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New Jersey- let A752 die: the conflation of family medical history with authentic restored access, white outs, and preemptive restraining orders among other nightmare senarios

Over the past two days Marley’s already laid out the basics of the situation, so I won’t attempt to rehash her fine work, first go see her posts about the NJ mess:
NEW JERSEY: ANYTHING TO GET A BILL PASSED. WE LEAVE EVERYBODY BEHIND!
BASTARD NATION’S LETTER TO NJ HOUSE SPEAKER JOSEPH ROBERTS, JR–PLEASE OPPOSE A [...]

Weekend round up- “Birthmother’s Day”, and A Day without Adoption, & Mother’s Day and My Day

So this is the second Mother’s Day since I began blogging about adoption.
I’ve already said pretty much everything I needed to say in last year’s,
Mothers’ Day and my day
Since I first wrote that piece, it’s been another year of ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same.’
May 10th, 2009 marks another year of [...]

Maine restores rights, records access, but once again, adds an odious “contact preference” form

LD 1084, An Act To Provide Adult Adoptees Access to Their Original Birth Certificates took effect today in Maine.
In 1953 Maine took away adopted [...]

Nebraska- 11 year old Florida dumped Wednesday afternoon, and the NE DHHS case summaries

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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Another day, another out of state dump, this time, a boy from Florida.
The AP has an article out, just a couple hours old at this point, 11-year-old [...]

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 [...]