Thank YOU

By Lara/Trace (or whatever you want to call me!) I am popping in to say thank you for 100,000 hits on this blog. REALLY! That is no small feat for a journalist writer who writes about adoption, ICWA, Native American history and other serious dark matters. Chi Megwetch, Pilamaye, Gratias and Merci Beaucoup! I have […]

Proof from the CUB Video Archives; NOT Much has Changed in 40 Years of Adoption | Musings of the Lame

Adoption: No, NOT Much has Changed in 40 Years   By Claudia Corrigan DArcy | July 30, 2014 | Adoption Truth, Birthmother Regrets & Lessons, Community, Cultural Views on Adoption, The Adoption Industry The Sad Depressing Proof from the CUB Video Archives I think I literally hear it or read it at least once a […]

Kristen Carpenter and Lorie Graham on Human Rights and Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

Originally posted on Turtle Talk:
Kristen Carpenter and Lorie Graham have posted a very compelling and powerful paper about the Supreme Court’s decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. It is required reading for anyone interested in the case, and is destined to be the definitive paper on the international human rights aspects of the…

The Long History of #ICWA

The Journal of Things We Like (Lots) | Karen Tani | Indian Child Welfare Act Margaret D. Jacobs, Remembering the “Forgotten Child”: The American Indian Child Welfare Crisis of the 1960s and 1970s, 37 American Indian Quarterly 136 (Winter/Spring 2013). The modern nation-state is rife with contradictions: “hard” borders that are in fact both permeable and unstable; […]

100 Voices for Veronica Brown

Facebook is buzzing with Baby Veronica (Ronnie Brown) updates and talking about her case as human trafficking. If you have a parent who wants to raise his child and an adoption agency who sells that same child and then wins in court and hands the child to strangers then we have sanctioned human trafficking in […]

The Fight for Native Families on #FAULTLINES

Anger turned inside:  The Fight For Native Families By Trace A. DeMeyer I am 57 years on the long road as an adoptee warrior. In the past year, my adoption wariness rose to a whole new level with the Baby Veronica and Dusten Brown story. When asked how this tragedy affected me, I’d say, “I […]

Fairy dust #Adoption (update)

By Trace/Lara Baby Deseray was removed from Oklahoma shortly after her birth in May by Bobby and Diane Bixler of Irmo, South Carolina. Read the update on Baby Deseray here: Daniel’s post made me think: I have been thinking about the abolition of adoption – and came across this quote: “You never change […]

Coverage of Transfer of Veronica to Adoptive Couple

Yesterday # BABY VERONICA was handed over to the adoptive couple in Oklahoma. Read more here: NEWS: Coverage of Transfer of Veronica to Adoptive Couple Tulsa World here. SCOTUSblog here. Indian Country Today here.

power money and corruption in BABY VERONICA CASE

Updated Research: 13 BILLION $$$ in Profits in the Adoption Industry   By Claudia Corrigan DArcy | July 30, 2013 | How Much  Money is Really Made off of the Separation of Mothers & Babies? So this morning marching orders for work to be done came via Bring Hailey Home on Facebook.  They had posted […]

We’re back

After two emails asking me not to retire this blog, I have decided to keep it flowing – not daily but often…. So we’re back! If you have news, please leave a comment on this blog and a link and then we’ll include it! Trace/Lara

David Smolin: Veronica should remain with her family

The “Baby Veronica” Case and the Abuse of Adoption SOURCE: Amidst the conflicting claims regarding the actions and character of the parties contending for custody of almost-four year old Veronica, it is the undisputed facts that seem most significant.  Dusten Brown is Veronica’s father.  Dusten Brown has fought for Veronica from the time, when […]

Dear Adoptive Parent Community…

Originally posted on The adopted ones blog:
By TAO With several recent public cases in the news, and others within the last couple of years involving adopting or adoptive parents, what better time than now to start conversations and make a difference for the future. Are you, as adoptive parents tired of people thinking (or saying) that adoptive parents…