Adoption News

New York Times Blogs..

I am assuming this is something for our lovely National Adoption Awarness Month..it looks like they are running an adoption related blog everyday for the month… or i am indeed cementing my lameness by just noticing this and it is here all the time??? In anycase, worth a read.. worth a comment if you are so inclined… and I think my new favorite quote just came out of it: <…


No good news still for Stephanie and Evelyn Bennett

As you will, I am sure recall, back in April,OUSA had a pretty successful Blogger Blitz for Stephanie Bennett. It was great because over 100 bloggers took part, but kinda didn’t do what we needed as main steam media STILL is ignoring the travisty of justice being done to that poor Ohio family. And it still continues. In April of 2007, Stephanie had a hearing in the Probate Court, and…


Small Splash, Big Meaning

It’s not at all like Madonna’s adoption story. They aren’t talking about this on Oprah, or every news media outlet, but even with just a small almost silent plop in the pond, “Birth Mother Entitled to Visitation with Child Given Up for Adoption” Posted on November 21, 2006 by Daniel Clement has the ability to sure make some waves. It’s not going to hit the big media. Don’t look for…


The Donaldson Report..

Is out and making the news in a very big way. Read it yourself here It is saying all thie things that we have been saying and what is nice, is that people are listening. Or at least some. They are not listening here. Be warned, boatloads of morons are spewing hate filled crap on an unheard of basis. It could almost be funny, but it’s not. We have the…


How babies are treated in the beginning could shape the way they see the world

First impressions: Carolyn Skelton, CanWest News Service Saturday, February 25, 2006 VICTORIA – Until six years ago, Debby Takikawa was a counsellor in California who ran a family therapy clinic where she helped moms and dads form healthy bonds with their brand-new babies. Then she decided to make a 20-minute film for her clients. She started with the question: “What does it mean to a person to be ‘met’ at…


Unintended Pregnancy Linked to State Funding Cuts

Unintended Pregnancy Linked to State Funding Cuts First-of-Its-Kind Study Cites Impact On Teenage Girls and Poor Women By Ceci Connolly Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, March 1, 2006; Page A06 At a time when policymakers have made reducing unintended pregnancies a national priority, 33 states have made it more difficult or more expensive for poor women and teenagers to obtain contraceptives and related medical services, according to an analysis released…


Big Trouble for Reproductive Rights

Allot of us knew that it was going to happen. The way this current administration was so busy taking about family values. Georgie W speaking of the government funding maternity homes in the presidential debates. The ban of funding towards stem cell research, but over a million dollars going to funding embryo adoptions at Snowflakes in California. Aggressive and mandatory adoption awarness training for any place that provide abortions. The…


Adoption Fundraising on Ebay

So, while I don’t particulary like hearing or seeing these kinds of things on Ebay, this is NOT a call to write in and tell these folks how awful they are. For one, I don’t think that much said will really change their point of view, and second, it just makes the people who do look like the mad minority. “We” have already gotten the “credit” for the “nasty” emails…


Adoption: an American Revolution

Will you document the Mothers who were lied to and forced to lose the children they so desperately wanted, or will you only show the few happy reunions of such broken women? Will you discuss the issues and problems of current adoption practices that do not really honor the bond between mother and child and how to make things better, or will you just show the smiling faces of the “happy good birthmother” and promote more adoptions for a 13 billion dollar industry?