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Renee Bowman finally convicted: a case study in the broken adoption system

As regular readers of my blog are aware, this is a more or less “local” case to me here in Maryland.
I wrote a number of posts about Renee Bowman and the tragic stories of the three girls she adopted as the story broke  late in Septemeber 2008 when the final surviving girl essentially rescued herself [...]

Maryland- Adopted girls left to rescue themselves

Yesterday Hyacinth Beverly Morgan of Silver Spring, Maryland (Montgomery County) entered a guilty plea to second degree child abuse.

The story is not getting a great deal of attention, but the Morgan case was the first of two similar cases in Maryland within four months of one another wherein adopted girls who had been allegedly locked [...]

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 [...]

Maryland- “how did this person . . . qualify to become an adoptive parent?”

Special note to readers-
I’m doing two posts tonight, so please also be sure to read Adoption subsidies for frozen corpses, more on the Maryland nightmare for part II of my coverage. (This third post is coming almost immediately on the heels of my second post following the developing Maryland story. I cut this writing [...]

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 [...]