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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.)
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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 [...]

High speed photolistings, will the adoptions crash and burn?

Some of us in the Bastard community have had concerns for years about the way kids available for adoption are being marketed via photolistings. The way children, particularly young children are being required to forfeit their own privacy in hopes of gaining a family raises many ethical issues. Unfortunately, photolistings of children have now become [...]

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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Dmitry (Dima) Yakolev/Chase Harrison and the 3 agencies; new details emerge

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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Claar Foundation and Lisa Novak

I first made mention of Claar and Novak in my May 7th entry, News- Adoption agencies under fire (Colorado) without going into much detail. By way of introduction, I’ll quote the article I was blogging at the time:
(Speaking of the few CO agencies that actually bothered to report employee salaries to the state audit,)
Of the [...]

News- Adoption agencies under fire (Colorado)

Yesterday’s Denver Post carried a warning (in the consumer protection model) about Colorado adoption agencies entitled “Adoption agencies under fire.”
Nearly half the international adoption agencies in Colorado are losing money, five are at risk due to debt and one has generated so many complaints that state officials warned potential clients that they might want to [...]