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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… Continue reading An Open Wound: The Scandal of the Kidnapped Yemenite Children

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China’s abandoned daughters search for their parents | | Al Jazeera

The stories of three women who were abandoned by their parents during China's one-child policy. Source: China's abandoned daughters search for their parents | | Al Jazeera Save

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

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

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Adoptly Adoption App Loses Kickstarter Campaign | Embryo Adoption

The outrage WAS fast concerning this... and it got pulled.... LT Adoptly is a controversial app that simplifies the child adoption process. Kickstarter recently pulled the campaign. Source: Adoptly Adoption App Loses Kickstarter Campaign | Digital Trends This I just heard about... LT Inga adds her story to THE ATLANTIC's  long-running adoption series: I wanted… Continue reading Adoptly Adoption App Loses Kickstarter Campaign | Embryo Adoption

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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… Continue reading The Traffickers (continued) #NAAM2016

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Much-needed Critical Thinking on Adoption #NAAM2016

Despite all evidence to the contrary we still think this is simply a “war of words”; a simple changing of minds. It’s not. The “adopter narrative” is morphing and adapting in order to silence us; it is stealing the power of our words and the weight of our tropes in order to render us harmless… Continue reading Much-needed Critical Thinking on Adoption #NAAM2016

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#NAAM #FlipTheScript #infanticide #adoptionstories

If I could fix #adoption THREE PART SERIES Part 3: Exploitation, Sexual Predation Part 2: Unceremonious Burial of the Babies Part 1: Punish Mothers • ‘Dispose of’ Babies By Lara Trace, adoptee and author of ONE SMALL SACRIFICE (top photo) This is the month to bring awareness to the harm of closed and illegal adoptions and the history… Continue reading #NAAM #FlipTheScript #infanticide #adoptionstories

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Korean Adoptee Adam Crapser To Be Deported

The Adoptee Rights Campaign reported October 25 that 40-year-old Adam Crapser, adopted from Korea when he was three years old, will be deported. In a nutshell, this is why: When Adam was adopted, the U.S. government did not provide automatic citizenship to internationally adopted children. Adam’s adoptive parents never got him U.S. citizenship.  A federal… Continue reading Korean Adoptee Adam Crapser To Be Deported

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Yale Law Journal – Foundling Fathers: (Non-)Marriage and Parental Rights in the Age of Equality

                        In the spring of 1970, less than two years after the death of his “common-law wife” of eighteen years, Peter Stanley looked on helplessly as a judge declared his two young children wards of the state, condemning them to a series of foster… Continue reading Yale Law Journal – Foundling Fathers: (Non-)Marriage and Parental Rights in the Age of Equality

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‘I Am Not an Incident. I’m a Little Girl’: Adoptees Share Art and Pain | Broadly

While my well meaning, adoptive family gave me as much affection as they could muster, their attempts often felt like taping a bandaid over a bullet hole. Source: 'I Am Not an Incident. I'm a Little Girl': Adoptees Share Art and Pain | Broadly

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I’m reading good sh*t: the dweller, what is gaslighting, #60sScoop

good sh*t : parenting, French parenting, attachment theory, Jon Ronson on Ariel Leve, One Story blog, gaslighting, Joyce Carol Oates, scars, memoirs...   By Lara Trace (who loved thinking about parents and parenting) This is my excuse for a post this week.  I'm on the road most of the month... read 'em and leave me… Continue reading I’m reading good sh*t: the dweller, what is gaslighting, #60sScoop

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Violence is just one part of childhood trauma. So why are we focusing so much on childhood violence? « ACEs Too High

“Although violence can beget violence, it’s hardly the only cause of violence,” says Dr. Vincent Felitti, co-principal investigator of the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study), groundbreaking epidemiological research that showed a direct link between 10 types of childhood trauma and the adult onset of chronic disease, mental illness, violence and being a… Continue reading Violence is just one part of childhood trauma. So why are we focusing so much on childhood violence? « ACEs Too High

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How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

Watch Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those… Continue reading How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

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Now on CBC: ‘a gay native feminist comic raised by bikers’ | Toronto Star

Palmater, born to a white mother and Mi’kmaq father in Point La Nim, N.B., has extensive television experience, including her own comedy and musical variety show on APTN, called The Candy Show, and a recurring role on Trailer Park Boys. Source: Now on CBC: ‘a gay native feminist comic raised by bikers’ | Toronto Star