”, and A Day without Adoption, & Mother’s Day and My Day

So this is the second Mother’s Day since I began blogging about adoption.
I’ve already said pretty much everything I needed to say in last year’s,
Mothers’ Day and my day
Since I first wrote that piece, it’s been another year of ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same.’
May 10th, 2009 marks another year of [...]

ACLU goes to court over Arkansas Act 1, the “Arkansas Adoption and Foster Care Act”

By way of follow up to my earlier post in the wake of the election, Sewing the scarlet “b”- California’s newest bastards, and other abysmal anti-Queer anti-child bastardization, the ACLU has taken Arkansas’ Act 1 to court.
Back on November 4th, 57 [...]

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 [...]

ARD, Adult Adoptees “relieves” me of my membership

Joy, a moderator of the adult adoptees forum, and part of their administrative team made up of “Addie Pray, Dory, Joy, Lillie, & Stewie” posted this:
joy Says:
July 26th, 2008 at 4:09 pm
good news, you don’t have to delete your account, you have been relieved of your membership.
to my earlier blog post from last night about [...]

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 [...]

Starting in the middle

Like almost any other blog, Baby Love Child, starts where it starts.
A week ago today, I was sitting in the Adoption Ethics and Accountability Conference in Virginia. Part of the point of the conference was that there was the bedrock expectation that everyone attending would feel uncomfortable at some point during the course of the [...]