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A good article on Late Discovery and the consequences thereof

Ron brought this Guardian article about Late Discovery Adoptees to my attention. Interviews with LDAs and this secretive side of adoption rarely gets the attention such deserve.
Adopted – but we didn’t know
Here’s a brief  segment:

“I was at my uncle’s funeral when my cousin’s husband wandered up to me and said, ‘I’ve been wanting to meet you, [...]

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 [...]

Being C.A.R.E.-less about in kind donations

Yup, been busy, perhaps I’ll blog some of it at a later date.
Meanwhile, here’s a brief note that we can add to the growing pile of C.A.R.E. abominations.
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Just go read B.B. Church’s latest piece-  C.A.R.E. Pays for Play?
Also be sure to note, (particularly in light of in-kind donations and potentially jeopardizing an organizational tax status, [...]

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 [...]

Being C.A.R.E.-less about adopted people’s access in CA

If you believe the California Adoption Reform Effort, (or C.A.R.E.”) is going to gain full Bastard access to records in CA I’ve got a bridge to sell ya… .
In C.A.R.E.’s case, apparently the Brooklyn Bridge, as they for a time, could not be bothered to even find a picture of a California landmark bridge, instead [...]

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 [...]

An ARD/DAR withdrawals ‘bare bones’ timeline

Since certain people are running around falsely insisting BN ‘pulled out’ of the Adoptee Rights Demonstration BEFORE the fundraising done by Abrazo Adoption Associates came to light, a micro-timeline appears to be in order to set the record straight.
In the following, I am basing this timeline on events from the organizer’s list, [...]

ARD- Ron’s/BBChurch’s statement

Today is a sad day for those who care about Bastard access to our unaltered Original Birth Certificates.
Ron has his statement up. He too, is no longer involved in the Day for Adoptee Rights (/Adoptee Rights Demonstration.)
Again, I advise people go read it in full.
Sadly, the fight for open records itself has also lost a [...]

ARD- This morning’s Adoptee Rights Demonstration webpage update and what the loss of BN means

Well, I see ARD has finally gotten around to updating their page and acknowledging BN’s withdrawal publicly- (sort of, but not, see below.) Other than that, to read the ARD page, you’d never know a thing happened.
We continue to await Ron’s/BB Church’s statement, which he said he’d try to get out later this week. [...]

ARD- On the state of the ‘march’ and other ‘organizing’ at the time of my resignation

After Gershom attacked me on Bastardette’s comment thread, I replied with the following:

Baby Love Child said…
GershomLet’s be clear, Ron asked me to “be our volunteer trainer and head monitor at the protest” on March 9th ‘08.
After several e-mails back and forth I accepted on March 14th ‘08.
So I’ve been [...]