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Activism and Support; The Adoption Community Call to Arms

Adoption can be a very isolating experience. The rise of the internet has been an incredible tool which allows people to find those on a similar journey and can offer all sorts of support and validation. Because of this the adoption community has grown in leaps and bounds over the last few years. No longer are we all alone in our feelings and confusion, there is always someone out there who cares.
Get involved with the Adoption Army, or keep track of pending adoption legislation.  Read up on other adoption blogs by adoptees and birth mothers or write a guest post. See what adoption events are happening by you or worth you time and effort to travel to. And keep up on the latest in adoption news hitting the media and making waves. There is no need to be bystander anymore. You voice matters, use it and be heard!

Consider this your engraved invitation!

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Dear Missouri Senate; An Open Letter to the Senate of Missouri Before They Make a Huge Mistake In Our Names

By AstridBeeMom I’ll make this short and sweet. I don’t speak for adoptees, nor do they need me to. Except, people keep using us first moms as an excuse to deny adoptees equal rights and access to their birth certificates so I couldn’t simply just sit around and not say anything. Today the Missouri House voted 125-28 to pass legislation for “open access” to original birth certificates for adopted persons…

Stop this Injustice: Save Adam Crapser

By Mirah Riben Adam Crapser is a loving father. He is also Korean-born American adoptee who has been subjected to and survived a failed adoption and extreme and sustained child abuse. Now, the country that promised Adam a good family and a better life continues to punish him for its own failing systems. Like other immigrant families impacted by deportation and detention. Adam has been unjustly detained by Immigration and…

Creating a Family: Talk About Infertility and Douche Canoes

By AstridBeeMom I’ve been sitting on this post for several days. I wasn’t quite sure why I wanted so badly to blog about something that happened. In hindsight, it seemed trivial. It seemed like it was just drama-stirring and I couldn’t justify doing it for any other reason except to get revenge. So, this not being a good enough reason to publicly expose something, I sat on it. I stewed….

#NotInTheBrochure: How We Must Make Adoption World Better

By Lori Holden Nobody Told Us Have you heard this from a birth parent? No one told me it would hurt this much for this long. No one told me how much I would see myself in my child. No one told me how my feelings would fluctuate over time. They told me about open adoption, but no one told me how hard it would be to navigate these relationships…

You Are Invited: 2016 Saving Our Sisters Summit

By AstridBeeMom We have been frantically excitedly planning the Saving Our Sisters Summit since the beginning of the year and are ready for you all to register! Consider this your official invitation! REGISTER TODAY! SOS SUMMIT May 12th – 15th, 2016 Hilton Airport Kansas City Review the registration form and tentative agenda at: What is the Summit? A gathering of “family preservation first” supporters to come together to connect…

Can You Get to Ohio in March?

By Lori Holden If you’re interested in adoption issues and able to be in the Cleveland area the weekend of March 18-20, you’ll want to know about the Annual Adoption Gathering hosted by Adoption Network Cleveland. Coinciding with the first anniversary of this, ANC offers this: From Adoption Network Cleveland’s Open Invitation: The Ohio adoption community has experienced a transformative year since Ohio’s Opening Day. Please join us Friday, March…