Climate change region by region | Melting Glaciers | The Art of Blogging (with tips)

The Northern Great Plains is far from any ocean. Water melts off mountain snowpack, slowly trickles down glaciers**, and pools up in basins. The largely arid region is dominated by thirsty industries like agriculture, energy extraction, and tourism.  There’s a byzantine system of century-old water rights and competing interests. Or as my dad, a Montana […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Adoption file reveals more about Homer G. Phillips stolen baby mystery

SEE VIDEO AT LINK BELOW ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – An adoption file that could answer many questions concerning allegations that babies were stolen and then sold at the old Homer G. Phillips Hospital has been released. One attorney calls what’s inside this file, evidence of a cover up. He and his client say there […]

Adoptee-Abductee Reunites with Mom 41 Years After He Was Taken as a Baby

Nelly Reyes and Travis Tolliver By Tara Fowler | @waterfowlerta | 05/26/2015 Travis Tolliver burst into tears as he held his biological mother Nelly Reyes for the first time – 41 years after they’d last laid eyes on each other. “I don’t know how I feel,” he told CNN after reuniting with his mom at […]

Egg Donation: the newest form of human trafficking

Bioethics @ TIU Posted March 14th, 2015 by Sarah Sawicki Two weeks ago, I wrote about the troubling lack of informed consent for egg donation. Many women are completely unaware of the risks and side effects of the procedure. But what seems to be the bigger, underlying problem is that there is a lack of […]

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 […]

Headlines: trafficking, adoption, Indian Child Welfare

House Passes Bill To Prevent Sex Trafficking, Strengthen Vulnerable Children and Families Posted on July 29, 2014 On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, the House of Representatives unanimously approved H.R. 4980, the “Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act.” This bipartisan, bicameral bill reflects agreements reached between House and Senate leaders on three separate bills designed […]

Soap offers hope for sex trafficking victims in Metro Detroit

Lauren Abdel-Razzaq The Detroit News The bars of soap with the National Human Trafficking Hotline number distributed by S.O.A. P. on Saturday afternoon, January 11, 2014, at the House of Help Community Center, 23700 Clarita Ave. in Detroit. (Todd McInturf / The Detroit News) When a man she trusted began trafficking out Theresa Flores at […]

An interview with Daniel Ibn Zayd

(reposted from American Indian Adoptees) Transracial Eyes logo By Trace/Lara The following interview is with Daniel Ibn Zayd, an adoptee and contributor to a collective of transracial adoptees called TRANSRACIAL EYES. He was kind to answer some questions for me via email. His bio follows this interview. Tell us about you, what you do, where […]

Not Forgive: Why anger is necessary to heal

Published by Beverly Engel, L.M.F.T. in The Compassion Chronicles Is forgiveness always necessary, or even possible? Many people believe that forgiveness is necessary if we are to put the past behind us and move on. Twelve-step programs teach the philosophy that we should forgive others because they, like us, were doing the best they […]

Polaris Project Releases Report on Human Trafficking Trends in the US

Since 2007, we have worked closely with local partners to help tens of thousands of callers connect with the help and services they need. As a result of the calls, emails, and online tip reports fielded by the hotline over the course of our first five years of operation, the NHTRC maintains one of the most extensive […]