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“A life filled with scars,” the lasting legacy of the Indian Adoption Program

Obviously, I haven’t been blogging much as of late (or at least anywhere near as much as I would have liked to, or have material for.)
Hopefully, I’ll have some new posts up within the week.
For the moment, though, I’m going to backtrack just a bit and point readers towards an article in Indian Country Today [...]

How’s that Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption workin’ out for you then?

Yeah, not so swell.
Yesterday’s Minneapolis Star-Tribune ran an article focusing on the adoptive family’s end of an adoption of two girls from India, an adoption rooted firmly in lies. The girls were the second and third adoptions Maria Melichar and her husband Carl had done through the agency.
Minnesota couple caught up in apparent adoption fraud
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Sylvia Sieferman’s sentencing after the attempted murder of her adopted Chinese daughters- Minnesota

David Joles, Star Tribune August 2008

I began compiling notes to do a post last week about the sentencing and conclusion of the attempted murder trial of 61 year old defendant Sylvia Sieferman. It has taken me a bit of time to get my ducks in a row, so while this is slightly belated, it’s still [...]

Adoption as a tool of cultural genocide, the “child grabs” Canadian First Nations peoples have endured

To start from a personal perspective, I’m just a Bastard, a politically active adoptee.
Being legally prohibited from attaining my State sealed records, I have no idea what heritage cultural or genetic my biological family might contain, other than a quick glance in a mirror appears to indicate pretty clearly a hefty chunk of what would [...]