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 […]

Torn from their mothers’ arms #HumanTrafficking

POUND PUP LEGACY |  Submitted by Kerry on Wed, 2015-03-25 See also: Great British Shame NSW apologises for forced adoptions UK to ‘apologise’ to ‘Orphans of Empire’ Australian church apologies to child migrants United Church of Canada to hold mirror to its role in forced adoptions as families push for national inquiry ‘Our babies were […]

Medical Kidnapping? Billion Dollar Adoption Business

 2015 We continue our series on the “Business of Medical Kidnapping,” which addresses the question, “why is this happening?” Our previous articles in this series: The Medical Kidnapping Business: Bilking Medicaid Medical Kidnapping Business: Judges Skirting the Law for Federal Funds Steve Isham addresses the topic of the multi-billion dollar adoption business. As we have […]

Lost Daughters: Why Adoptive Parents need to stop blogging about adoptees

By Lara/Trace On occasion I write a post on the Lost Daughters blog. In the past week, I had more than one friend send me a blog that was created by an adoptive parent that showed photos and personal details about young adoptees.  So I asked some of the Lost Daughters, who are adult adoptees, […]

adoption laws, dead parents and letters to your birthchild

By Trace A. DeMeyer I think adoption has left many of us adoptees frozen in time as missing children.  Details of our first days and births are sealed in files – leaving us without essential details of our birthparent’s lives when they made the decision to let us go.  Our adoption records are sealed so […]

I filled a need: Infertility epidemic

By Lara/Trace We know there is a growing infertility epidemic. You’d have to google what chemicals are causing this in both men and women.  Infertility creates a demand for newborn infants.  If we connect the dots, we’ll see how this creates a population of people who wish to raise children despite their medical condition of […]

Adoption Bonuses: The Money Behind the Madness

DSS and affiliates rewarded for breaking up families By Nev Moore,  Massachusetts News – and thanks to Karen Vigneault for this archive news article! SOURCE: Child “protection” is one of the biggest businesses in the country. We spend $12 billion a year on it.  The money goes to tens of thousands of a) state […]

ADOPTION CRISIS: The political influence of adoptive parents

Read here: The Romanian story shows us how the political influence of prospective adopters can create an adoption crisis. It also shows that this influence can obstruct reform of an adoption system that has gone wildly out of control. Romania is not exceptional. We could have told a similar story about Guatemala, where adoption […]