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OH Supreme Court rules re: the putative Fathers registry & Wyrembek seeking custody of “Grayson”

Adoptionland as of late has been all abuzz with noise about Benjamin Wyrembek’s struggle through the courts in his effort to gain his son. Today’s Ohio Supreme Court ruling is but the latest step in Mr. Wyrembek’s long road.
The married woman he was having an affair with, Drucilla Bocvarov, (thus resulting in the pregnancy in [...]

Still more Border Babies routinely relabeled “safe haven saves” in OH, NJ, MI, and KY

The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio) has done a very important article,
‘Safe Haven’ babies- Many born, left in hospitals
about the way boarder babies, those born at hospitals and left there after birth are being systematically folded into babydump, or so called “safe haven” statistics in Ohio.
While this is nothing new, it’s good to see another [...]

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 [...]

Bastard Access- either we all go together or we don’t go at all- “Nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten.”

(This is one of a number of posts relating to my critique of “compromise” legislation, such as that offered up by the California Adoption Reform Effort or what I refer to in the below as the “California Disaster.” See my CARE tag to find my other posts on the subject. )
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Disney’s “Stitch.”
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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dmitry Yakolev/Chase Harrison and European Adoption Consultants, late week update

The verdict in the Miles Harrison trial has been handed down since this article was originally written. Please see my later post entitled No, no justice for Dmitry for more up to date information concerning the verdict. The article below appears as it was originally posted.
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*UPDATED* The death of Dmitry Yakolev/Chase Harrison and the Russian announcement; 2 agencies accreditations pulled, & a 3rd under investigation

The verdict in the Miles Harrison trial has been handed down since this article was originally written. Please see my later post entitled No, no justice for Dmitry for more up to date information concerning the verdict. The article below appears as it was originally posted.
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Evan B. Donaldson Institute steps in it ~AGAIN~! Actions speak louder than words.

On June 25th, those who had been involved in the Evan B. Donaldson Institute’s (EBD’s) Dec. ‘07 “For the Records National Conclave” in NY received an e-mail from Susan Hicks, EBD’s new “project administrator” on the Institute’s open records project.
Yesterday, Bastard Nation responded to the Evan B. Donaldson Institute e-mail from Ms. Hicks with an [...]