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By way of a brief follow up on my two posts about the National Council for Adoption (NCFA) celebrating 30 years of working against Bastard rights:

National Council for Adoption celebrates 30 years of opposing adoptees’ human rights- part I
National Council for Adoption celebrates 30 years of opposing adoptees’ human rights- part II

NCFA has been kind [...]

National Council for Adoption celebrates 30 years of opposing adoptees’ human rights- part II

(This post is a continuation of National Council for Adoption celebrates 30 years of opposing adoptees’ human rights- part I)
In part 1 I made mention of how NCFA attempts to market itself as merely an advocate for children and as not taking sides when it comes to a variety of key issues related to adoption [...]

National Council for Adoption celebrates 30 years of opposing adoptees’ human rights- part I

Tonight the National Council for Adoption (NCFA) has been living it up in style in Washington at their 30th anniversary gala.
Their “Bow Tie and Pearls” gala at the Willard Hotel is a fundraiser schmooze and booze chance to rub elbows with politicians, agencies, and of course, major donors.
The event is also somewhat of a pre-publication [...]

Russia suspends American adoptions, the adoption industry tries to pretend the Artem’s case is not part of a broader pattern

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The last 24 hours have been a whirlwind. Obviously events are unfolding more quickly than even those who update far more often than I can keep up with, let alone my little blog.
The big news tonight is that Russia has put a freeze on all US adoptions until Russia and the US [...]

Ten days into March, and already 2 Alerts (Nepal and Swaziland) and a Notice on Ethiopia from the State Department

Yet still more Alerts and notices from the U.S. State Department concerning Intercountry adoptions.
Ongoing corruption and falsified paperwork in Nepal, a suspension, pending a review of adoptions from Swaziland, and child buying and selling, errrr “media reports alleging direct recruitment” in Ethiopia.
Nepal Alert
Caution About Pursuing an Adoption in Nepal March 4, 2010
The U.S. Department of [...]

California AB 372- a dire threat to the existing rights of adopted people

More in the ongoing saga of the C.A.R.E. (or “California Adoption Reform Effort”) clusterfuck.
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Read ‘em and weep. Then work to kill AB 372.
Bastardette-
CARE’S BRIDGE TO NOWHERE: NEW AB 372 AMENDMENTS RELEASED–DROPS ADOPTEES IN THE RIVER
BASTARDETTE POLL: WILL CARE PULL AB 372?
B.B. Church-
Bad, Worse, Worst: AB 372 limps into Judiciary…
In which he lays out [...]

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 [...]

Dmitry’s Death and Miles Harrison’s Acquittal- part III, The Adoption Industry waits with bated breath

If you are searching for general information about the case and the verdict please see my earlier overview post entitled No, no justice for Dmitry.
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This post is an update to an ongoing series of posts I have made about the death of Dmitry Yakolev/Chase Harrison and the agency that placed him, European [...]

New Jersey- Boarder Babies being folded into “Safe Haven” statistics

(Yes, I’ve taken a brief break from blogging in the aftermath of the Nebraska age down. I’m still here, still working, and yes, ‘the blogging shall continue until morale improves’.)
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So here’s a brief post I’ve been meaning to write for some time now. Start with this November 21st article out of the Star Ledger [...]

Nebraska attempts to slam to barn door, only creating a new set of problems

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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As I posted back on September 25th:
Nebraska has finally realized it’s in over its head.
They opened the floodgates by passing the most egregious legalized child abandonment law in [...]