Lost Birds on AlJazeera

Four adopted women seek out their Native American roots by The Fault Lines Digital Team For more than one hundred years, U.S. policies and practices separated Native American children from their families. Prior to 1978, when the Indian Child Welfare Act went into effect, Native American children were regularly plucked from their homes and sent […]

Birthing the new book #CALLEDHOME

By Lara/Trace Break out the cigars!  We have a new baby — the brand new anthology CALLED HOME [Book Two: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects]. Whew – it took way more than nine months to make this baby! I do treat books like babies, giving them love and attention while they grow. Eventually […]

What influences you? Do adoptees recover?

As an adoptee friend likes to remind me, we can never wake up and not be adopted. It’s ongoing, it’s life long, and our relationships in reunion reflect that…- Laura Dennis, Adoption Reunion in the Age of Social Media LINK   By Lara/Trace The simple fact I have two names on the blog header influences […]

The other side of adoption with Patricia Busbee and Trace DeMeyer

Check Out Politics Progressive Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Fire Talk Production on BlogTalkRadio with Fire Talk on BlogTalkRadio LINK: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/firetalkproduction/2011/09/25/the-other-side-of-adoption-with-trace-a-demeyer This interview is about Patricia’s and my book: Two Worlds: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects (which had been called Split Feathers originally) We’ll be speaking together at Brock University in St. […]

Meet the Authors/Editors of Two Worlds

Patricia and I will be giving a book talk in Ontario – very exciting! Come join us – open to the public! Our anthology is being offered to the entire community as part of a Summer Reads Program! Click link to read more: Two Worlds

Part One: Victims of Adoption and Lies

I woke up with thoughts: there are two victims of adoption who need help and not necessarily from each other: the adoptee and the first mother. Each has its own burden and neither can heal the other. By Lara/Trace Speaking with adoptee friends on Facebook, many added their own ideas and reactions when I posted my […]

The Light is on you Adoption Traffickers

 By Lara/Trace, author of One Small Sacrifice and Two Worlds I was so naive when I took foster care training in the mid-1990s. I really was. I was in my mid 30s, an adoptee from a stranger adoption in Wisconsin, about to be divorced and there I was thinking about doing the Oregon foster-to-adopt program. […]

Adoption Reunion in the Social Media Age: An Interview with Trace A. DeMeyer

Posted by Becky Drinnen in Adoption VISIT her Website: http://puzzlesandpossibilities.com/ A new book on adoption reunions is available now on Amazon. I am SO honored to be a contributor to Adoption Reunion in the Social Media Age, which opens up  important conversations on the topic of adoption search and reunion.  As part of the launch […]

Trace talks Human Trafficking on Whisper n Thunder Radio

By Lara/ Trace I was at the SLAVERY Conference at Yale mentioned in the “Historians against Slavery” post and will be speaking about Human Trafficking with Russ Leticia tomorrow on Blog Talk Radio! DETAILS:  Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014, 9 PM EST come join in the chat room, or call in # is (626) 213-5611. Join […]

Historians against Slavery: Tiya Miles

Using History to Make Slavery History, Guest Post by Tiya Miles SOURCE In this special guest post, Tiya Miles, professor of history at the University of Michigan, a 2011 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship winner, and founder of ECO Girls, shares her thoughts on a recent conference connecting the history of enslavement to the continuation of unjust […]

Modern Slavery: #NOT MY LIFE

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month… Not My Life is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through […]

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: http://splitfeathers.blogspot.com/2013/10/baby-veronica-baby-deseray-sold-babies.html Daniel’s post made me think: http://transracialeyes.com/2013/10/15/the-looming-deadline-for-adoptions-abolition/ I have been thinking about the abolition of adoption – and came across this quote: “You never change […]