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Opposite sides of the same coin…

By TAO

Growing up – I desperately wanted to know where and who I came from.  I’m not going to pretend that desire was in my thoughts constantly, because I was just a kid.  A kid that did all the normal everyday stuff – who had a mom and dad, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins.  Yet in times of reflections, day dreaming, times when I could just be alone with my deepest thoughts – that yearning was there.  That need to know – combined with knowing that I could never know. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child

 

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Adoptees and donor conceived seem to have much in common…

By TAO

Insomnia struck again, so, I just watched the last two episodes of Generation Cryo.  I didn’t watch the series, just the last two episodes.  What I don’t know, is, if they realize that there could indeed be more than just the 15 who signed up on the donor sibling registry – and whether that was part of the discussion earlier in the series, because realistically, with the number of parents who tell vs don’t tell – the likelihood of more siblings is there, unless, the cryo bank knows those were the only families, and, know they were the only source. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child

 

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Why is adoption still mired in secrecy?

By TAO

Bird in SnowIf you are on Facebook, then I’m sure you have seen pictures of adoptees holding up signs detailing their search to know who they were born to be, or posts seeking information.  Adoptees reduced to putting their personal information, and private story out there for any, and all, to see – only because they were adopted, and being adopted took away the most basic human right of all – to know who you were born to be. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2013 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child, Ethics

 

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Back in 1955 – Hearings related to Black Market Adoptions

By TAO,

I’m back to reading the subcommittee hearings on Juvenile Delinquency headed by Senator Kefauver, this time in Chicago.  I believe these subcommittee hearings put to rest whether Black Market adoptions happened, whether mothers were coerced or exploited, and, whether there really was an unlimited supply of adoptable babies.  Interestingly, they also seem to explain in detail why ICPC and other legislation exists today, and what drove that legislation.  Be warned this is a very long post…  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2013 in Adoption, Ethics

 

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For those who question whether or not a mother’s story from the BSE is true…

By TAO

Just love stumbling on something that provides a wealth of information about a time period often challenged today.  I hear more often than I would like, that mothers were not coerced, or pressured to “choose” adoption from my era.  That they signed the papers and no one forced them to do so.  That they are viewing things with the lens of regret and guilt that has colored their recollections.  Note I am not saying all were coerced, or pressured, but if a mother says she was – then I hope you will be more likely to believe her after you read this – an appeal by the adoption agency to overturn a court ruling that the mother was pressured to sign consent she wouldn’t have signed otherwise.

METHODIST MISSION HOME OF TEXAS, APPELLANT v. N A B, APPELLEE – March 4, 1970

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2013 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child, Ethics

 

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Strongly worded article in Huff Post…

By TAO

I’m impressed.  Go read it now by Adam Pertman of the Adoption Institute and Bruce Boyer is Director of the Civitas ChildLaw Clinic at Loyola University in Chicago.

The Baby Veronica Saga: Denial of a Father’s Rights and Now a $1 Million Lesson

Too bad other groups in adoption don’t seem to stand up on the side of ethics…

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2013 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child, Ethics

 

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