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Outsourcing reproduction, fertility tourism, and the money (or lack thereof) at the heart of it all

These are just a few of the recent stories that have crossed my desk as of late that I wanted to draw reader’s attention to.
The development of “artificial sperm” and the UK study on European fertility tourism are both important milestones.
Bastardette’s recent pieces on the development of artificial sperm-
ARTIFICIAL SPERM ON THE MOVE
and
MORE REACTION ON [...]

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 [...]

ARD- For those going to N’awlins

Naturally, despite all the fallout here in the aftermath of the Adoptee Rights Demonstration (ARD) (see my “Adoptee Rights Demonstration” tag for an inverse order set of posts about that aftermath) and the withdrawals of many of the original organizers and Bastard Nation some people will be going to New Orleans for the events in [...]

News- a rare profile of 3 Mexican (original) mothers behind sold and stolen American adoptees

I wanted to point readers at an important article from last month profiling the circumstances and desperate need for money three Mexican womyn faced, ultimately leading to their children’s adoption in the U.S..
If adoption can so often be reduced to supply and demand, these are the circumstances from which a ’supply’ of children come from.
Nothing [...]

News- “International Adoptions Lead to Broken Dreams”

I wanted to point readers at an article from last month’s Denver Post- International adoptions lead to broken dreams
(June 18th, 08.)
The article uses the backdrop of the Lisa Novak and Claar Foundation trial to talk about broader trends in international adoption, the changing nature of the adoption industry, and contains a number of interesting quotes [...]