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 …

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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 …

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 …

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, …

Baby Farm?

Cops bust ‘baby farm’ where you can buy an infant for $1,400 By Tom Towers, The Sun | April 19, 2016 Babies sleep in a maternity ward at a hospital in Agartala, India, on July 11, 2014.Photo: Getty Images ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY: A hospital is persuading women who want to terminate their pregnancies to have the …

Child Trafficking (again)

Child slavery: Rich Brits buying children who survived the Nepalese earthquake for £5,000 By Romil Patel SOURCE Children left devastated by the earthquake in Nepal in 2015 have been preyed upon by slave traders Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters Wealthy British families are buying children left devastated by last year's earthquake in Nepal to work as domestic slaves. The children …

The Dominican children given up to Quebec’s ‘adoption machine’

SOURCE At least 200 children Dominican were separated from their families in the 1980s. It wasn’t because of a famine, a hurricane or an earthquake, but because of an incredibly effective network of Quebec missionaries and adoptive parents Rosa and Miguel Ramirez with a portrait of their son. By: Isabelle Hackey La Presse, Published on Sep 21 2015 …

Child trafficking: what are we really talking about?

Viviene Cree 20 October 2015 The moral panic over child trafficking detracts from important questions about children and childhood, the state, and immigration. We worry about child trafficking, but what exactly is it?  Child trafficking generates great anxiety amongst professionals, parents, and the general public. It is simply an abhorrent idea: how could adults buy …