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First Nations peoples’ fight for their kids brought to the Iowa Commission on Native American Affairs

For some time now, I’ve been tracking and just barely beginning to write about the ongoing situation pertaining to First Nations children and the child “welfare” system.
The situation in Iowa is something I’ve written about before, see First Nations peoples continue to decry the ongoing stealing of their children for adoption. There has been an [...]

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 [...]

Action Alert- oppose the Ohio legalized child abandonment law “age up,” contact Governor Strickland *ASAP!*

Earlier this week, Ohio lame duck legislators in the rush to pass bills before the end of their terms passed an “aging up” dump bill expansion from Ohio’s current 72 hours to what would be a new 30 day limit.
Between both the Ohio House and Senate there was but one sole dissenting vote cast [...]

Announcing SECA- Stop Encouraging Child Abandonment, working to repeal the legalized child abandonment laws

(Please distribute freely, keeping links intact.)
Last Friday, December 5th, 2008, the SECA web-page finally went live. (
SECA, short for “Stop Encouraging Child Abandonment,” is a concept that has been a long time coming.
From the first of the legalized child abandonment laws passed in 1999 until now, efforts to repeal and stop the dump laws have [...]

I’ve got your *REAL* fake birth certificate right here, wingnut!

So along with large swaths of the rest of wingnutdom, various compulsory pregnancy advocates (CPA) are insisting Obama’s birth certificate is a fake. (See here as just one of a seemingly endless stream of adoption and public records illiterate echo chamber examples.)
I’m not going to get into the whole McCain/Obama thing in this post, though [...]

Nebraska- two 12 year-old boys legally abandoned this past weekend, & ‘gaming’ the numbers

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
While the hemming and hawing, contemplating potential changes to Nebraska’s disastrous child dump law continues, the raw numbers of kids that have now passed into the Nebraska system [...]

Nebraska’s dump law, in the past 16 days 16 legalized child abandonments

This is the fourth piece in my series of posts about the Nebraska legalized abandonment/child dump law. Go to my Nebraska tab to read the other, earlier pieces.
Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment law went into effect July 18th, 2008. 73 days ago.
The first two kids dumped in Nebraska under the new law, (over the weekend of [...]

Nebraska, 11 dumps in 24 hours

Yes, I’m posting twice on the Nebraska disaster mere hours apart. Go read my other two posts, SHAME on Nebraska!- When ‘we told you so,’ barely begins to scratch the surface and Nebraska Dump Law, just how deep does this rabbit hole go? as an important backgrounder to this one.
Nebraska has finally realized its in [...]

Nebraska Dump Law, just how deep does this rabbit hole go?

(This is the second posting I’ve done about the babydump law in Nebraska. This post builds on the foundation I laid out in my first post, SHAME on Nebraska!- When ‘we told you so,’ barely begins to scratch the surface. I strongly urge readers to read it first before continuing on to this [...]

Once again Bastardette picks apart the conflations and reveals the anti-autonomist core

(Yeah I know, long time no blogging. I’ve had good reasons.)
Just a real quick post tonight urging readers to head on over and read Bastardette’s James Dobson Cries Me a River.
She’s done a great job of picking apart some of the intentional conflations. Healthy White Infants (HWIs) being lumped in linguistically with with foster kids [...]