Day 1 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013 – Help Jeff Educate Social Workers and Adoptive Parents

1. Day 1 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013- Help Jeff Educate Social Workers and Adoptive Parents

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1.	Day 1 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013- Help Jeff Educate Social Workers and Adoptive Parents

I’m putting this one first because Jeff put out this request on Facebook a few days ago. For those that do not know Jeff Hancock, he is the president of the Adoptee Rights Coalition as well as being a Late Discovery Adoptee and one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.

 

History of Lies and Corruption in Adoption

Dear Friends,

I am working on a slide show and power point presentation on the history of lies and corruption in adoption. one of the sections includes lies surrounding our adoptions. I would like to show the photo of the person along with 3 or 4 sentences describing the lies, corruption, or deceit.

Please consider participating in this by private messaging me your story along with any photo you are comfortable sharing. This will be presented by me in November at a conference on adoption with the primary audience comprised of a-parents and social workers. I want to sock people in the gut with this seminar.

Also, please spread the word. I would like tons of these experiences to pick through; especially lies propagated through agencies and case-workers.

Thanks,
Jeff Hancock

If you are friends with Jeff on FB, then you can IM him there. If you are not and you are friends with me, you can and I can pass them on.  You can also send them to me at Fix adoption  at Gmail dot om and I will pass them on to Jeff.

This is mine:

before afters adoption

I was told that I could keep my baby if I wanted to go on welfare which, as a nice middle class girl, horrified me. Meanwhile the nice upper class adoption agency put me on Massachusetts social services for the medical bills and then charged my son’s adoptive parents for my care. They said; “List the baby’s father as ‘unknown’ on the birth certificate” and terminated his rights via a newspaper ad, but never mentioned the child support I would be entitled to for giving birth to the only child of a NYC lawyer. Adoption was suppose to allow me to live my life “as if I was never a mother”; yet 26 years later I spend my days talking about adoption. They lied; I never got over losing my son.

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About the Author

Claudia Corrigan DArcy
Claudia Corrigan D’Arcy has been online and involved in the adoption community since early in 2001. Blogging since 2005, her website Musings of the Lame has become a much needed road map for many mothers who relinquished, adoptees who long to be heard, and adoptive parents who seek understanding. She is also an activist and avid supporter of Adoptee Rights and fights for nationwide birth certificate access for all adoptees with the Adoptee Rights Coalition. Besides here on Musings of the Lame, her writings on adoption issue have been published in The New York Times, BlogHer, Divine Caroline, Adoption Today Magazine, Adoption Constellation Magazine, Adopt-a-tude.com, Lost Mothers, Grown in my Heart, Adoption Voice Magazine, and many others. She has been interviewed by Dan Rather, Montel Williams and appeared on Huffington Post regarding adoption as well as presented at various adoption conferences, other radio and print interviews over the years. She resides in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband, Rye, children, and various pets.

1 Comment on "Day 1 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013 – Help Jeff Educate Social Workers and Adoptive Parents"

  1. Great post Claud ~ I had the same idea and my first day I wrote about the lies in adoption and also shared Jeff’s info!

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