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The Gumm murder-suicide, Kylie and Tyler were adoptees

Friday May 29th Kylie and Tyler Gumm were murdered by their adoptive father, James Gumm, in Oregon before he turned the gun on himself.
While there are a fair number of stories covering the deaths, there’s been very little coverage of the fact that the children were adoptees.
Here are a few links by way of general [...]

New Nebraska Pro-Repeal Resource- Children of the Corn

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.
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Children of the Corn
A new blog in support of Repealing legalized child abandonment laws and chronicling the Nebraska dump law case study.
Reporting, Theory, and Opinion on Legalized Child [...]

“Why Are So Many Russian adoptees dying?”

Just a micro-post to point readers across to a radio piece (WOON 1240) recorded today.
Marley gave a heads up a few days back about this interview in her Bastardette post.
The show aired earlier today, but the archived version is still available:
On “Speaking of Adoption”
October 14th: Marley Greiner of Bastard Nation,
and
activist Elizabeth Case.
The topic:
Why Are So [...]

Maryland- a fund for donations for the surviving 7 year-old, & more questions

This is my fifth post relating to the murdered and abused adopted daughters of Renee D. Bowman in Maryland. My earlier posts contain far more detail, this is just a brief update. To find the other four posts, just click my Maryland tag and read in chronological order bottom to top.
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Just a quick little post [...]

Maryland- outsourcing, starvation, autopsies, and previous entanglement with MD CWA under a false name

Special note to readers-
I’ve done multiple posts within this 24 hour period so be sure to see the post beneath this one as well.
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This is my fourth post following the horrific events in Maryland this past week, the grizzly discovery of two of Renee Bowman’s adopted daughters kept in a freezer in a Southern [...]

Adoption subsidies for frozen corpses, more on the Maryland nightmare

This is a follow-up post to my initial post on this story, read Maryland- 3 adopted daughters; 1 beaten, 2 dead, frozen in freezer for 7 months first if you haven’t already.
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Today more details are emerging. The Washington Post article, Md. Mother Jailed After Bodies Of 2 Children Found in Freezer, for example, contains a [...]

Maryland- 3 adopted daughters; 1 beaten, 2 dead, frozen in freezer for 7 months

By way of the Washington Post article, Calvert Woman Arrested in Deaths of Two Children:
Authorities said they found what appeared to be the bodies of two children in a “drop-in” freezer Saturday in the basement of Renee Bowman’s home on Buckskin Trail in Lusby. Sheriff’s deputies had been searching the house for evidence in [...]

News- ‘Forever Family’ six feet under

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So it’s taken me about a week to finally get to blogging about the murders in Iowa.
I’m angry and disgusted, and left with more questions than answers.
By way of backgrounder, Steve Sueppel, a former VP of Hills Bank and Trust (one of Iowa’s largest locally-owned banks) was under indictment on federal embezzlement and money-laundering [...]