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    • In many states across the USA including New York, Adoptee Rights bills are introduced to state legislators year after year. Due to lack of public support and misinformation based outdated beliefs about the adoption process, year after year, this bills fail to become laws.

    • I am a product of this experiment. I was born on December 24th, 1988 and I was soon transferred from one mother to another because my first mother, known throughout my life as my birth mother, wasn’t married to my birth father. She was 16 years old and still in high school.

    • I was 14 when I learned I was pregnant and my life changed forever. Once I’d gotten that fateful news, I tried to imagine what it would be like to have a baby; I wondered if I’d be able to finish school, would I be able to give my baby the life she deserved?

    • So How Do We Fix Adoption in the USA? Domestic Voluntary Infant Adoption is what we are discussing here. Women facing and unplanned pregnancy and “choose” adoption rather than parenting. If you aren’t aware of adoption facts, then you might not be aware of the need for reform.

    • There are some facts about adoption that, really, you cannot dispute unless you are just trying to purposely to stay ignorant regarding the facts of infant adoption in this country. Adoption is, in its perfect form, suppose to be about finding homes for children that need them, not about finding children for parents that want them.

    • What Happens to the Numbers of Adoptable Infants in the USA if We Compare to Australia? IF the USA had similar adoption practices to Australia and supported mothers, in the US we would have only 539 Voluntary Domestic Infant relinquishments annually give or take.

    • The relinquishment and subsequent adoption of my son was actually picture perfect. I am a perfect example of exactly what adoption is when it works just as it is suppose to.The adoption of my son was perfect, I did everything the “right” way and still; the adoption of my son caused unnecessary pain and was wrong. This is way I speak out against adoption today.

    • Adoption was almost more like a crack that happened in my soul. A crack that that I thought and was encouraged to believe that would be temporary or always below the surface. Over time, the rest of life worked it’s way in, like water in cement and caused the very foundation of myself to crumble.

    • When I relinquished Max, it was suppose to be something that affected ME. Like so many things in adoption, the professionals were wrong. The “gift of adoption” just keep on giving and giving.. the pain has a huge ripple effect that touches every aspect of a woman’s lives including ALL our children.

    • Secondary adoptee rejection is a very real reality in adoption reunions. We all have a different skill set and experiences to handle a reunion.There are many mothers who were simply told to “never speak of this again” and that has proven to be a real unhealthy bit of advice.

    • The simple fact is that it is less than 1% of all relinquishing mothers desire to never set eyes on their children again. So because these 1% mothers another 6 to 8 million people and their children and their children’s children get denied medical histories, get denied their identity, get denied their truth..

    • Most adoption agencies will offer free “birthmother” counseling as part of their adoption services. A true counselor is supposed to advocate for their client, not the organization for which they work. Often adoption counseling is “in agency” and therefore, not really nonpartisan. There is no guarantee that the “counselor” is neutral and actually has the expectant mothers’ best interests at heart.

    • I figured that I would write a post that makes it easier for women to become birthmothers. Hence, here’s a handy guide on how to become more appealing to adoption agencies and ways to ensure that you will place your baby.

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What in Sam Hill is the Adoption Army?

The short answer is it’s an email list. I promise not to sell your email or spam you.

The long answer is a bit more complicated.

Strength in Numbers, the Power of Adoption

See, there is a heck of a lot of us that care about adoption corruption, exploitation, coercion, Adoptee Rights and the welfare of our children.

My goal is to use this email list to harness that strength.

Whether it is a new petition, or maybe an article that needs commenting or another person who needs support,I will use the list to keep us all informed.

It’s like an Adoptionland Alert System.

What Can the Adoption Army DO?

I’m hoping that we can use this email list for strategic actions.

For example, Anderson Cooper 360 had some nasty pro adoption propagandaon his website. While I commented and all, it would be great if we couldall get together and plan an action. What if we found a direct email to his producers and called for an investigation of adoption coercion or adoptee rights? Say we all did that for one month. Then, the next month, we could focus on Rachel Maddow, then we could move on to someone else like Bill Dedman, etc.

For the most part, I think each of us can even have a simple written document on file that comes from us personally  telling our stories, pointing out some juicy facts, and then just use that over an over again to different journalists and media outlets.

The power will be that we are concentrating our efforts all in one direction, rather than just piecemealing a little at a time. For instance, I called the Adoption Army into Action for the Craigslist Adoption Truth Project

As John Greene said to me in a conversation we had in Chicago at the 2012 Adoptee Rights Demonstration:

We are all in boats rowing away; the time is now for us to point the boats in the same direction and row together!

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