Breaking: Court Fights Intensify Over Who Gets To Adopt Native American Children

A case before a federal appeals court last week could upend an historic adoption law meant to combat centuries of brutal discrimination against American Indians and keep their children with families and tribal communities. For the first time, a few states have sued to overturn the federal Indian Child Welfare Act, which Congress enacted in […]

The “Dawnland” Documentary Shows How the U.S. Government Took Indigenous Children From Their Homes and Placed Them With White Families | Teen Vogue

Many were led to believe that their people didn’t want them and placed with white families. READ: The “Dawnland” Documentary Shows How the U.S. Government Took Indigenous Children From Their Homes and Placed Them With White Families | Teen Vogue Listen: ‘Dawnland’ Documents Maine’s Efforts To Reconcile Indian Child Removal Note from LT: We had […]

Lost Birds: Displaced, Adopted Native Americans Look to Find Their Way Home

As many as one third of Indian children were separated from their families between 1941 and 1967… Whether removed from their homes by the government or stolen, these children, now adults, have been dubbed “Lost Birds” after Zintkála Nuni (Lost Bird), an infant Lakota girl found alive on the battlefield following the 1890 Wounded Knee […]

167 billboards | No Joke! | Be The Good

Something interesting in going on in Canada’s parks in 02018: Mohawk curator and scholar Lee-Ann Martin has participated in all of these modes of support in the past. But this summer, she is taking a very different approach—namely, putting the art of 50 Indigenous women artists on 167 billboards from coast to coast to coast. […]

Indian Child Welfare Act attacks are a threat to tribes — High Country News #ICWA

The law is essential to strengthening future Native American generations. READ: Indian Child Welfare Act attacks are a threat to tribes — High Country News I was so glad to be interviewed on this important topic and history. Please Protect ICWA… LT

Vermont’s Uncomfortable Eugenics History | #ICWA Custody Case | Dawnland | Paradise Papers | #NAAM

Vermont’s Uncomfortable Eugenics History Read the full article by Stephen Mills in the Rutland Herald. Dormancy Concept Trailer from Luke Becker-Lowe on Vimeo. Link to the GoFundMe site for this production. via Filmmakers Explore Vermont’s Uncomfortable Eugenics History My earlier post on this *** The Supreme Court refused to hear an Arizona case that pitted a […]

Ireland’s ‘house of tears’ | Origins Canada | 60s Scoop | One Small Sacrifice | and my thanks

(excerpt) Some of the children – the cute ones, says Ms. Corless – were adopted at a price in North America, often without their mothers’ consent. John P. Rodgers, a survivor of St. Mary’s and an author who wrote a memoir about his experience, For the Love of My Mother, now being developed as a […]

An Open Wound: The Scandal of the Kidnapped Yemenite Children

From time to time, the scandal of the abduction of Yemenite babies from the years 1948 through 1954 finds its way back into the headlines, leaving the entire country shaken and appalled all over again. It is happening again… but this time it will not end until all the classified documents from earlier investigations are […]

Next Generation Nepal | “earthquake orphans” | Reconnecting Trafficked Children with Their Families

Reconnecting Trafficked Children with Their Families. Next Generation Nepal rebuilds family connections torn apart by child trafficking and helps rural communities become stronger, healthier places to raise their children. SEE: Next Generation Nepal – How We Work NGN Turns 10: A Decade of Rescuing and Reunifying Trafficked Children with their Families With your help, we […]

800 Babies in a Mass Grave – a Re-Post/Update

From my friend Toritto: On June 2, 2014 I posted the below article concerning an Irish historian’s claim that hundreds of dead babies were to be found on the grounds of a “home” for unwed mothers run by … PLEASE READ: 800 Babies in a Mass Grave – a Re-Post/Update It’s Friday and a good day to […]

“Babies have become commodities” complains baby broker

Originally posted on Adopto-Snark:
Kinton, who founded Amazing Grace nearly 20 years ago, says licensed agencies like hers are struggling to stay in business because pregnant women are choosing to give up their babies through independent facilitators. Look, Lady, we all know why your business is failing: Most women want to keep their babies, and…

The Traffickers (continued) #NAAM2016

Roelie Post in The Traffickers Roelie works with integrity and empathy. She is the only civil servant that families of adoption-loss trust to protect children. She has the knowledge and expertise. She must be allowed to work on children´s rights, so that families are protected and laws are kept-because children’s rights are Human Rights. Guest […]

The Traffickers: US Pro-Adoption Lobby #NAAM2016

Fusion’s newest investigative series: The Whistleblower from The Netherlands… Source: http://fusion.net/video An exclusive first look at Fusion’s newest investigative series, ‘The Traffickers’ By Fusion | November 3, 2016 From Asia to Africa and beyond, journalist Nelufar Hedayat goes under the radar tracking down black markets in Fusion’s newest series, The Traffickers, to learn how guns, babies, […]

CALLED HOME: The RoadMap | Why changing family patterns is our most important work

As we learned from the CDC-Kaiser Permanente ACE Study, negative childhood experiences are often kept secret, downplayed, or repressed because of our powerful desire to put such things behind us. Unfortunately, our minds and our brains don’t work that way. Patterns can play out automatically, no matter how hard we try to be original and […]